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Herbarium specimens can reveal impacts of climate change on plant phenology; a review of methods and applications

Studies in plant phenology have provided some of the best evidence for large-scale responses to recent climate change.

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3/18/19
Integrating herbarium specimen observations into global phenology data systems

The Plant Phenology Ontology (PPO) was originally developed to integrate phenology observations of whole plants across different global observation networks.

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3/15/19
Succulent plant diversity as natural capital

Drought‐tolerant plants are increasingly recognized as a resource to mitigate the consequences
of climate change. Succulent plants use stored water to sustain metabolism

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3/15/19
Million Pollinator Garden Challenge

This presentation reveals how gardens efforts have helped surpass the goals of the Million Pollinator Garden Challenge! 

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3/13/19
Exotic urban trees conserve similar natural enemy communities to native congeners but have fewer pests

Urban trees serve a critical conservation function by supporting arthropod and vertebrate communities but are often subject to arthropod pest infestations.

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3/13/19
Sowing the seeds for interdisciplinary plant research and development in the Tropical Andes

In the Tropical Andes millions of people depend upon the use of wild and domesticated
biodiversity for their livelihoods, but the complex interactions between the

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3/8/19
Enhancement of conservation knowledge through increased access to botanical information

Herbarium specimens are increasingly recognized as an important resource for conservation

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3/5/19
Progress of implementation on the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation in (2011–2020) China

Plants are essential resources for the earth and human survival. Many plant species are threatened by human disturbance and are now in danger of extinction.

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3/1/19
Contemporary climatic analogs for 540 North American urban areas in the late 21st century

A major challenge in articulating human dimensions of climate change lies in translating global climate forecasts into impact assessments that are intuitive to the public.

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2/27/19
Shifts in the Abiotic and Biotic Environment of Cultivated Sunflower under Future Climate Change

Sunflower is a unique model species for assessing crop responses and adaptation to climate change. We provide an initial assessment of how climate change may influence the abiotic and biotic environment of cultivated sunflower across the world.

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2/27/19

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