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Plant Science

Plant Science

Backyard Botanizing

Posted in Plant Science

Being stuck at home doesn't mean you can't engage with nature. With phenology and Nature's Notebook, you can do it from your backyard—or even from ... Read More

Inside our Collections, Plant Science

Historical Species & Ecosystems Study: LuEsther T. Mertz Library Collections

Posted in Inside our Collections, Plant Science

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 ... Read More

Garden News, Inside our Collections, Plant Science

Pressed for Time: Herbaria & Environmental Threats Assessment

Posted in Garden News, Inside our Collections, Plant Science

Herbarium specimens are one of the very few tangible sources of information about how plants and fungi lived before industrialization, and during each successive period ... Read More

Plant Science

One Thousand Plant Genomes: Understanding One Billion Years of Evolution

Posted in Plant Science

The green plant tree of life is built upon many evolutionary innovations. Plants have come a long way since they began as single-celled organisms one ... Read More

Plant Science

Living Fossils: Applying Advances in Genome Sequencing to Decode the Genomes of Ancient Plants

Posted in Plant Science

The concept of a “living fossil” was first proposed by Darwin in his book On the Origin of Species in 1859. The term “living fossil” ... Read More

Plant Science

At a Crossroads: Plants and the Endangered Species Act

Posted in Plant Science

The federal government recently announced plans to significantly weaken the Endangered Species Act (ESA), the most important legislation ever enacted to protect threatened plants and ... Read More

Behind the Scenes, Plant Science

Digitizing Herbarium Specimens

Posted in Behind the Scenes, Plant Science

In our Steere Herbarium, a combination of capturing ultra high-resolution images of specimens and entering detailed information about each specimen in a searchable database is ... Read More

Environment & Conservation, Plant Science

Amazonia Ablaze: A Record Year for Forest Fires in Brazil

Posted in Environment & Conservation, Plant Science

A renowned landscape architect, Burle Marx was also a passionate, outspoken conservationist. His writings on environmental topics in Brazil—powerful when written a half-century ago—have a ... Read More

Plant Science

Oprah Joins the World of Lichens

Posted in Plant Science

Dolly Parton isn't the only public figure to have a new species of lichen named after her by NYBG scientists. Following precedent in naming discoveries ... Read More

Plant Science

The Botany Bill: Proposed Legislation Highlights Importance of Native Plants on Federal Lands

Posted in Plant Science

Proposed legislation has been introduced in both the United States Senate and House of Representatives with the rather formidable title “Botanical Sciences and Native Plant ... Read More

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