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Key to Theridiidae Spiders of Biosecurity Importance to New Zealand  --  VISIT
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Updated: Thu 08/14/2014 @ 11:01

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Key to Theridiidae Spiders of Biosecurity Importance to New Zealand

Includes introduced and native species commonly associated with the human environment, species that have already been intercepted by Quarantine Inspectors at the border, widely distributed species and species found overseas that are a likely biosecurity threat. We have tried to avoid specialist morphological terms in order to make the key accessible to many users.

The key also features:
    a) how to use, where there is guidance on which morphological features are important and how to interpret them;
    b) spider morphology, which illustrates the main body parts typical of the family as well as those used as diagnostic characters in the key;
    c) species check list, which highlights diagnostic features; 
    d) references, which were used in the construction of the key and that contain further information (includes web page links);
    e) acknowledgements, where we express our gratitude to folks whose help was invaluable in the construction of the key.

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Author(s): Marinov, M., Vink, C., Jones, D., & Kumarasinghe

Campbell Island Freshwater Invertebrate Keys  --  VISIT
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Updated: Tue 07/08/2014 @ 09:18

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Campbell Island Freshwater Invertebrate Keys

Campbell Island/Motu Ihupuku lies 700 km south of New Zealand’s mainland, the most southerly of the five New Zealand Subantarctic groups.
There are two identification keys to the freshwater invertebrate taxa of Campbell Island.
  1. Main Key - for identifying of most taxa (except Chironomidae fly larvae) beyond family level.
  2. Chironomidae Key – for identifying the freshwater Chironomidae of Campbell Island to genus or species level.
The keys are suitable for users that have basic knowledge in invertebrate identification or animal biology.  

Visit the Campbell Island Freshwater Invertebrate Keys

The keys were made possible by funding from the Terrestrial and Freshwater Biodiversity Information System (TFBIS) Programme.

How to cite the keys:

McMurtrie, S.A.; Sinton, A.M.R.; & Winterbourn, M.J.; 2014. Lucid identification key to the freshwater invertebrate taxa of Campbell Island. EOS Ecology, Christchurch.

McMurtrie, S.A.;, Sinton, A. M.R.;& Winterbourn, M. J.;2014. Lucid identification key to the freshwater Chironomidae of Campbell Island. EOS Ecology, Christchurch.

Version: 1.0

Author(s): McMurtrie, S.A.; Sinton, A.M.R.; & Winterbourn, M.J.

WATTLE Acacias of Australia ver. 2.2 By B.R. Maslin  --  VISIT
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Updated: Thu 06/12/2014 @ 12:39

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WATTLE Acacias of Australia ver. 2.2 By B.R. Maslin

Wattle v2.2

  • This key is a revision of WATTLE Acacias of Australia that was published on CD in 2001. 
  • WATTLE ver. 2.2 includes 1274 taxa of Acacia sens. lat. that occur in Australia. These represent all formerly described Acacia sens. str., Acaciella, Vachellia and Senegalia taxa, together with Phrase Name taxa and common hybrid entities where these exist in the public domain and are accompanied by a description; also, 17 new species currently in press (in Nuytsia) are included.
  • For each taxon (except the new species) hyperlinks are provided to information regarding their most current description (sourced from ABRS Flora Online), images (from WorldWideWattle website), distribution map (from AVH) and nomenclature (from APNI).
How to cite this key: Maslin, B.R. (2014). WATTLE2, Interactive Identification of Australian Acacia. Version 2.2. (Department of Parks and Wildlife: Perth.)

Acknowledgements: This revision was made possible by funding provided through Atlas of Living Australia and was undertaken at the Western Australian Herbarium, Department of Parks and Wildlife, Perth. Rebecca Coppen (DPAW) is gratefully acknowledged for attaching the hyperlinks to information resources for the taxa.

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Author(s): B.R. Maslin

The National Vegetation Classification (NVC) of U.K. Woodlands & Scrub vegetation types  --  VISIT
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Updated: Thu 06/05/2014 @ 09:30

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Learning your NVC's: National Vegetation Classification of the United Kingdom

Author: Fiona Young

NVC home webpage URL: http://www.lacistemataceae.org/nvc-homepage.html


Project background:

The British Plant Communities five book set was published in 1991-2 (approximately 2,500 pages) and lead by Ecologist Professor John Rodwell.  This monumental work took two decades of fieldwork and data crunching to produce a new set of vegetation types.  These 73 types (and subtypes) are used to identify habitats for future conservation.

The five volumes are:

Volume 1 – Woodlands & Scrub;
Volume 2 – Mires & Heath;
Volume 3 – Grasslands & Montane Communities;
Volume 4 – Aquatic Communities, Swamps & Tall-herb Fens;
Volume 5 – Maritime Communities and Vegetation of Open Habitats.


The NVC multi-option keys:

This first (of five) identification keys has been designed for ecologist students and citizen scientists out in the field.  NVC's can be identified from three starting points (1) Identify your plant; (2) Does your plant occur locally?; (3) Abiotic factors - Ellenburg Indicator Values.

Included for completeness - how the NVC's relate to the modern classifications of:
Phase 1 Habitats, Peterken Woodland Stand Types, CORINE Biotypes, E.U. Habitats Directive Annex 1, Forestry Commission Guide Types, Biodiversity Action Plan Priority Habitats, Natural Environment and Rural Communities Act-Section 41 and those generated for the 2012-2020 United Nations Decade on Biodiversity.

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Author(s): Fiona Young

Fanniidae from Brazil  --  VISIT
 Views: 24

Updated: Thu 05/15/2014 @ 11:25

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Fanniidae from Brazil

Key for 22 male species of Fannia from Southern of Brazil, including characters that allow the differentiation between Fannia and Euryomma.

To open the key visit: http://keys.lucidcentral.org/keys/v3/fanniidae_brazil/
Please note to use this key requires the Java Runtime Environment, free from www.java.com

Author(s): Cauê Trani de Mira; Patricia Jacqueline Thyssen

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