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A Plant That ‘Cannot Die’ Reveals Its Genetic Secrets

Events in the genome of Welwitschia have given it the ability to survive in an unforgiving desert for thousands of years. In a recent study researchers report some of the genetic secrets behind Welwitschia’s unique shape, extreme longevity and profound...

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8/3/21
Plant symbiosis: The good, the bad, and the complicated: The 18th Smithsonian Botanical Symposium

The 18th Smithsonian Botanical Symposium, co-hosted by the Smithsonian’s Department of Botany and the United States Botanic Garden, was held virtually over two days on May 13 and 14, 2021. The Symposium, “Plant symbiosis: The good, the bad, and the...

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7/30/21
On-Demand: Biodiversity & Conservation | Sustainability Index Series

In this webinar, you'll learn more about how your garden can enhance its biodiversity and conservation goals. Gardens worldwide engage in biodiversity and conservation work through wild collecting trips, preserving specimens in herbaria and seed banks...

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7/28/21
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Native Plants Town Hall

Join the Native Plants Community for their Annual Meeting and Town Hall to discuss current issues and ideas in the world of native plants.  

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7/21/21
2021 Plant Collections Network Virtual Forum

All Nationally Accredited Plant Collections™ holders, peer reviewers, and others interested in applying for accreditation through Plant Collections Network were invited to attend our annual Forum. We celebrated our successes, shared future plans, then...

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7/21/21
2021 Annual Conference On-Demand

Missed the conference? Our virtual conference is available on-demand!

All on-demand packages begin with our baseline, which includes all virtual garden tours with Q&A, Industry Insights Rapid Fire, Celebrate Design Rapid Fire, Opening...

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7/19/21
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Small Gardens Town Hall

Join the Small Gardens Community for their Annual Meeting and Town Hall to discuss current issues and ideas in the world of small gardens.

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7/13/21
Engaging Women in Land Management A Case Study on Women Owning Woodlands

Women landowners play an important role in stewarding America’s forestlands, yet traditional programs have fallen short of engaging this important audience. Significantly fewer women than men actively participate in the current management of their...

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7/2/21
See Bizarre Seeds and Fruits from around the Globe

When it comes to admiring plants, flowers can hog all the attention. And though the ephemeral blooms may be dazzling, what appears after the petals fade—the fruits and seeds—are elegant in their own right.

In his new book The Hidden Beauty of...

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7/2/21
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Emerging Professionals Town Hall

Join the Emerging Professionals Community for their Annual Meeting and Town Hall to discuss current issues and ideas in the world of emerging professionals.

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6/30/21
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Plant Nomenclature & Taxonomy and Plant Collections Town Hall

The Plant Taxonomy & Nomenclature and Plant Collections Communities teamed up to host our joint Town Hall meeting. We welcomed our incoming Community Chairs, shared progress and outcomes from our annual projects, and charted a course for the year...

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6/24/21
Conserving Plant Diversity in New England

Conserving Plant Diversity in New England is a groundbreaking new report resulting from a two-year collaboration between Native Plant Trust and The Nature Conservancy. The report provides a scientific framework and detailed roadmap for conservation...

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6/23/21
Ten golden rules for reforestation to optimize carbon sequestration, biodiversity recovery and livelihood benefits

Urgent solutions to global climate change are needed. Ambitious tree-planting initiatives, many already underway, aim to sequester enormous quantities of carbon to partly compensate for anthropogenic CO2 emissions, which are a major cause of rising...

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6/18/21
Citizen Science Contributions to Address Biodiversity Loss and Conservation Planning in a Rapidly Developing Region

Biodiversity data support conservation research and inform conservation decisions addressing the wicked problem of biodiversity loss. However, these data often need processing and compilation before use, which exceed the time availability of...

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6/15/21
Planning the integration of ex situ plant conservation in Tasmania

Tasmania has a strong record of successful in situ plant conservation but there will always be a role for the integration of various ex situ measures into a plant conservation program due to pressure by threatening processes on wild populations. This...

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5/28/21
BGCI Webinar Series: Increasing Native Species Supply for Ecological Restoration

The fourth in our BGCI webinar series was about “Increasing native species supply for ecological restoration”.

An inadequate supply of native species has been identified as a key bottleneck for meeting global ecological restoration targets. In...

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5/28/21
Plant scientists’ research attention is skewed towards colourful, conspicuous and broadly distributed flowers

Scientists’ research interests are often skewed toward charismatic organisms, but quantifying research biases is challenging. By combining bibliometric data with trait-based approaches and using a well-studied alpine flora as a case study, this...

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5/18/21
Research inequity in the plant sciences

Do all plant biologists worldwide have equal access to novel methods, enabling them to be equally productive, publish, and receive credit for their research? Or does reduced access to cutting‐edge techniques in countries with lower financial resources...

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5/14/21
Sagebrush Biome Partnership Governance Webinar

The Western Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies (WAFWA), in partnership with Bureau of Land Management (BLM), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Intermountain West Joint Venture (IWJV) and other conservation...

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4/23/21
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Urban Agriculture Resilience Program Q&A

The United States Botanic Garden and the American Public Gardens Association are working to support public gardens and their partners in facilitating collaborative food-growing and education programs. For 2021, the...

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4/16/21

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