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Tending the Global Garden

Author: Elizabeth Pennisi

Source: Science Vol. 329, 10 September 2010

Description: By sorting out plant names and growing threatened species, botanic gardens try to do their part for plant conservation.

The Challenges of Creating a Botanical Garden
The role of botanical gardens in climate change research

Authors: Richard B. Primack and Abraham J. Miller-Rushing

Source: New Phytologist (2009) 182: 303-313

Description: Botanical gardens have a unique set of resources that allows them to host important climate change research projects not easily undertaken elsewhere. These resources include controlled growing conditions, living collections with broad taxonomic representation, meticulous record-keeping, networks spanning wide geographic areas, and knowledgeable staff.

Traditional Knowledge, Biological Resources and Drug Development: Partnerships to Conserve, Develop and Respect Biocultural Diversity.

Authors: Steven R. King, Julie Anne Chinnock, Michael J. Balick, Silviano Camberos Sanchez, Katy Moran, Charles Limbach

Source: Intellectual Property and Biological Resources. Marshall Cavendish International, Singapore, 2004.

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