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The Historical Flora of New York City: Implications for Conservation Action

Friday, September 20, 2019

10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Second Annual EcoFlora Conference

Join NYBG’s Center for Conservation Strategy staff and other renowned experts for an update on the New York City EcoFlora project, now in its third year.

Dr. Victoria Johnson, a 2019 Pulitzer Prize finalist for her recent book American Eden: David Hosack, Botany, and Medicine in the Garden of the Early Republic, will deliver the keynote address centered on the conference theme, The Historical Flora of New York City: Implications for Conservation Action. She and other speakers will explore the precursors of #plantlove in New York City history and how this theme is manifested today by citizen scientists through the EcoFlora project, which engages New Yorkers in protecting and preserving the City’s native and naturalized flora.

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About the New York City EcoFlora Project

Learn more about The New York City EcoFlora project, engaging New Yorkers in protecting and preserving the City’s native plant species, and assembling new, original observations and data on the City’s flora to better inform policy decisions about management and conservation of the City’s natural resources.

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View of central park trees

Schedule

10 a.m.
Welcome and Introduction
Carrie Rebora Barratt, Ph.D.
Brian Boom, Host & Moderator

10:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m.
Keynote Address

Civic Institutions and Plant Conservation in New York City
Victoria Johnson

Presentation by Conservation Scientists

Ecological History of New York City and Implications for Plant Conservation Today
Eric Sanderson

Understanding New York City’s Flora: Past, Present, and Future
Clara Holmes

Three Centuries of Natural History Publication in and Around New York City
Daniel Atha and Meryl Rubin

12:15–1:00 p.m.
Panel Discussion and Audience Q&A

1 p.m.
Conference Concludes

The Benenson Ornamental Conifer Collection.

SPEAKERS