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Chapter 7: Using the Plant Collection – Research, Conservation, Public Engagement, Recreation and Tourism

As multidisciplinary institutions at the interface between people and plants, botanic gardens are prime centres for botanical research and plant conservation.

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3/12/18
Welkinweir Plant Record Handbook

This handbook provides guidelines for the maintenance of standardized plant records at Welkinweir.

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2/23/18
Plant Records Methods and Databases

This presentation from the 2018 Small Gardens Symposium provides information on how to track living collections data and different record keeping forms and database options. 

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1/18/18
Plant Diversity in a Changing World: Status, trends, and conservation needs

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.

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1/12/18
Inadequate Accession Data Compromises the Conservation Value of Plant Collections

This publication reviews the accession data quality and record keeping at 21 botanic gardens, 35 gardens with National Council for the Conservation of Plants and Gardens (NCCPG) collections, and eight other significant gardens in the

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1/12/18
Important Plant Areas: revised selection criteria for a global approach to plant conservation

Despite the severe threats to plant habitats and high levels of extinction risk for plant species in many parts of the world, plant conservation priorities are often poorly represented in national and global frameworks because of a lack of data in an ac

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1/12/18
A synthesis of thresholds for focal species along the U.S. Atlantic and Gulf Coasts: A review of research and applications

The impacts from climate change are increasing the possibility of vulnerable coastal species and habitats crossing critical thresholds that could spur rapid and possibly irreversible changes.

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11/16/17
New Tools in Risk Assessment and Decision-Making

This presentation was given at the Native Plant Symposium in 2015 and addresses New Tools in Risk Assessment and Decision Making: Plant Provenance for Garden and Landscape Restoration. 

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11/2/17
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.

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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 acces

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10/18/17

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