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Biocultural Diversity for Food System Transformation Under Global Environmental Change

Biocultural diversity is central to the nutrition, resilience, and adaptive capacity of Indigenous and traditional peoples, who collectively maintain the longest ongoing human experiences with the provision of food under environmental change. In the...

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10/18/21
Finding the Mother Tree: A Conversation with Suzanne Simard

As a pioneer in the field of plant communication, ecologist Suzanne Simard has spent a lifetime rigorously documenting the forests of North America and the Arctic. Rather than simple collections of individual plants, these forests are complex...

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10/1/21
Botanic Garden Collections—An Under-Utilised Resource

Botanic gardens and arboreta around the world are repositories of diverse collections of useful plants in their gardens and seed banks. However, the crop and forestry communities often overlook these collections, and so they are an underutilised...

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9/28/21
Conservation Gap Analysis of U.S. Trees in Nine Priority Genera

Trees are facing increasing threats globally, including habitat loss, natural systems modification, land-use change, climate change, and pests and diseases. With more than 800 native tree species in the continental United States and more than 60,000...

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8/30/21
Uncovering Historic Daffodils at The New York Botanical Garden

The New York Botanical Garden’s daffodil collection was established in 1898 with a gift of about 52 varieties from British horticulturist Peter Barr. In 1924 the collection grew exponentially with a naturalized planting across a sprawling hillside in...

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8/27/21
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Plant Conservation Town Hall

Join the Plant Conservation Community for their Annual Meeting and Town Hall to discuss current issues and ideas in the world of plant conservation.

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8/11/21
Putting the Right Plants in the Right Places

Just because a plant grows in your area does not mean your project is designed in a fashion that the plant will thrive on your project.  This Habitat Tip outlines the process of trying to "put a square peg into a round hole" and how to make sure and...

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8/10/21
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
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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
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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
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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

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