News Releases
3/28/2018

Garden Staff Member Selected as Grosvenor Teacher Fellow

Katherine (Kat) Golden from the Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis, Missouri has been selected as one of this year’s Lindblad Expeditions and National Geographic Grosvenor Teacher Fellows in recognition of her commitment to geographic education. She is the sustainability education manager at the EarthWays Center, the sustainability division of the Garden. 

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1/5/2018

A Botanical Mystery Solved by Phylogenetic Testing

Missouri Botanical Garden researchers used DNA testing to rediscover Dracaena umbraculifera, which was thought to be extinct. The methods and results were published in Oryx. The authors include Garden researchers in both St. Louis and Madagascar. 

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12/22/2017

An Integrated Assessment of Vascular Plants Species of the Americas

Missouri Botanical Garden researcher Dr. Carmen Ulloa is the lead author of “An Integrated Assessment of Vascular Plant Species of the Americas,” published in Science. Ulloa along with 23 co-authors compiled a comprehensive, searchable checklist of 124,993 species, 6,227 genera and 355 families of vascular plants of the Americas. This represents one third of all known vascular plants worldwide.

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10/5/2017

Scientists Analyze Effects of Climate Change on a Dominant Midwestern Plant

Scientists from the Missouri Botanical Garden, Kansas State University and Southern Illinois University-Carbondale completed a study on the effects of climate change on one of the Midwest’s most dominant and economically important grassland plants. The results have been published by the peer-reviewed journal Global Change Biology.

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3/9/2017

Missouri Botanical Garden Announces Promotions

The Missouri Botanical Garden recently announced the promotions of Andrew Wyatt to Senior Vice President Horticulture & Living Collections and Vickie Campbell to Senior Director, Operations. 

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7/19/2016

Garden Researcher Assists with Establishment of National Park

With help from a Garden researcher, Prime Minister Augustin Matata Ponyo of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) officially established Lomami National Park, the first national park since 1970 and only the eighth in the country.  

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7/13/2016

New Study Compiles Checklist of Known Amazonian Tree Species

Missouri Botanical Garden researcher Dr. Peter Jørgensen is among the authors of “The discovery of the Amazonian tree flora with an updated checklist of all known tree taxa,” published July 13 in Scientific Reports. The new study compiles a checklist of 11,676 known Amazonian tree species using records from a number of institutions collected between 1707 and 2015 including the Missouri Botanical Garden.

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1/25/2016

Garden Scientists Discover 180+ News Species in 2015

Scientists at the Missouri Botanical Garden discovered more than 180 new species of plants in 2015, a number which will likely represent approximately 10 percent of all new species discovered in the world last year. More than 60 Garden researchers were credited as authors of new species descriptions. 

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10/9/2015

Garden Project Named “Best Learning Game” at Boston Festival of Indie Games

In June, the Missouri Botanical Garden and its partner organizations released two crowdsourcing games in an effort to improve access to books and journals in the Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL).  One of those games, Smorball, was recently named Best Learning Game at the Boston Festival of Indie Games. The award recognizes games that promote civic engagement and have an impact on culture at large.

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6/9/2015

Online Games Use Crowdsourcing to Improve Access to Digital Text

The Missouri Botanical Garden and its partner organizations released two crowdsourcing games today in an effort to improve access to books and journals in the Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL). The games were created as part of “Purposeful Gaming and BHL” an Institute of Library Services (IMLS) grant-funded project established in 2013 at the Garden with partners from Harvard University, Cornell University and The New York Botanical Garden.

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