Tecc Editora published Tropical Plant Collecting: From the Field to the Internet, and edited volume by Scott A. Mori, Amy Berkov, Carol A. Gracie & Edmund F. Hecklau. This book is based on 40 years of tropical plant collecting in Central and South America by the senior author and his colleagues and, in particular, draws from his experience in publishing a guide to the vascular plants of central French Guiana and a monograph of the Brazil nut family (Lecythidaceae). Although traditional field and herbarium techniques are discussed in detail, the book also covers how new techniques provided by digital photography, electronic databases, and the Internet have revolutionized plant collecting and data presentation in systematic botany. The audience for this book is tropical biologists who, as part of their field work, need to gather botanical specimens to document their scientific studies. The book will also be useful for those taking field biology courses in the tropics. (Source © Tecc Editora )
- Adopt Scott Mori's attitude "If you're ready for a new life, disconnected, exotic, rich in new plant and animal species, including bugs, then, read that book rich in tricks and tips, and adopt Scott Mori's attitude if you want to survive in the Jungle." Pierre-Michel Forget, Review posted at Amazon.com (11 January 2012)
"Tropical Plant Collecting: From the Field to the Internet provides field biologists with information about carrying out field work in the New World tropics, gathering botanical collections, managing specimens in herbaria, making information about plants available on the Internet, and raising money to fund both expeditions and preparing floras and monographs.". (Tecc Editora, 1 October 2011)
To see the table of contents, to sample pages of the book, and to read more about Editors go to Tecc Editora.
- Chapter 1. My Career as a Tropical Biologist – by Scott A. Mori
- Chapter 2. Amy’s Year in the Rain Forest – by A. Berkov
- Chapter 3. Tips for Tropical Biologists – by Scott A. Mori
- Chapter 4. From the Field – by Scott A. Mori
- Chapter 5. Into the Herbarium – by Scott A. Mori
- Chapter 6. Onto the Internet - by Scott A. Mori
- Chapter 7. Rain Forests of Tropical America: Is there hope for the Future? – by Scott A. Mori
- Appendix A. Adopt-a-Forest Strategy – by Scott A. Mori
- Appendix B. Funding for Systematic Botany – by Scott A. Mori
- Appendix C. Personal Field Supplies – by Scott A. Mori
- Appendix D. Essential Collecting Equipment – by Scott A. Mori
- Literature Cited
- Index to Scientific Names, Place Names, and Common Names
About the Editors
- Scott A. Mori is now the Nathaniel Lord Britton Curator of Botany at The New York Botanical Garden (NYBG) Homepage
- Amy Berkov is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biology at the City College of New York (CCNY, CUNY), an Honorary Research Associate at NYBG, and an Associate in the Division of Invertebrate Zoology at the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH). Homepage
- Carol A. Gracie is retired from NYBG, where she served as Senior Administrator of Children’s Education and Director of Foreign Tours, among other positions.
- Edmund F. Hecklau has a volunteer position at NYBG under the mentorship of Dr. Scott Mori, with whom he has co-authored several published papers relating to the flora of Central French Guiana.