Research Themes  

Addressing the key challenges facing tees and plants.

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Science and Conservation projects address the key challenges facing trees and plants:

  • Understanding evolution, distributions, and taxonomy.
  • Resilience and adaptation to pests, pathogens, land use, and climate change.
  • Expanding knowledge and protection of genetic and species diversity in collections and in place.
  • Sustaining habitats, ecosystem processes, and ecosystem services.
  • Improving performance of trees and plants as green infrastructure to improve the health and beauty of cities and towns.
  • Development of engineering tools, databases, biological archives, research platforms, and new study methods.
  • Public awareness of the diversity, function, and value of trees for nature and society.

Explore specific Science and Conservation projects in these areas of research: