ALGERIA 5
INSTITUTION NAME AND MAIN ADDRESS
COUNTRY Algeria
INSTITUTION NAME “Laboratoires de Biologie Saharienne de Beni-Ouif”
DESCRIPTION
AREA No information available
LATITUDE 32, 4 º N
LONGITUDE 1,16 º W
ALTITUDE 800 m
PRECIPITATION 100-150 mm
INFORMATION ABOUT THE INSTITUTION
STATUS State
INSTITUTION TYPE Research Center
DATE FOUNDED 1931
SPECIAL COLLECTIONS Local fauna: insects and fossils
TAXA No information available
PROGRAMMES Research programs on fauna and flora, associated with the geology of the area, and its application to grassland systems
FEATURES AND FACILITIES • Laboratory space: a laboratory with 13 sq. m. of, a chemical laboratory of 7 sq. m.; director’s laboratory of 6 sq. m.• Saharan Herbarium, library• Experimental space: Saharan Atlas and the Saharan dunes with underground streams containing interesting endemic types are only 10 km. away

• Library: contains several hundred volumes and pamphlets on Saharan botany, zoology, geology, ethnography and prehistory

• Museum containing regional collections of animals, particulary insects and Saharan fossils

MAIN DEFICIENCIES • Botanic Garden

• Arboretum

• Genebank

OTHER INFORMATION The institution was established in 1931, at Beni-Ouif, by professor Killian, professor of agricultural botany at University of Algiers, with the support of the rector of the university. An old fondouk which belonged to de municipality was converted into laboratories by funds made available by the Governor
SOURCES CONSULTED Web:ww.ncbi.blm.nih.gov

Documents:

“Directory of Institution engaged in Arid Zone Research. Arid zone Programme” (1952) UNESCO

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