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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
This document is meant to serve as a resource to compare three popular collections management software programs:
Botanic gardens are living museums, offering opportunities for conservation and research as well as education, experience, and enjoyment through their plant collections.
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.
Restoration projects that support pollinators are becoming increasingly popular. Pollinating insects require resources, including nectar and pollen, throughout the growing season.
In 2012, more than two million acres of important sage-brush habitat burned in four Western States.
Native plant communities are key to ecosystem health, resiliency, and productivity.
Complete and accurate plant records are a defining feature of arboreta and botanic gardens.
Recent estimates indicate that one-fifth of botanical species worldwide are considered at risk of becoming extinct in the wild.
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.