Thomas, and the team at NYBG, have been among the leaders turning stores of plant information into a more accessible digital form.
At NYBG, for example, tucked away in manila folders, stacked in four floors of climate-controlled cabinets, are 7.
The NYBG is one of the four largest research herbariums in the world.
The NYBG scientists conduct cutting-edge research in habitat destruction, sustainable forestry, natural resource management, plant molecular biology and the complex relationship between plants and people.
But years ago, as a precaution against fires, the NYBG
staff removed fallen trees from the forest floor.
If these 24 families have such variety and such fascinating adaptations, imagine what is in store for us if we explore further, and with the resources of the NYBG
available to us, there's enough to keep a botanical artist--even one a lot younger than 60--busy for a lifetime.
Callipteris pactilis Pacheco 3321 Ecuador: Pichincha, Reserva forestal ENDESA Callipteris pinnatifida Pacheco 3323 Ecuador: Napo, Reserva Biologica Jatan Sacha Callipteris prolifera NYBG
1294/78 -- Callipteris rivalis Pacheco 3307 Ecuador: Pichincha, en la cima de las Montanas de Ila.
His vision for NYBG
and his skill in realizing that vision were the most dominant forces in establishing the institution and in forging its mission.
Herrenhausen, Hannover (NY); Conservatory NYBG
, 2 ene 1913, G.
He has remained at NYBG
for the last 25 years in various leadership and research positions, including vice president for botanical science from 2002 to 2007.
Cornell University Press, Sage House, 512 East State Street, Ithaca, NY 14850--The NYBG
Press, 200th St.
John 20525 (NY), NYBG
6911; Pennell 2660 (US), Pennington 5508 (US), Barriga 13232 (NY) Lent 118 (NY), NCLC 6912; NYBG
650206-04 (NY), NCLC 6920; Rodriguez 437 (UC) Perpensum Ash 2843 (US), NCLC 6922; Strey 7960 (US), Bourell 2731 (CAS) Pseudo-Gunnera Hoogland & Pullen 5591 (US), NCLC 6921; Barker 67544 (US), Bartlett 8532 (US), Fuller and Doyle 216 (YU), Fuller and Doyle 217 (YU), Fuller and Doyle 219 (YU) Other families Aextoxicaceae Unknown (US): US 2343533, NCLC 503 Berberidopsidaceae Philippi s.