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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
These best practices represent a compilation of previous CPC guidelines with updated
The first two decades of the twenty-first century have seen a rapid rise in the mobilization of digital biodiversity data.
Plant breeders require genetic diversity to develop cultivars that are productive, nutritious,
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.
Genomic research depends upon access to DNA or tissue collected and preserved according to high-quality standards.
This report introduces readers to digital plant records management, provides a comparative analysis of the leading digital plant recordkeeping tools, and outlines considerations related to use of these tools to enhance plant care, public education, and
In the realities of the modern world, when the natural habitat is rapidly disappearing and the number of imperiled plants is constantly growing, ex situ conservation is gaining importance.
In 2012, more than two million acres of important sage-brush habitat burned in four Western States.