Monographs & Proceedings

The Latvian Red Book is a red book that collects data on plants, fungi and animals that are rare and protected in Latvia.

In 1979, the institute published the first edition of the Red Data Book of the Latvian SSR. LUBI keeps the first version of the Latvian Red Data Book (see the picture) made in one copy, its text is typed on forms printed by the printing house. The pages are fastened according to the principle of the folding table calendar, the pages are marked in the color corresponding to the category. It is on the basis of this document that its typographic versions are also being improved. The latest completed six-volume edition of the Latvian Red Data Book (editor-in-chief Prof. G. Andrušaitis) has been prepared in Latvian and English with the participation of the Life project since the mid-1990s.

The Institute of Biology ensures the balanced existence and development of systematic botany as a scientific field in Latvia, the previous research results have been published in the monographic publication Latvijas vaskulāro augu flora  (Latvian Vascular Plant Flora) ([1]–[5]–13 1999–2015,2016→ Rīga).

The results have been used in scientific research projects both in Latvia and abroad, eg Atlas Florae Europaeae (1-16 →, 1972-2013 →, Helsinki), EuroMed Plant Base (2005 →, Berlin), Flora of the Baltic Countries (1– 3, 1993– 2003, Tartu), The genus Oenothera L. in Eastern Europe (2004, Kraków).

 

The beginnings of the collection of articles "Latvijas Veģetācija" (Latvian Vegetation) can be found in the Laboratory of Biogeography of the Faculty of Geography and Earth Sciences of the University of Latvia, later - in the Institute of Biology of the University of Latvia,  led by prof. Māris Laiviņš and since 2015 - LVMI Silava. Currently, the collection of articles is under the auspices of the Latvian State Forest Research Institute "Silava". You can also get acquainted with the publications in the collection of articles in web. Please see there.