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Plant Science

Plant Science

More Than a Decade of Research Yields New Guide to Palms of Belize

Posted in Plant Science

We have combined our interests in plant systematics and ethnobotany to produce a compact yet comprehensive treatment of the most visible and highly useful plant ... Read More

History & People, Plant Science

Remembering Thomas E. Lovejoy and Edward O. Wilson

Posted in History & People, Plant Science

This past weekend, two world-renowned biologists who were stalwart advocates for scientific research, biodiversity collections, and plant conservation at The New York Botanical Garden (NYBG) ... Read More

Plant Science

The Unsettling Lifecycle of a Zombified Ant

Posted in Plant Science

Some of the things we study here at NYBG are a little creepier than others. Hear from João Araújo, Ph.D., Assistant Curator of Mycology at ... Read More

Inside our Collections, Plant Science

Cosmic Views of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt

Posted in Inside our Collections, Plant Science

Humboldt’s ideas were based on the view of the harmonic order of the Universe, a concept called cosmos, borrowed from ancient Greek philosophy. Read More

Inside our Collections, Plant Science

Frasera caroliniensis: The Anticipation of an Impending Bloom

Posted in Inside our Collections, Plant Science

It was a rare plant alert, the absolute best category of communication. Read More

Environment & Conservation, Plant Science

Now Available: NYBG Scientist’s Updated Book on Biocultural Conservation

Posted in Environment & Conservation, Plant Science

Paul Alan Cox, Executive Director of the Brain Chemistry Labs in Jackson, Wyoming, and Michael Balick recently published Plants, People and Culture: The Science of ... Read More

Plant Science

What Is a Seed?

Posted in Plant Science

Fruits enclose and protect seeds. So what is a seed? Read More

Plant Science, Videos

In the Lab with Tynisha Smalls

Posted in Plant Science, Videos

From studying the genomes of plants in the lab to learning how plants can support us medicinally and nutritionally, NYBG's experts have taken many paths ... Read More

Environment & Conservation, History & People, Plant Science

Now Available: Two Volumes on the Plants, People, and Culture of Palau in Micronesia

Posted in Environment & Conservation, History & People, Plant Science

The just-released Ethnobotany of Palau: Plants, People and Island Culture is a two-volume series published by The New York Botanical Garden (NYBG) Read More

Inside our Collections, Plant Science

A Botanical Puzzle of the 20th Century

Posted in Inside our Collections, Plant Science

In Japan in 1941, paleobotanist Shigeru Miki (1901–74) discovered a conifer genus preserved in fossils that had been collected across the Northern Hemisphere. Read More

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