Denver Botanic Gardens Program update

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Jennnifer Ramp Neale, Denver Botanic Gardens In the Research & Conservation department at Denver Botanic Gardens, our core motivation is to investigate and explain biodiversity patterns and processes. We connect people with plants in meaningful ways by conducting scientific research, serving as a resource of scientific expertise, and through expanded scientific capacity. In 2020, we moved […]

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Can alpine species “bank” on conservation?

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Alex Seglias, Denver Botanic Gardens Plant biodiversity is being lost at an accelerated rate. To conserve native plants, many institutions are turning towards ex situ conservation methods, such as storage in seed banks. However, not all seeds are able to survive in seed bank conditions or they may be short-lived. Alpine species in Italy and Australia […]

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Flexible Seed Harvest: Revisiting the 10% Rule

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Michelle DePrenger-Levin, Denver Botanic Gardens; Michael Kunz, North Carolina Botanical Garden; Emily Coffey, Atlanta Botanic Garden; Tom Kaye, Institute for Applied Ecology; Anna Lampei Bucharová, Institute of Landscape Ecology (ILÖK), University of Münster Seed collection is a vital conservation method used to ensure global food security by maintaining a source of genetic diversity in food […]

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