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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.
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
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.
The Association's TIPS Community presents a "Technology Tuesday" on the Association's PlantSnap Initiative featuring PlantSnap founder Eric Ralls. Find out how your garden can participate in this exciting citizen science project.
Botanic gardens play major roles in plant conservation globally.
An enterprise GIS data model was developed for use in public gardens, which includes botanical gardens, arboreta, and zoos.
Global Forest Watch (GFW) is an online platform that provides data and tools for monitoring forests.
The rapid advancements in remote sensing technology offer a unique opportunity to address the increasing rates of ecosystem degradation and biodiversity loss.
The first two decades of the twenty-first century have seen a rapid rise in the mobilization of digital biodiversity data.
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.