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October 17 Morning Sessions at University of British Columbia:
Access and benefit-sharing (ABS) refers to the way in which genetic resources
may be accessed, and how the benefits that result from their use are shared
between the people or countries using the resources (users) and the people or
Originating in Europe in the 16th century, botanic gardens are found in nearly every country in the world.
Cycads are the most endangered of plant groups based on IUCN Red List assessments; all are in Appendix I or II of CITES, about 40% are within biodiversity ‘hotspots,’ and the call for action to improve their protection is longstanding.
Genetic diversity provides the essential basis for the adaptation and resilience of tree species to environmental stress and change.
Selecting the geographic origin—the provenance—of seed is a key decision in restoration. The last decade has seen a vigorous debate on whether to use local or nonlocal seed.
The National Tropical Botanical Garden has been collecting rare plant data in Hawai`i for over 40 years. When this information is paired with GIS technology, predictive indices can be created.
The Standards of Excellence in Plant Collections Management developed by the Plant Co
A companion Self-Assessment Tool is now available to help you evaluate your organization’s current level of collections management.
Sally Aitken is a Professor and Associate Dean, Research and Innovation, in the Faculty of Forestry at the University of British Columbia, and Director of the Centre for Forest Conservation Genetics.