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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

Environment & Conservation, Inside our Collections

Examining the John Torrey Papers During #ClimateWeekNYC

Posted in Environment & Conservation, Inside our Collections

John Torrey is considered one of the most important botanists in the early development of scientific botany, horticulture, and agriculture in 19th-century America. Read More

History & People

#plantlove: Leslie Coleman, Plant Information Specialist

Posted in History & People

As part of #plantlove at NYBG, we’re talking with people from all over the Garden about what inspires their passion for plants. Today, meet Leslie ... 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

Behind the Scenes, Videos

Watch the 2019 Corpse Flower Bloom in an Instant

Posted in Behind the Scenes, Videos

This year’s corpse flower bloom was yet another spectacular display of what the world’s largest inflorescence—Amorphophallus titanum—can do. Check out this time lapse to see ... Read More

Environment & Conservation

Wildlife at the Garden: Red-tailed Hawk Nest 2019

Posted in Environment & Conservation

I am happy to report that for a third straight year, a pair of Red-tailed Hawks has chosen to nest at The New York Botanical ... Read More

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