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Using Biodiversity to Improve Human Well-being

This report written by Kerry Waylen highlights how botanic gardens across the world are involved in a variety of projects that use biodiversity to improve human well-being and is based upon an extensive literature survey, and a multilingual survey of BG

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12/6/17
Diversity and Inclusion Plans & Policies at UC-Davis

Read how an institution of higher learning is tackling the issue of Diversity and Inclusion in their 2017 strategic plan.

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12/6/17
With Healing in Mind: How Public Gardens at Colleges and Universities Can Promote Student Mental Health

At American colleges and universities today, one in two students feels more than average stress, while one in three suffers from a mental illness. Clearly, the mental well-being of students on these campuses is a cause of great concern.

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12/4/17
Exploring Culinary Arts Programs at Public Horticulture Institutions

Demand for food and beverages that are locally grown and made, organic, and nutritious has been on the rise in recent years, and many public gardens are recognizing the interest in and need for programming about these topics.

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12/4/17
The Economic Impact of Greater Philadelphia Gardens

Greater Philadelphia Gardens (“GPG”) is a consortium of more than 30 public gardens, arboreta, historical landscapes and supporting organizations located within 30 miles of Philadelphia.The dual purpose of this report is to understand and articulate the

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11/21/17
Project Botany: Exploring Native Plants of the United States

The goal of this curriculum is to introduce students to the wondrous biodiversity of flora, and the connections between plants and their ecosystems.

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11/20/17
Classroom Investigation Series: Native Plants

Welcome to this classroom investigation unit on native plants on public lands.

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11/20/17
Evaluation Resource Guide for Joint Fire Science Program Fire Exchanges

The Joint Fire Science Program (JSFP) is an interagency research partnership between the U.S. Department of Interior and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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11/17/17
Performance testing to identify climate-ready trees

Urban forests produce ecosystem services that can benefit city dwellers, but are especially vulnerable to climate change stressors such as heat, drought, extreme winds and pests.

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11/17/17
A synthesis of thresholds for focal species along the U.S. Atlantic and Gulf Coasts: A review of research and applications

The impacts from climate change are increasing the possibility of vulnerable coastal species and habitats crossing critical thresholds that could spur rapid and possibly irreversible changes.

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11/16/17

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