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BOT 130: Plants in Hawaiian Environment (Elliott): Home
Aloha! Welcome to the BOT 130: Plants in a Hawaiian Environment research libguide. On this libguide you will find lots of electronic and print resources that will help you to research your topics for this course. Below you will find a link to an activity that will help facilitate you through the research process. Learn how to pick a topic, choose appropriate keywords, and search through some relevant databases. The link will lead you to a google doc. Once you have the doc open, head to the toolbar and select "File" from there, move your cursor down to "Make a copy". Once you've made a copy of the doc and saved it to your personal drive, you'll be able to edit the doc with your topic and keywords. If you have any questions, feel free contact myself, or any of the librarians at Leeward Library!
"In a nutshell the website is an effort to gather a substantial body of the basic information on Hawaiʻi’s terrestrial ecosystems and species biodiversity, and to attempt a brief summary for some categories of information."
This database describes the plant species introduced by the first Polynesian settlers. It explains how they used their plants to maintain their lifestyles and how they used their skills to manage their "`āina" (land). Most of the plants introduced were those species that provided for their basic survival necessities: food plants, fiber plants, medicinal and other plants of economic values.
Since 1907, the college has published over 8000 documents, exclusive of faculty articles published in journals or chapters in books, under various imprimaturs, including the Hawaii Agricultural Experiment Station, the Hawaii Cooperative Extension Service, and the Hawaii Institute of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources.