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Disease detection is one of many vital missions that biodiversity collections play, along with environmental assessment, online education, and detection of crop disease and potential bioterror
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.
A geographically diverse group of 29 ethnobiologists addresses three common themes in response to the COVID-19 global health crisis: impact on local communities, future interactions between researchers and communities, and new (or renewed) conceptual an
With the current global spotlight on wild animal markets as a possible source of the COVID-19 epidemic, it is easy to forget that the biggest flows of “wildlife” in trade involve plants, not animals. This report summarises what is known about the trade
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 Garde
This comprehensive resource inlcudes a few chapters, one focusing on Enahancing Staff Understanding and the other on Building Working Partnerships.
The format of this edited volume offers each of the three communities (natural history museums, botanical gardens, zoological gardens) the opportunity to present their cutting-edge research and communications outreach activities.
It is widely recognized that actions aimed at conserving, restoring and sustainably manage nature will not only help address biodiversity loss and deterioration of ecosystems but also contribute to climate change mitigation, resilience and adaptation.
This is an example of a Disaster Plan with a specific focus on plant collections management and prioritization. This includes a Trillium Collection Disaster Plan.
Sarah P. Duke Gardens in Durham, North Carolina has put together a storm preparedness plan in anticipation of more frequent extreme storms.