Image of snow caped mountains in Seno Agostini.

South America

While the Garden has active research projects in the Amazon and in the Brazilian Atlantic Coastal forests, the institution also has active programs in other parts of South America. The most important areas for NYBG research traditionally have been Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, central Brazil, and Chile.

NYBG’s South America Projects:

Bromeliad Life History, Nutrient Cycling, and Conservation Biology
Evolution and Systematics of the Neotropical Clade of Schefflera (Araliaceae)
EvoNet: A Phylogenomic and Systems Biology Approach to Identify Genes Underlying Plant Survival in Marginal, Low-Nitrogen Soils
Legume Research at The New York Botanical Garden