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An Introduction to Ferns

An Introduction to Lichens

A Synopsis of the Family Cactaceae

Conifers & Other Gymnosperms

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   Mycorrhizal Fungi and Plants (by Matthew Pace)
   Fusarium Wilt And Its Effect On Bananas (by Rachel Sugarman)
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One of the few botanical gardens in the world capable of maintaining an active field research program, the Garden is committed to wide-ranging field exploration and discovery. Since 1891, Garden scientists have conducted nearly 2,000 expeditions worldwide to discover and collect plants; to document their locations, properties, and use; and to understand their relationships with each other.

Often enduring rigorous field conditions, these researchers employ the most sophisticated methods and technology in the world. Their work has an impact on areas ranging from scientific theory and agricultural methods to health care and conservation strategies. Centered upon entire habitats and ecosystems, their approach helps put together the comprehensive data that local authorities need to protect areas as biological reserves.

Garden scientists are active in locations ranging from the western United Sates to Tanzania to the Pacific Islands, with significant focus in Central and South America and the Caribbean. Many expeditions are conducted in collaboration with peers from sister institutions, and in cooperation with local agencies.

Research Web Sites

A Digital Base Map for Studying the Neotropical Flora

Atlantic Coastal Forest Project of Northeastern Brazil

Bat/Plant Interactions in the Neotropics

Brazil Nut --- Past, Present, and Future

Caribbean Biodiversity Portal

Collybia s.l. in the Northeastern United States and Adjacent Canada

Cycad Pages

DNA Barcoding

Ericaceae of Ecuador

Ethnobotany and Floristics of Belize

Flora of the Greater Antilles

Floristics and Economic Botany of Acre, Brazil

French Guianan e-Flora Project

Fungal and Plant Diversity of Central French Guiana


Genera of Ingeae in the New World

Lecythidaceae Pages

Lomariopsis Ferns

Macrofungi of Costa Rica

Neotropical Ericaceae

Plants and Lichens of Saba

Predicting Long-term Tree Growth in Tropical Forests: The PL Regression Model

Vascular Plants of the Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica

NYBG Researchers

Bat-plant interactions
Tatyana A Lobova

Birthwort family
Lawrence M Kelly

Blueberry and azalea Family
Dr. James L Luteyn

Brazil nut family
Dr. Scott A Mori

Cycad family
Dr. Dennis Wm Stevenson

Dr. Michael J Balick

Ferns (pteridophytes)
Dr. John T Mickel
Dr. Robbin C Moran

Frankincense family
Dr. Douglas C. Daly

Fungi (Mushrooms and related fungi)
Dr. Roy E Halling

Gentian order
Dr. Timothy J Motley

Dr. Dennis Wm Stevenson
Dr. Thomas A. Zanoni

Kiwi family
Lawrence M Kelly

Dr. Richard C Harris

Dr. Barbara M Thiers

Medicinal plants
Dr. Michael J Balick

Melastome family
Fabian A Michelangeli

William R Buck

Orange family
Dr. Jacquelyn A Kallunki

Orchid family
Dr. Kenneth M Cameron

Palm family
Dr. Michael J Balick
Dr. Andrew J Henderson

Poison ivy family
Mr. John D Mitchell

Poisonous fungi
Dr. Roy E Halling

Poisonous plants
Dr. Michael J Balick
Dr. Roy E Halling

Sedge Family
Dr. Wayt Thomas

Snapdragon family
Dr. Noel Holmgren

Squash family
Dr. Michael Nee

Sweetleaf family
Lawrence M Kelly

Tomato and potato family
Dr. Michael Nee

Tree of Heaven family
Dr. Wayt Thomas

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