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Selecting the geographic origin—the provenance—of seed is a key decision in restoration. The last decade has seen a vigorous debate on whether to use local or nonlocal seed.
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.
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.
Over 75% of all species of cacti are in decline, largely because of global environmental changes (GEC), including climate change.
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.