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Predicting the flowering times of angiosperm taxa is a goal of mounting importance in the face of future climate change, with applications not only in plant biology and ecology, but also horticulture, agriculture, and invasive species management.
Studies in plant phenology have provided some of the best evidence for large-scale responses to recent climate change.
The Plant Phenology Ontology (PPO) was originally developed to integrate phenology observations of whole plants across different global observation networks.
Herbarium specimens are increasingly recognized as an important resource for conservation
Major international herbaria, natural history museums and universities have recently begun to digitise their collections to facilitate studies and improve access to collections.
During the last centuries, humans have transformed global ecosystems. With their temporal
dimension,herbaria provide the otherwise scarce long-termdata crucial for trackingecological and
The first two decades of the twenty-first century have seen a rapid rise in the mobilization of digital biodiversity data.
This article covers tests conducted to better understand spatial and climatic patterns of diversification in the Orchidaceae, an angiosperm family characterized by high levels of species diversity and rarity.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Fourth Assessment Report concluded that human induced climate change is expected to have a discernable influence on many physical and biological systems.
Internationally, gardens hold diverse living collections that can be preserved for genomic research. Workflows have been developed for genomic tissue sampling in other taxa (e.g., vertebrates), but are inadequate for plants.