Library Policy Statements
I. PROGRAM INFORMATION
Plant Physiology is housed in the Department of Molecular Biosciences
and Biosystems Engineering. The Department consists of a multidisciplinary
faculty covering biotechnology, molecular biology, biochemistry, biosystems
engineering, and food science. The Department seeks to develop and apply
state-of-the-art techniques in molecular and cellular biology and biotechnology
to problems in tropical agriculture.
The Department offers an MS and a PhD in Botanical Sciences (Plant Physiology).
Graduate faculty are based not only in the University, but also in Hawaii
Agricultural Research Center and the USDA Agricultural Research Service
Laboratory. Research areas center on understanding the biochemical, nutritional,
and molecular-biological processes that underlie growth, development,
photosynthesis, and stress, especially as they relate to tropical agriculture.
II. COORDINATION OF COLLECTING RESPONSIBILITIES
Plant Physiology draws heavily on the literature of botany, chemistry
and biology; selection is coordinated with the librarians responsible
for these areas.
Research in the Botany department is also supported by collections in
the Bishop Museum Library and the Hawaii Agriculture Research Center (formerly
the Hawaiian Sugar Planters' Association) Library. There are no formal
collecting arrangements with these libraries.
II. GUIDELINES TO MATERIALS COLLECTED OR EXCLUDED
Material in English is preferred. Spanish and Portuguese
publications on tropical crops are collected. Occasionally, French and
German material is acquired. Asian language material is housed in both
the Science and Technology area and the Asia Collection.
No limitations, but the emphasis is on current
theories and research.
No limitations, but there is special interest in tropical
Date of Publication:
Current materials are emphasized; gaps are
filled as needed. Rare and historical materials may be acquired as gifts.
Types/Formats of Materials Collected:
Monographs on current research
in the field; serials, including Web access when available; monographic
series; dictionaries, handbooks and directories; bibliographies; conference
proceedings; selected United States and foreign dissertations; electronic
data bases with a preference for Web access.
All treatments are included, with the exception of
popular works and textbooks. Both research and applied aspects are collected.
Date compiled: 7/01 Compiler: Eileen Herring