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The New York Botanical Garden is one of the world’s preeminent free-standing plant research organizations. The Garden's scientists conduct basic research in plant biology and study species of plants and fungi around the globe. Our scientists use sophisticated techniques such as molecular systematics, genomics research, and bioinformatics. Never before has the need been greater to integrate the use of our unparalleled resources—in the field, laboratory, library, and herbarium—to maximize the impact of our work and maintain our position at the forefront of worldwide botanical research.

All NYBG Research Projects:

Applications of Leaf Architecture in Systematics and Forest management
  DOUGLAS C. DALY

Assembly and Evolution of the Amazonian Biota and its environment: An Integrated Approach
  BARBARA THIERS & SCOTT MORI

Assessing Phylogeny and Biogeography in a Megadiverse Tropical Plant Family (Melastomataceae)
  FABIAN MICHELANGELI

Belize Ethnobotany Project
  MICHAEL BALICK

Biodiversity Gradients in Obligate Symbiotic Organisms: A Case Study in Lichens in a Global Diversity Hotspot (NSF Dimensions)
  JAMES LENDEMER

Bolete Mushrooms Surveys and Revisions
  ROY HALLING

Bryoflora of Cape Horn Archipelago
  BILL BUCK

Coastal Forest Plant Diversity in Northeastern Brazil
  WAYT THOMAS

Collaborative Research: AVATOL - Next Generation Phenomics for the Tree of Life
  DENNIS STEVENSON

Collaborative Research: Plants, Herbivores, and Parasitoids: A Model System for the Study of Tri-Trophic Associations
  ROBERT NACZI & MELISSA TULIG

Community-based Natural Resource Management in Sagaing Region, Myanmar
  CHARLES PETERS

cROP: Common Reference Ontologies and Applications for Plant Biology
  DENNIS STEVENSON

Comparative Exploration of Plants and Local Knowledge in Portland Parish, Jamaica
  INA VANDEBROEK

Conservation Assessment of Intertidal Vascular Plants of the Hudson River Estuary
  ROBERT NACZI

Cultural Competency Training Program for Health Care Providers
  INA VANDEBROEK

Digitization of Caribbean Plants and Fungi in The New York Botanical Garden Herbarium
  BARBARA THIERS & BRIAN BOOM

Dimensions US-BIOTA-São Paulo: A Multidisciplinary Framework for Biodiversity Prediction in the Brazilian Atlantic Forest Hotspot
  FABIÁN MICHELANGELI & WAYT THOMAS

DNA Barcoding of Dietary Supplements
  DAMON LITTLE

Documenting the Occurrence through Space and Time of Aquatic Non-indigenous Fish, Mollusks, Algae, and Plants Threatening North America's Great Lakes
  MELISSA TULIG

Expansion of The New York Botanical Garden Herbarium to Incorporate Newly Acquired Specimens and Improve Curation
  BARBARA THIERS ET AL.

Evolution and Development in Lycophytes and Ferns
  BARBARA AMBROSE

Evolution of Functional Traits in the Melastomataceae
  FABIAN MICHELANGELI

EvoNet: A Phylogenomic and Systems Biology Approach to Identify Genes Underlying Plant Survival in Marginal, Low-Nitrogen Soils
  DENNIS STEVENSON ET AL.

Flora of Central Park
  DANIEL ATHA & REGINA ALVAREZ

Flora of Las Orquídeas National Park
  PAOLA PEDRAZA

Floristic Exploration in Southeast Asia
  DOUGLAS C. DALY AND COLLABORATORS

Floristic Exploration in Southwestern Amazonia
  DOUGLAS C. DALY

Floristic Inventory of a Neglected Biodiversity Hotspot: Myanmar's Northern Forest Complex
  KATE ARMSTRONG

Floristic Inventory of the Tapajos National Forest and Amazonia National Park
  BENJAMIN TORKE

Fruit Evolution and Development
  BARBARA AMBROSE

Genomics of Comparative Seed Evolution
  DENNIS STEVENSON

The Green Algae Tree of Life
  KENNETH KAROL

Identifying Cuba’s Most Vulnerable Plant Species in the Face of Climate Change and Habitat Loss
  BRIAN BOOM ET AL.

Improving Health Care for Underserved Immigrant Caribbean and Latino Communities in New York City
  INA VANDEBROEK

Incised Fumewort in Westchester County: Early Detection and Rapid Response
  DANIEL ATHA & JESSICA ARCATE SCHULER

Legume Research at The New York Botanical Garden
  BENJAMIN TORKE AND COLLABORATORS

Lichen Biodiversity of the Mid-Atlantic Coastal Plain
  JAMES LENDEMER

Lichen Conservation Biology
  JESSICA ALLEN

The Macroalgal Herbarium Consortium: Accessing 150 Years of Specimen Data to Understand Changes in the Marine/Aquatic Environment
  KENNETH KAROL

The Macrofungi Collection Consortium: Unlocking a Biodiversity Resource for Understanding Biotic Interactions, Nutrient Cycling and Human Affairs
  BARBARA THIERS & ROY HALLING

Macrofungi of Costa Rica
  ROY HALLING

Molecular-based Plant inventory of a Megadiverse Bahian Forest
  WAYT THOMAS

Monographia: Open-source Software to Automate Revisionary Systematic Studies
  DAMON LITTLE

Monographic and Phylogenetic Studies of Elaphoglossum (Dryopteridaceae)
  ROBBIN MORAN

Natural History Collections: Developing Ericaceae Research Resources through Collections Enhancement and Data Integration
  LISA M. CAMPBELL

A New Era: Cuban/U.S. Collaboration in Biodiversity Science
  FABIÁN MICHELANGELI AND COLLABORATORS

The New Manual of Vascular Plants Project by NYBG
  ROBERT NACZI

North American Lichens and Bryophytes: Sensitive Indicators of Environmental Quality and Change
  BILL BUCK

On the Andaquí Trail: Exploration and Conservation of Colombia's Eastern Andean piedmont
  DOUGLAS C. DALY

Palms of Vietnam
  ANDREW HENDERSON

Partnership to the Existing New England Vascular Plant Network for Collections at the New York Botanical Garden
  BARBARA THIERS

PBI: A Complete Web-based Monograph of the Tribe Miconieae (Melastomataceae)
  FABIAN MICHELANGELI

Phylogenetics and Taxonomy of Ormosia
  BENJAMIN TORKE

Phylogeny and Systematics of the Characeae
  KENNETH KAROL

Phylogeny of Non-flowering Plants
  ROBBIN MORAN

Phylogeography and Conservation Genetics of the Caribbean Zamia clade
  DENNIS STEVENSON

Plant Conservation and Forest Resource Management in Myanmar
  KATE ARMSTRONG

Plant Diversity in the Montane Forest of Pernambuco
  WAYT THOMAS

Plants and People of Micronesia
  MICHAEL BALICK

Plants and People of Vanuatu
  MICHAEL BALICK AND GREGORY PLUNKETT

Professional Woodsmen for Managed Forests in Amazonian Brazil
  DOUGLAS C. DALY

Revision of Calamus
  ANDREW HENDERSON

Starry Stonewort: Assessing the Threat of an Invasive Freshwater Macroalga in the Northeast
  KENNETH KAROL & ROBIN SLEITH

Strategy for Conserving Ash Trees in the Northeast: Collection, Analysis, and Outreach
  DANIEL ATHA, BRIAN BOOM, GREG PLUNKETT, AND COLLABORATORS

A Systematic Monograph of Swartzia
  BENJAMIN TORKE

Systematic Studies of the Burseraceae
  DOUGLAS C. DALY

Systematics and Biogeography of the Woodland Sedges Carex section Laxiflorae (Cyperaceae)
  JENNA DOREY

Systematics and Ecology of the Brazil Nut Family (Lecythidaceae)
  SCOTT A. MORI

Systematics of Gyroporus
  NAVEED DAVOODIAN

Systematics of Rhynchospora (Cyperaceae)
  WAYT THOMAS

Systematics of Symplocos
  LAWRENCE M. KELLY

Tackling Schefflera: Initiating the Re-circumscription of the Largest Genus in Araliaceae (ginseng family)
  GREG PLUNKETT

Taxonomic Revision and Phylogenetic Study of Campyloneurum (Polypodiaceae)
  ROBBIN MORAN

Transforming Selaginella apoda into a major model species
  BARBARA AMBROSE & COLLABORATORS

Westchester Wilderness Walk, Zofnass Family Preserve
  SCOTT MORI & ROBERT NACZI

World Flora Online
  WAYT THOMAS, BARBARA THIERS, ET AL.