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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
Plants are Cool, Too: #SciComm, media relations, and a botanist on Mars

The Plant Conservation Alliance and the Smithsonian’s Department of Botany welcomed Chris Martine, David Burpee Professor of Plants Genetics & Research and Director of the Manning Herbarium at Bucknell University, to present “Plants are Cool, Too: #

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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
BHS: Drones: The Risk and Exposures to Your Public Garden

This article may look familiar as we posted it in December of 2017, but as drones become increasingly popular, we found it important to revisit the topic.

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3/14/19
Community Strategic Energy Management Guide

Many communities have or are considering policies and programs to address climate change.

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3/14/19
Grow Your Corporate Support

Learn ways to identify, cultivate, and steward corporate and business partnerships. Win donor support by leveraging the things most important to them.

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3/13/19
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
Hurricane Harvey - Catastrophic Climate Preparation and Recovery - What University of Houston - Downtown Experienced

Hurricane Harvey of 2017 is tied with 2005's Hurricane Katrina as the costliest tropical cyclone on record, inflicting $125 billion in damage, primarily from catastrophic rainfall-triggered flooding in the Houston metropolitan area and Southeast Texas.

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3/11/19

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