Historical Species & Ecosystems Study: LuEsther T. Mertz Library Collections
Posted in Garden News on December 5, 2019 by Garrett Barziloski
Esther Jackson is the Public Services Librarian at NYBG’s LuEsther T. Mertz Library.
Materials held in the LuEsther T. Mertz Library are extremely important resources for research related to climate change, especially those related to species distribution and rarity, and ecological topics. The study of distribution of species and ecosystems in geographic space and through geological time is known as biogeography, and research related to biogeography—both contemporary and historic is some of the most interesting and impactful work that is done with Mertz Library collections.