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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.
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.
Botanic gardens play major roles in plant conservation globally.
Predicting the flowering times of angiosperm taxa is a goal of mounting importance in the face of future climate change, with applications not only in plant biology and ecology, but also horticulture, agriculture, and invasive species management.
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.
Dr. Kevin Price served for 28 years as a professor at Utah State University, University of Kansas and Kansas State University.
This article investigates the scientific and communicative value of time-lapse imagery by exploring applications for data collection and visualization.