Botanic garden research - complete the survey now
Botanic gardens are found world-wide and the fulfill important functions such as documenting the collection and taxonomy of living plants for the purposes of scientific research, conservation, display and education. A key feature of botanic gardens that has grown in importance in recent years is their role in supporting the conservation of endemic and endangered plant species and restoration of degraded habitats. There is a need for countries affected by desertification in arid and semi-arid zones to develop strategies to conserve and protect their endemic plant communities as well as restore those that have already been damaged and degraded.
My name is Alaa Nayyef and as part of my PhD studies at Curtin University and Kings Park Botanic Garden in Perth Western Australia I have designed a survey to assess the functionality of botanic gardens from across the world. This survey aims to determine the resources and conservation focus of botanic gardens from a range of phytogeographic zones. The results from the survey will form an important part of a research program to support and promote the development of botanic gardens in arid regions.