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2018 Plant Collections Symposium Session and Speaker Recordings

October 17 Morning Sessions at University of British Columbia:  

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11/13/18
Introduction to Access and Benefit-Sharing

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

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10/31/18
Botanic Gardens Complement Agricultural Gene Bank in Collecting and Conserving Plant Genetic Diversity

Originating in Europe in the 16th century, botanic gardens are found in nearly every country in the world.

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10/23/18
Re-Oaking Silicon Valley: Building Vibrant Cities with Nature

In this report, we investigate how integrating components of oak woodlands into developed landscapes — “re-oaking” — can provide an array of valuable functions for both wildlife and people.

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10/9/18
Comparative Biology of Cycad Pollen, Seed and Tissue - A Plant Conservation Perspective

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.

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10/3/18
Banking on the future: progress, challenges and opportunities for the genetic conservation of forest trees

Genetic diversity provides the essential basis for the adaptation and resilience of tree species to environmental stress and change.

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9/17/18
Tree Genes Initiative REPORT 2018: Securing our Future Forests by Enhancing Technology, Capacity, and Speed

The first TGI report, published in 2015, identified eight critical gaps slowing the transfer of stress-adapted trees from upstream research to forest owners and managers. The gaps fell into three categories: Innovation, Policy, and Markets.

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7/27/18
Priority Actions to Improve Provenance Decision-Making

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.

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7/16/18
Safeguarding Our Tree Collections: Gardens Coordinate to Manage Diversity

“Which plants should I grow, and how many?” The IMLS National Leadership Project, Safeguarding our Tree Collections, seeks to answer this fundamental question.

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6/21/18
Gap Analysis to Support Ex situ Collections Development

As gardens across North America are recovering from natural disasters including hurricanes and wildfires, it is important to consider collections coverage and security.

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6/21/18

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