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Pollination is fundamentally important to ecosystem function and human food security.
Recent reports of dramatic insect declines, and pollinator decline in particular,
Urban forests are recognized for the multiple benefits they provide to city‐dwellers.
However, climate change will affect tree species survival and persistence in urban
The U.S. national heritage of approximately one billion biodiversity specimens, once
digitized, can be linked to emerging digital data sources to form an information-rich network
Contact your elected representatives and let them know how you feel about plants, our web of life, and the ecosystem services we all depend upon:
The USDA-ARS National Plant Germplasm System (NPGS) is a coordinated network of 19 genebank locations throughout the United States that perform research to acquire, maintain,
In the Tropical Andes millions of people depend upon the use of wild and domesticated
biodiversity for their livelihoods, but the complex interactions between the
Herbarium specimens are increasingly recognized as an important resource for conservation
Plants are essential resources for the earth and human survival. Many plant species are threatened by human disturbance and are now in danger of extinction.
Major international herbaria, natural history museums and universities have recently begun to digitise their collections to facilitate studies and improve access to collections.
Climate change is our “biggest challenge,” “most pressing issue” or simply, and starkly, “a crisis.” As expressed in The Xishuangbanna Declaration on Botanical Gardens and Climate Change, there is much we can do as botanic gardens to help the world miti