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Researcher Armand Randrianasolo

Dr. Tariq Stevart in the field
Precious Trees: Ebonies
Updated Checklist of Amazonian Tree Taxa
New Partner in Gabon Program

Thanks to a Fondation Franklinia grant to the Garden, the Global Ebony Assessment project just completed the first of three phases: the Global Survey of Ex situ Ebony Collections, published by Botanic Gardens Conservation International. 

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Dr. Peter Jørgensen is among the contributors on a new report in Science that compiles a checklist of 11,676 known Amazonian tree species using records from a number of institutions collected between 1707 and 2015 including the Garden.

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The National Association for National Parks (ANPN) will work with the Garden on in-situ and ex-situ conservation in the Mondah Forest reserve.

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Tropicos and Other Botanical Resources

TROPICOS, the world's largest database of plant information, contains fully web-searchable records for over 1.2 million plant names and nearly 4.1 million specimens.

The Garden's extensive online research resources also include an unparalleled variety of databases, checklists, monographs and more.

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Annual Fall Symposium


The Missouri Botanical Garden will host its 63rd Annual Fall Symposium on October 7-8, 2016, entitled “Ecological Restoration in a Changing Biosphere.” As part of the Garden’s strong philosophical and programmatic emphasis on conservation and sustainability, the Symposium will bring together a distinguished group of experts to discuss and debate the critical issues relating to ecological restoration. One of the most difficult and critical challenges in conservation and ecosystem management today is how to restore to health the many and diverse areas that have already been negatively impacted by human activities, and to lay the groundwork for maintaining intact, viable ecological communities in those areas at a time when climate, ecological baselines, and land-use policies are changing rapidly, often in unpredictable ways.  Learn more