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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
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.
Genetic diversity provides the essential basis for the adaptation and resilience of tree species to environmental stress and change.
A standardized monitoring protocol is presented in this document to allow agency staff, land managers, farmers, and others to evaluate the performance of individual pollinator habitat plantings.
What is assisted migration? This past presentation from Chicago Botanic Garden highlights some key aspects of what assisted migration entails and provides some scenarios for assited migration.
It is evident that species recovery is not well understood.
Forest resources face numerous threats that require costly management. Hence, there is an increasing need for data-informed strategies to guide conservation practices.
Temperature is universally important for organisms and the thermal environment of a diversity of organisms is changing rapidly because of global climate change.
“Which plants should I grow, and how many?” The IMLS National Leadership Project, Safeguarding our Tree Collections, seeks to answer this fundamental question.
The tissue culture and cryopreservation program at The Huntington demonstrates the potential for in vitro collections at botanic gardens and highlights what can be accomplished with a small focused program by using existing capital resources and investi