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A decision tree for assessing the risks and benefits of publishing biodiversity data

Inadequate information on the geographical distribution of biodiversity hampers decision-making for conservation.

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8/8/18
Tree Genes Initiative REPORT 2018: Securing our Future Forests by Enhancing Technology, Capacity, and Speed

The first TGI report, published in 2015, identified eight critical gaps slowing the transfer of stress-adapted trees from upstream research to forest owners and managers. The gaps fell into three categories: Innovation, Policy, and Markets.

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7/27/18
Priority Actions to Improve Provenance Decision-Making

Selecting the geographic origin—the provenance—of seed is a key decision in restoration. The last decade has seen a vigorous debate on whether to use local or nonlocal seed.

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7/16/18
27 Years of Extension Urban Forestry Outreach: A Pennsylvania Success Story

Since 1991, the Penn State Extension Urban Forestry Program has delivered a variety of programs from land use workshops and arborist short courses to Tree Tender trainings and municipal stormwater workshops.

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7/2/18
Developing Native Plant Materials for Conservation & Landscape Restoratio

Native seed is in high demand, but the availability of suitable product varies. Habitat restoration and other conservation efforts rely heavily on appropriately sourced propagules.

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6/22/18
A Goal within Reach: Implementing a Cryopreservation Program at The Huntington

The tissue culture and cryopreservation program at The Huntington demonstrates the potential for in vitro collections at botanic gardens and highlights what can be accomplished with a small focused program by using existing capital resources and investi

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6/19/18
Postcards from the Field: The Role of Partnership and Horticulture in Plant Conservation in South-Eastern United States of America

Increasingly, botanic gardens and arboreta are highlighted as effective partners to conserve plant species diversity and restore natural communities at a time when the need for these activities has become more urgent.

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5/18/18
Standards of Excellence in Plant Collections Management: Self-Assessment Tool

 A companion Self-Assessment Tool is now available to help you evaluate your organization’s current level of collections management.

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5/3/18
Herbivory, Climate Change and the Future Landscape of Isle Royale National Park: Developing an Herbivory Monitoring Program to Adaptively Manage the Park’s Terrestrial and Aquatic Ecosystems

This report presents a vegetation and herbivory monitoring protocol intended to assess the combined effects of herbivory and climate change on the terrestrial plant communities of Isle Royale National Park (ISRO).

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4/24/18

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