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What is Our Backup Plan? A Look at Collections Security

As gardens across North America endure the most severe natural disasters on record including hurricanes, floods, and wild fires, it is important to consider collections coverage and security.

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11/8/18
From Seed to Tree: Collecting and Curating the Kentucky coffeetree, Gymnocladus dioicus, (L.) K. Koch

Collaboration of the authors over the past ten years has resulted in the acquisition and preservation of one of the most comprehensive ex situ woody plant seed collections represented in the U.S.

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11/7/18
Beyond Cast Iron: A Juniper Level Botanic Garden Research Collection of the genus Aspidistra Ker Gawl

The humble Cast Iron Plant, mainly represented by Aspidistra elatior, is a well-loved garden plant worldwide. Most would be surprised to hear there are more than 90 recognized species, with more being discovered and described yearly.

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11/6/18
Orchid diversity: Spatial and climatic patterns from herbarium records

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.

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11/5/18
Safeguarding Our Tree Collections: Gardens Coordinate to Manage Biodiversity (E-Poster)

“Which plants should I grow, and how many?” The IMLS National Leadership Project, Safeguarding our Tree Collections, seeks to answer this fundamental question.

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11/2/18
Introduction to Access and Benefit-Sharing

Access and benefit-sharing (ABS) refers to the way in which genetic resources
may be accessed, and how the benefits that result from their use are shared
between the people or countries using the resources (users) and the people or

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10/31/18
Botanic Gardens Complement Agricultural Gene Bank in Collecting and Conserving Plant Genetic Diversity

Originating in Europe in the 16th century, botanic gardens are found in nearly every country in the world.

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10/23/18
Re-Oaking Silicon Valley: Building Vibrant Cities with Nature

In this report, we investigate how integrating components of oak woodlands into developed landscapes — “re-oaking” — can provide an array of valuable functions for both wildlife and people.

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10/9/18
Comparative Biology of Cycad Pollen, Seed and Tissue - A Plant Conservation Perspective

Cycads are the most endangered of plant groups based on IUCN Red List assessments; all are in Appendix I or II of CITES, about 40% are within biodiversity ‘hotspots,’ and the call for action to improve their protection is longstanding.

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10/3/18
The role of botanical gardens in scientific research, conservation, and citizen science

Botanical gardens devote their resources to the study and conservation of plants, as well as making the world's plant species diversity known to the public. These gardens also play a central role in meeting human needs and providing well-being.

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10/1/18

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