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Guidelines for collecting vouchers and tissues intended for genomic work (Smithsonian Institution): Botany Best Practices

This manual suggests standard practices that will insure the quality and preservation of the tissue and vouchers and their respective data.

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4/19/18
The Role of Botanical Gardens in the Conservation of Cactaceae

Over 75% of all species of cacti are in decline, largely because of global environmental changes (GEC), including climate change.

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4/6/18
Documenting Living Collections: A Study of Curatorial Practices, Challenges, and Solutions for Historic Botanic Gardens

Botanic gardens are living museums, offering opportunities for conservation and research as well as education, experience, and enjoyment through their plant collections.

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3/16/18
Foundational Literature for Moving Native Plant Materials in Changing Climates

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.

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3/15/18
The Importance of Phenological Diversity in Seed Mixes for Pollinator Restoration

Restoration projects that support pollinators are becoming increasingly popular. Pollinating insects require resources, including nectar and pollen, throughout the growing season.

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3/15/18
National Seed Strategy: Restoring Pollinator Habitat Begins with the Right Seed in the Right Place at the Right Time

In 2012, more than two million acres of important sage-brush habitat burned in four Western States.

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3/15/18
Native Plants Materials Policy: A Strategic Framework

Native plant communities are key to ecosystem health, resiliency, and productivity.

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3/15/18
Vascular plant extinctions in California: A critical assessment

Extinctions of species and subspecific taxa in hotspots of biodiversity deserve special attention. After more than 40 years of major efforts, estimates of extinct plant taxa in California seem to be somewhat stabilized.

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3/12/18
Center for Plant Conservation's Best Practice Guidelines for the reintroduction of rare plants

Recent estimates indicate that one-fifth of botanical species worldwide are considered at risk of becoming extinct in the wild.

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3/12/18
Biological and cultural diversity in the context of botanic garden conservation strategies

Impacts of global climate change, habitat loss, and other environmental changes on the world's biota and peoples continue to increase, especially on islands and in high elevation areas.

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3/12/18

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