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Functional traits are increasingly used to understand the ecology of plants and to predict their responses to global changes. Unfortunately, trait data are unavailable for the majority of plant species.
Ulmus americana (American elm) was an important urban tree in North America prior to the introduction of the Dutch elm disease pathogen in 1930. Subsequently, urban and community forests were devastated by the loss of large canopies.
This infographic is a good illustration of the life of a tissue sample at Denver Botanic Gardens.
Access and benefit-sharing (ABS) refers to the way in which genetic resources
may be accessed, and how the benefits that result from their use are shared
between the people or countries using the resources (users) and the people or
Originating in Europe in the 16th century, botanic gardens are found in nearly every country in the world.
Plant breeders require genetic diversity to develop cultivars that are productive, nutritious,
Cycads are the most endangered of plant groups based on IUCN Red List assessments; all are in Appendix I or II of CITES, about 40% are within biodiversity ‘hotspots,’ and the call for action to improve their protection is longstanding.
This ninth edition of this Code maintains the overall format and style of the eighth (2009) edition and whilst the general order of the Articles remains the same, some alteration to numbering within the Articles has been made to take into account the ad
Genetic diversity provides the essential basis for the adaptation and resilience of tree species to environmental stress and change.
Ornamental horticulture is the primary pathway for invasive alien plant introductions.