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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.
The Standards of Excellence in Plant Collections Management developed by the Plant Co
A companion Self-Assessment Tool is now available to help you evaluate your organization’s current level of collections management.
This manual suggests standard practices that will insure the quality and preservation of the tissue and vouchers and their respective data.
Deploying well-adapted and ecologically appropriate plant materials is a core component of successful restoration projects.
Botanic gardens are living museums, offering opportunities for conservation and research as well as education, experience, and enjoyment through their plant collections.
Seed transfer guidelines and zones are used to manage the movement of plant materials, but by the end of the century many landscapes across the globe will have climates that are incompatible with current vegetation.
Native plant communities are key to ecosystem health, resiliency, and productivity.
Dr. Kevin Price served for 28 years as a professor at Utah State University, University of Kansas and Kansas State University.
Although only a minority of plant species have a specific human use, many more play important roles in natural ecosystems and the services they provide, and rare species are more likely to have unusual traits that could be useful in the future.