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Garden President Peter Wyse Jackson Honored by Academy of Science St. Louis
The Academy of Science—St. Louis has honored Garden president Dr. Peter Wyse Jackson with its 2017 Science Leadership Award, one of its annual Outstanding Scientist Awards recognizing extraordinary caliber of expertise.  The Science Leadership Award recognizes a distinguished individual — not necessarily a scientist—or organization that has played an important leadership role in the development of science and scientists in the St. Louis region. Dr. Wyse Jackson will rece...
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Garden Research Associates Discover Bees Prefer Warm Violets in Cool Forests
Garden research associates Peter Bernhardt, Ph.D., a professor of biology at SLU and research associate of the Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust in Sydney, New South Wales, and Dr. Retha Edens-Meier, have recently discovered that bees prefer warm violets in cool forests, as reported in Journal of Pollination Ecology. Research for the report included field work at the Garden's Shaw Nature Reserve.  Learn more about the work conducted by Drs. Bernhardt and Edens-Meier&...
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Garden Contributes to Checklist of Amazonian Tree Taxa
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 today 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. In 2013, Jørgensen was among the authors of, “Hyperdominance...
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New Partner in Gabon

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New Partner in Gabon
The Garden has a new collaborator in Gabon, the National Association for National Parks (ANPN). Looking ahead, the Garden will work on in-situ and ex-situ conservation in the Mondah Forest reserve. It will also provide technical input to the ANPN’s program inventorying Gabon’s stocks of biodiversity and carbon. The new agreement will also allow the Garden to develop and lead the flora component of biodiversity studies in the 14 protected areas managed by ANPN. Tariq Stévart, c...
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Behind the Science: Armand Randrianasolo

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Behind the Science: Armand Randrianasolo
Dr. Armand Randrianasolo had taken a basic botany class during his first year at the University of Antananarivo in Madagascar, but it hadn’t spiked his interest like biochemistry had. His plans didn’t include going out into the Malagasy forests and identifying plants, but that all changed in 1989 when the biochemistry program was suddenly cut. It was then that he heard that American botanists were looking for student volunteers to help with plant collection in the forest. He ...
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