JSTOR Sustainability Resource

JSTOR Sustainability is a new online resource that brings together journals, policy research and books on the topic of environmental sustainability and resilience – topics from agricultural economics to green energy, and from climatology to sustainable business practices.  It was built in collaboration with think tanks, publishers, universities and researchers including American Meteorological Society, the International Association for Energy Economics, the Council on Foreign Relations, and the Centre for European Policy Studies. (read more here)

JSTOR Global Plants + a JSTORY video!

Check out this video from JSTOR or in other words a JSTORY! Jeanine Vélez Gavilán discusses her career in botany, her passion for endangered plants, and how climate change challenges botanists today. This story is also to help promote their Global Plants Initiative —  an international undertaking by leading herbaria to digitize and make available plant type specimens and other holdings used by botanists and others working in botany and other fields every day with partners from 300 institutions,  70 countries (read more). JSTOR provides the production, platform, technical, and promotional support to the participating Global Plants Initiative partners. You can search and view details on the collection but to view the images  you must be a subscribing institution.

RESOURCE: Global Plants

global-plants-lp520x300Global Plants  is a community-contributed database with more than two million high resolution plant type specimen images found worldwide, many digitized from glass slides.  These contributions are through the Global Plants Initiative (GPI), an international undertaking by leading herbaria to digitize and make available plant type specimens and other holdings. It  also includes expedition travelogues, letters, photographs, botanical paintings and drawings, a nd reference works, with links to related research articles on JSTOR. The image viewer feature examines and measures plant specimens and savable in “MyPlants.” It does cost and use you use their calculator to estimate the cost for your institution. (note: did you know JSTOR resources  are free in Africa and many other developing countries!)