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All Research Projects

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:

1000 Plants Initiative
A New Era: Cuban/U.S. Collaboration in Biodiversity Science
A Systematic Monograph of Swartzia
Applications of Leaf Architecture in Systematics and Forest management
Assembly and Evolution of the Amazonian Biota and its environment: An Integrated Approach
Assessing Phylogeny and Biogeography in a Megadiverse Tropical Plant Family (Melastomataceae)
Belize Ethnobotany Project
Biodiversity Gradients in Obligate Symbiotic Organisms: A Case Study in Lichens in a Global Diversity Hotspot (NSF Dimensions)
Bolete Mushrooms Surveys and Revisions
Bryoflora of Cape Horn Archipelago
Coastal Forest Plant Diversity in Northeastern Brazil
Collaborative Research: AVATOL – Next Generation Phenomics for the Tree of Life
Collaborative Research: Plants, Herbivores, and Parasitoids: A Model System for the Study of Tri-Trophic Associations
Community-based Natural Resource Management in Sagaing Region, Myanmar
Comparative Exploration of Plants and Local Knowledge in Portland Parish, Jamaica
Conservation Assessment of Intertidal Vascular Plants of the Hudson River Estuary
Cultural Competency Training Program for Health Care Providers
DNA Barcoding of Dietary Supplements
Digitization of Caribbean Plants and Fungi in The New York Botanical Garden Herbarium
Dimensions US-BIOTA-São Paulo: A Multidisciplinary Framework for Biodiversity Prediction in the Brazilian Atlantic Forest Hotspot
Documenting the Occurrence through Space and Time of Aquatic Non-indigenous Fish, Mollusks, Algae, and Plants Threatening North America’s Great Lakes
EvoNet: A Phylogenomic and Systems Biology Approach to Identify Genes Underlying Plant Survival in Marginal, Low-Nitrogen Soils
Evolution and Development in Lycophytes and Ferns
Evolution of Functional Traits in the Melastomataceae
Expansion of The New York Botanical Garden Herbarium to Incorporate Newly Acquired Specimens and Improve Curation
Flora of Central Park
Flora of Las Orquídeas National Park
Floristic Exploration in Southeast Asia
Floristic Exploration in Southwestern Amazonia
Floristic Inventory of a Neglected Biodiversity Hotspot: Myanmar’s Northern Forest Complex
Floristic Inventory of the Tapajos National Forest and Amazonia National Park
Fruit Evolution and Development
Genomics of Comparative Seed Evolution
Identifying Cuba’s Most Vulnerable Plant Species in the Face of Climate Change and Habitat Loss
Improving Health Care for Underserved Immigrant Caribbean and Latino Communities in New York City
Incised Fumewort in Westchester County: Early Detection and Rapid Response
Index Herbariorum Upgrade: A Project to Improve Access to Information about the World’s Plant and Fungal Collections Assets
Legume Research at The New York Botanical Garden
Lichen Biodiversity of the Mid-Atlantic Coastal Plain
Lichen Conservation Biology
Macrofungi of Costa Rica
Molecular-based Plant inventory of a Megadiverse Bahian Forest
Monographia: Open-source Software to Automate Revisionary Systematic Studies
Monographic and Phylogenetic Studies of Elaphoglossum (Dryopteridaceae)
Natural History Collections: Developing Ericaceae Research Resources through Collections Enhancement and Data Integration
New York City EcoFlora
North American Lichens and Bryophytes: Sensitive Indicators of Environmental Quality and Change
On the Andaquí Trail: Exploration and Conservation of Colombia’s Eastern Andean piedmont
PBI: A Complete Web-based Monograph of the Tribe Miconieae (Melastomataceae)
Palms of Vietnam
Partnership to the Existing New England Vascular Plant Network for Collections at the New York Botanical Garden
Phylogenetics and Taxonomy of Ormosia
Phylogeny and Systematics of the Characeae
Phylogeny of Non-flowering Plants
Phylogeography and Conservation Genetics of the Caribbean Zamia clade
Plant Conservation and Forest Resource Management in Myanmar
Plant Diversity in the Montane Forest of Pernambuco
Plant, Fungal and Linguistic Diversity of Tafea Province, Vanuatu
Plants and People of Micronesia
Plants and People of Vanuatu
Professional Woodsmen for Managed Forests in Amazonian Brazil
Revision of Calamus
Starry Stonewort: Assessing the Threat of an Invasive Freshwater Macroalga in the Northeast
Strategy for Conserving Ash Trees in the Northeast: Collection, Analysis, and Outreach
Systematic Studies of the Burseraceae
Systematics and Biogeography of the Woodland Sedges Carex section Laxiflorae (Cyperaceae)
Systematics and Ecology of the Brazil Nut Family (Lecythidaceae)
Systematics of Gyroporus
Systematics of Rhynchospora (Cyperaceae)
Systematics of Symplocos
Tackling Schefflera: Initiating the Re-circumscription of the Largest Genus in Araliaceae (ginseng family)
Taxonomic Revision and Phylogenetic Study of Campyloneurum (Polypodiaceae)
The Green Algae Tree of Life
The Macroalgal Herbarium Consortium: Accessing 150 Years of Specimen Data to Understand Changes in the Marine/Aquatic Environment
The Macrofungi Collection Consortium: Unlocking a Biodiversity Resource for Understanding Biotic Interactions, Nutrient Cycling and Human Affairs
The Microfungi Collections Consortium: A Networked Approach to Digitizing Small Fungi with Large Impacts on the Function and Health of Ecosystems
The Mid-Atlantic Megalopolis: Achieving a greater scientific understanding of our urban world
The New Manual of Vascular Plants Project by NYBG
Transforming Selaginella apoda into a major model species
Westchester Wilderness Walk, Zofnass Family Preserve
World Flora Online
cROP: Common Reference Ontologies and Applications for Plant Biology