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The Living Collections of the USNA conserve plants and encourage their use for research, discovery, and education. The Living Collections also serve as an integral part of the collective botanical heritage of the public garden community.
The University of Delaware Botanic Garden, like any other botanic garden, is a repository of botanical collections that supports the mission statement of the institution (See Mission Statement). It is imperative that these collections be documented.
Procedures for Accessioning, Field Checking, and Mapping through use of BGBASE, BG-Map, and Garden Notepad. By Matt Lobdell, Rebecca Pineo, and Anna Bower.
The Cultivated Herbarium of the Arnold Arboretum, in Jamaica Plain, MA, is a component of the Herbarium of the Arnold Arboretum (A), one of the units within the Harvard University Herbaria in Cambridge, MA.
Being a plant collector for the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University is a wonderful opportunity and privilege.
Recognition of the importance of biodiversity for global food security and the community food sustainability movement has helped increase awareness of seed rights.
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.