Using a Zoo-based Approach to Botanic Garden ex situ Plant Conservation

  • Country

    USA
  • Region

    North America
  • Topic

    Plant Conservation
  • Type

    News
  • Source

    BGCI Member

The Chicago Botanic Garden and partners recently published an article in Conservation Biology, focused on using the zoo model for ex situ conservation to manage long-term ex situ populations of exceptional plant species at botanic gardens. This work is part of a National Leadership Grant awarded to the Chicago Botanic Garden by the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS grant (MG‐60‐19‐0064‐19).

The article is:

Jordan Wood, Jonathan D. Ballou, et al. Applying the zoo model to conservation of threatened exceptional plant species. Conservation Biology. 2020. Available Open Access.

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