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From One Photo to a Whole Flora

Haiti is home to an incredible flora of around 5,000 documented plant species. Within these, over 210 endemic shrub and tree species have been identified. These plants have only one home in the world, and it is here. Many other species have small...

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3/11/21
An algorithm competition for automatic species identification from herbarium specimens

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. Robust automatic species identification algorithms using...

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7/6/20
Mapping and Databasing Plant Records Survey

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...

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5/26/20
Nature Map Webinar: Mapping nature and its benefits to jointly address biodiversity loss and climate change

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....

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4/21/20
TIPS Community Webinar: PlantSnap Initiative

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.

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12/4/19
The Development of Plant Conservation in Botanic Gardens and the Current and Future Role of Conservation Genetics for Enhancing Those Conservation Efforts

Botanic gardens play major roles in plant conservation globally. Since the 1980s, the number of botanic gardens worldwide and their involvement in integrating ex situ and in situ plant conservation has increased signifi cantly, with a growing focus on...

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5/21/19
A GIS Data Model for Public Gardens

An enterprise GIS data model was developed for use in public gardens, which includes botanical gardens, arboreta, and zoos. The data model defines the representation of geographical phenomena, the attributes of each feature, and the relationships...

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4/8/19
Esri 2019 Federal GIS Conference Plenary and Keynote Sessions

More than 4,000 attendees from across government agencies joined together at the Esri 2019 Federal GIS Conference recently in Washington, D.C.

From Jack Dangermond’s vision of a geospatial infrastructure to the modernization of the decennial...

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2/1/19
Global Forest Watch: Data and tools for monitoring forests around the world

Global Forest Watch (GFW) is an online platform that provides data and tools for monitoring forests. By harnessing cutting-edge technology, GFW allows anyone to access near real-time information about where and how forests are changing around the world...

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1/28/19
Bridging the gap between conservation practitioner and remote sensing science

The rapid advancements in remote sensing technology offer a unique opportunity to address the increasing rates of ecosystem degradation and biodiversity loss. Although satellite data have been available for decades, and the use of remote sensing has...

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1/28/19
The history and impact of digitization and digital data mobilization on biodiversity research

The first two decades of the twenty-first century have seen a rapid rise in the mobilization of digital biodiversity data. This has thrust natural history museums into the forefront of biodiversity research, underscoring their central role in the...

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11/26/18
Using drones to assist in plant conservation: Discovery, monitoring and sky-truthing predictive models

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. Resulting predictive models indicate that native cliff...

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5/17/18
How Can Ultra-High Resolution Drone Imagery be Acquired and Used for High Throughput Plant Phenotyping

Dr. Kevin Price served for 28 years as a professor at Utah State University, University of Kansas and Kansas State University. He currently holds a Professor Emeritus position in Agronomy at Kansas State University and is a Collaborating Professor in...

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2/1/18
A Changing Climate for Agriculture: Tools for Kick-starting Adaptation

This webinar introduces tools for collecting climate data, and how an Extension audience can use this data to support...

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11/16/17
Seed Zones & Population Movement Guidelines: Concepts & Tools

The USDA Forest Service Reforestation, Nurseries, and Genetics Resources team had their third discussion webinar about what it will take...

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11/16/17
Capturing Change: The Duality of Time-lapse Imagery to Acquire Data and Depict Ecological Dynamics

This article investigates the scientific and communicative value of time-lapse imagery by exploring applications for data collection and visualization. Time-lapse imagery has a myriad of possible applications to study and depict ecosystems and...

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10/23/17
The Alliance for Public Gardens GIS

The Alliance for Public Gardens GIS is a consortium of biological collection managers and GIS professionals who are dedicated to making geographic information systems more...

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10/18/17
How Do You Get There?: Digital Mapping in a Garden Setting

Institutions struggle with how to bring technology into their garden experience. With the importance of wayfinding and interpretation, an interactive map can help to share their story and ensure an extraordinary experience. But what approach is best?...

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7/9/17
Horticulture + Data = Better Gardens

From Google analytics to CompStat, we live in an era of big data. It’s not the size of the data set that matters, though; it’s what you do with it. Horticulture teams at public gardens are using data analysis to make better decisions about chemical...

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7/9/17
Introduction to IrisBG: Advanced Collection Management Made Easy

A seemingly never-ending challenge for many botanic gardens today is to have sufficient time to record accurate information about their plant collection. IrisBG has been designed to tackle this challenge head-on by making it easy to record and keep...

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7/9/17

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