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2018 Plant Collections Symposium Session and Speaker Recordings

October 17 Morning Sessions at University of British Columbia:  

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11/13/18
Taxonomy based on science is necessary for global conservation

Taxonomy is a scientific discipline that has provided the universal naming and classification system of biodiversity for centuries and continues effectively to accommodate new knowledge.

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9/17/18
Integrating invasive species policies across ornamental horticulture supply chains to prevent plant invasions

Ornamental horticulture is the primary pathway for invasive alien plant introductions.

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9/17/18
Priority Actions to Improve Provenance Decision-Making

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.

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7/16/18
Clean Collections: The Front Lines of Pest and Pathogen Mitigation

Living collections at public gardens are increasingly at risk of pest infestations and pathogen infections.

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6/20/18
For Endangered Florida Tree, How Far to Go to Save a Species?

The Florida torreya is North America’s most endangered conifer, with less than one percent of its population remaining.

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3/27/18
Center for Plant Conservation's Best Practice Guidelines for the reintroduction of rare plants

Recent estimates indicate that one-fifth of botanical species worldwide are considered at risk of becoming extinct in the wild.

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3/12/18
Adapting the botanical landscape of Melbourne Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria) in response to climate change

Botanic gardens around the world maintain collections of living plants for science, conservation, education, beauty and more.

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2/9/18
Excellent to the Core: An Introduction to Core Museum Documents

This presentation from the 2018 Small Gardens Symposium walks through the development of: Mission Statement, Strategic Plan, Emergency Plan, Code of Ethics, and Collections Management Policies, all fundamental for basic professional garden museum operat

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1/18/18
What Does It Mean to Do the Right Thing? Engaging with Ethics in Curatorial Decision Making

We are often faced with ethical quandaries in our professional lives, and charting the best course of action can be challenging.

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7/9/17

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