Botany

The Botany unit focuses on studying the floristic diversity in Costa Rica. 

Botánica

Botany’s job is made possible through agreements with diverse institutions, which promotes literature and specimen exchange for better identification and greater knowledge. Generally, continuous visits from specialists are encouraged, as well as special support for master and doctorate students, and other groups.  Our curators are the main base of our work and have participated in several floristic projects in other countries as consultants or specialists of a a particular group.

As part of these studies, the Botany unit has strongly worked on the Costa Rica’s Plant Manual, a joint project developed with the Missouru Botanical Garden and the Costa Rican National Museum, as well as several international specialists.

 The work will have a total of seven volumes, and the first couple has already been published.  Likewise, the unit is keen on sharing all of its findings and knowledge gained, which is why more than 60 articles have been printed, from new species and findings to system checking and several field guides.

As a direct result, nowadays more tan 85% of the total flora in Costa Rica (9.300 species) is represented at our herbarium and in some groups, as the bromeliads, we have the greatest collection in the world.  Furthermore, a photography type collection and other historical collections are available at INBio.

Contact

Frank González: Sección Herbario:   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


 

 

 

 

Colecciones

Colecciones

Las colecciones biológicas respaldan el inventario de biodiversidad que ha venido desarrollando el INBio desde su inicio en 1989 en estrecha colaboración con Ministerio de Ambiente y Energía (MINAE) y el Sistema Nacional de Área de Conservación (SINAC) en todas las regiones del país y con la colaboración y el apoyo de gran cantidad de personas,  instituciones y gobiernos: parataxónomos, técnicos, expertos nacionales y extranjeros, voluntarios, estudiantes, museos, centros de investigación, universidades, organismos internacionales, agencias para el desarrollo y fundaciones.

Para mas información visite: Colecciones

 

 

 

 

Cursos y Capacitaciones

Cursos 

Para INBio es esencial compartir, difundir y popularizar ideas, valores, conocimiento y experiencia sobre la biodiversidad y sus usos sostenibles. Uno de las medios que INBio emplea para esto es a través de cursos, talleres, giras demostrativas y otras actividades. Le invitamos a explorar nuestras actividades programadas.

Para mas información visite: Cursos y Capacitaciones