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From One Photo to a Whole Flora

Haiti is home to an incredible flora of around 5,000 documented plant species. Within these, over 210 endemic shrub and tree species have been identified. These plants have only one home in the world, and it is here. Many other species have small...

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3/11/21
Re-Opening Museums & Cultural Attractions: Succeeding in the Post-COVID Era with Thoughtful Digital Tools

In March 2020, museums and cultural organizations across the world closed their doors due to Coronavirus. Now, almost half a year later, many institutions are in the early phases of reopening.
In order to initiate a successful reopening, digital...

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2/19/21
Roadmap for Funders: Investing in Digital Infrastructure

As society moves from response to recovery to reimagining, grantmakers are increasingly recognizing that social change in the digital era requires an investment in technology. This investment is more than tools alone; rather it's a commitment to...

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8/18/20
An algorithm competition for automatic species identification from herbarium specimens

Plant biodiversity is threatened, yet many species remain undescribed. It is estimated that >50% of undescribed species have already been collected and are awaiting discovery in herbaria. Robust automatic species identification algorithms using...

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7/6/20
ACME-Calculating Capacity

Below are some tips and things to consider when determining the ideal capacity for your new timed-entry program.

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6/5/20
Mapping and Databasing Plant Records Survey

This survey conducted in fall 2019 was part of a research project for a masters degree at Vancouver Island University, in Geographic Information Systems (GIS). The survey was administered by Jodi Healy in collaboration with the Alliance for Public...

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5/26/20

 

 
 
Real-Time Control of Brooklyn Botanic Garden's Water Features for Combined Sewer Overflow Mitigation and Water Conservation

Communities are increasingly turning to “smart” water systems to address their often-competing stormwater challenges. This begs the question “how much more effective are smart stormwater systems?”. To address this question, we evaluated the smart...

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9/16/19
The Development of Plant Conservation in Botanic Gardens and the Current and Future Role of Conservation Genetics for Enhancing Those Conservation Efforts

Botanic gardens play major roles in plant conservation globally. Since the 1980s, the number of botanic gardens worldwide and their involvement in integrating ex situ and in situ plant conservation has increased signifi cantly, with a growing focus on...

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5/21/19
A GIS Data Model for Public Gardens

An enterprise GIS data model was developed for use in public gardens, which includes botanical gardens, arboreta, and zoos. The data model defines the representation of geographical phenomena, the attributes of each feature, and the relationships...

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4/8/19
Five Approaches to Build Functional Early Warning Systems

This publication aims to support UNDP practitioners and partners (international organisations, nongovernmental organisations, governments, as well as civil society organisations) in the process of setting up or improving early warning systems. Distinct...

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4/3/19
OSHA: Electronic Reporting Requirements

Federal OSHA requires certain establishments to electronically report their OSHA injury log by March 2, 2019. Institutions with 250 employees or more at a single location are automatically required to electronically report their 2018 OSHA forms 300,...

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1/14/19
The history and impact of digitization and digital data mobilization on biodiversity research

The first two decades of the twenty-first century have seen a rapid rise in the mobilization of digital biodiversity data. This has thrust natural history museums into the forefront of biodiversity research, underscoring their central role in the...

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11/26/18
Data Tools for the California Bay Area: Actionable Intelligence for Cities to Support SDG Achievement

Data is integral to target-setting and tracking SDG achievement over time. While much attention has been given to national-level measurement and reporting systems, such as the U.S....

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10/24/17
Capturing Change: The Duality of Time-lapse Imagery to Acquire Data and Depict Ecological Dynamics

This article investigates the scientific and communicative value of time-lapse imagery by exploring applications for data collection and visualization. Time-lapse imagery has a myriad of possible applications to study and depict ecosystems and...

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10/23/17
Cyber Attacks Compromise Your Public Garden

With such heavy use of and reliance on computers and the Internet,  protecting these resources has become increasingly important. Learning about cyber attacks and how to prevent them can help you protect your public garden from security breaches...

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8/29/16
Cyber Security and Privacy

With the enormous amount of sensitive information stored digitally, public garden’s need to take proper measures to ensure this data is never comprised. Ultimately, it is the public garden’s responsibility to protect their patrons’ data. Understanding...

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10/26/15
Cyber Risks and Liabilities

A data breach can directly affect your relationship with your customers or clients. They may not feel safe doing business with you anymore, and you must be prepared to prevent that.

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10/26/15
Aligning Your Hazard Communication Program with GHS
Hazard communication programs and workplace signs at all establishments must be GHS-compliant by June 1, 2016.  
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10/23/15