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In an era of large-scale science-related challenges and rapid advancements in groundbreaking science with major societal implications, communicating about science is critical. The profile of
This paper provides evidence from the literature regarding the social benefits associated with plants and how they influence the physiological, psychological, and cognitive well-being constructs affecting quality of life.
The recent publication of a World Scientistsʼ Warning to Humanity highlighted the fact that climate change, absent strenuous mitigation or adaptation efforts, will have profound negative effects for humanity and other species, affecting numerous aspects
Academic campuses across the Great Plains can serve as landscapes for teaching and learning about native flora of cultural importance with regard to food, medicine, and lifeways.
Plants permeate human life. Our physical and cultural environments are infused with the lives of plants. Even the oxygen in the air we breathe is the result of their biological processes.
In modern urban existence, the complex lives of plants are often reduced to simplistic categories, which resonate with human utility; as Jahren (2016) noted: “Human civilization has reduced the plant, a four‐hundred‐million‐year‐old life form, into thre
Ginkgo biloba is a distinctive living tree with a unique place in plant evolution and
human culture. It is valued in horticulture and as a street tree, is a source of edible
We are losing biodiversity at an unprecedented rate, which will have unknown but potentially devastating consequences for the Earth’s planetary systems. Before we can
Historically, botanic garden science has been dominated by the disciplines of economic
botany and taxonomy. Today, with around 20% of plant species threatened with extinction,
Humans and plants have a complex relationship extending far back into our joint
evolutionary history. This legacy can be seen today as plants provide nutrition, fiber,