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The primary goal of a Collection Development Plan is to guide the growth of a plant collection in meaningful, strategic, and measurable directions.
Oaks are critical to the health and function of forest and shrubland habitats in the United States, but many native oaks are threatened with extinction in the wild.
Improving urban forests is one of the solutions to achieving several of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and making cities healthier and more livable for people.
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
Talk 1, Rich Hatfield:
Honey Bees in the Pollination Networks of Natural Areas? An Overview and Best Management Practices
Massive social-ecological disturbance and disasters have struck the United States in recent years.
The Plant Conservation Alliance and the Smithsonian’s Department of Botany welcomed Chris Martine, David Burpee Professor of Plants Genetics & Research and Director of the Manning Herbarium at Bucknell University, to present “Plants are Cool, Too: #
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.