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Canada is home to about 5087 species of higher plants of which 25% were introduced to Canada either deliberately or by accident. The richness of botanical species is highest in the southern, more densely settled parts of the country.
Originating in Europe in the 16th century, botanic gardens are found in nearly every country in the world.
Temperature is universally important for organisms and the thermal environment of a diversity of organisms is changing rapidly because of global climate change.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Fourth Assessment Report concluded that human induced climate change is expected to have a discernable influence on many physical and biological systems.
The necessity to redesign and relandscape the interior of the Temperate Palmhouse at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) created the opportunity to undertake a full curatorial survey of the palms and other plants contained in the Palmhouse.
Botanic gardens are organized around plant collections, and climate change will affect those collections.
How to scale (“pathways”), whom to involve (“partnerships”), and retention of program quality (“fidelity”) are three strategic decisions that can be critical to the scale up of beneficial social programs in societies.
For the November/December 2017 issue of Museum magazine, Elizabeth Merritt, director of the Alliance’s Center for the Future of Museums, invited contributors to explore one specific future that might result from existing limits and challenges playing ou
Data is not just required for monitoring. Achieving the ambitious SDGs also requires an evidence-based approach to governance.
This article investigates the scientific and communicative value of time-lapse imagery by exploring applications for data collection and visualization.