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Plant and fungal specimens provide the auditable evidence that a particular organism
occurred at a particular place, and at a particular point in time, verifying past occurrence
The adoption of a Global Strategy for Plant Conservation (GSPC) in 2002 and its subsequent renewal in 2010 were significant milestones for the Convention on Biological Diversity.
Extinction rates are expected to increase during the Anthropocene. Current extinction rates of plants and many animals remain unknown.
This Research Topic aims to synthesize and inspire the frontier of integrative and translational research using herbarium collections to highlight their unharvested potential for addressing outstanding research questions and societal challenges.
Contemporary climate change is exposing plant populations to novel combinations of
temperatures, drought stress, and other abiotic and biotic conditions. These changes are
Botanic gardens and arboreta have evolved significantly from their origins as oases
reserved for the elite, to the conservation powerhouses they are today, visited by
Disease detection is one of many vital missions that biodiversity collections play, along with environmental assessment, online education, and detection of crop disease and potential bioterror
Palms (Arecaceae) are a relatively speciose family and provide materials for food, construction, and handicraft, especially in the tropics.
The guide provides a detailed the native plants of New York that are crucial for supporting native specialist bees; including, where the region or habitat the plant occurs naturally, date of bloom, color of bloom, plant structure, how to obtain seeds an
Native plants are important to the landscape. However, there is little clear information out there informing the lay public on native plant scientific benefits, uses in the landscape, and sourcing of plants.