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An evolutionary and cultural biography of ginkgo

Ginkgo biloba is a distinctive living tree with a unique place in plant evolution and
human culture. It is valued in horticulture and as a street tree, is a source of edible

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12/11/18
People and plants: The unbreakable bond

We are losing biodiversity at an unprecedented rate, which will have unknown but                          potentially devastating consequences for the Earth’s planetary systems. Before we can

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12/11/18
Saving plants, saving ourselves

The future of the Earth and its inhabitants has never been more uncertain, but there
is still time for us to prevent further catastrophe. Plant scientists have a crucial role

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12/11/18
The challenge for botanic garden science

Historically, botanic garden science has been dominated by the disciplines of economic
botany and taxonomy. Today, with around 20% of plant species threatened with extinction,

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12/11/18
Plants and people: Our shared history and future

Humans and plants have a complex relationship extending far back into our joint
evolutionary history. This legacy can be seen today as plants provide nutrition, fiber,

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12/11/18
Self‐organizing researcher networks in the plant sciences

The next generation of plant scientists must have expertise in a broad range of fields
and experimental approaches to overcome the grand challenges of the 21st century.

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12/11/18
Hurricane Preparedness: Tips for Cultural Institutions

When you receive notice of a hurricane that has the potential to impact your area, it’s important that all individuals and cultural institutions prepare for possible strong winds, heavy rain, and flooding. 

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12/7/18
Extreme Botany: The Precarious Science of Endangered Rare Plants

They don’t make the headlines the way charismatic animals such as rhinos and elephants do. But there are thousands of critically endangered plants in the world, and a determined group of botanists are ready to go to great lengths to save them.

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12/6/18
Second State of the Carbon Cycle Report

Authored by more than 200 scientists from the United States, Canada, and Mexico, the Second
State of the Carbon Cycle Report (SOCCR2) provides an up-to-date assessment of scientific

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12/3/18
Fourth National Climate Assessment

The impacts of climate change are already being felt in communities across the country.
More frequent and intense extreme weather and climate-related events, as well as changes

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11/29/18

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