October 2, 2009 – Global Plant Conservation Science and Outreach

Rebecca Pineo attended this year’s Janet Meakin Poor Research Symposium, hosted by Chicago Botanic Gardens and co-sponsored by Botanic Gardens Conservation International.  The keynote speaker, Steven Blackmore, Regius Keeper of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, Scotland, highlighted the positive role gardens can play in promoting sustainability.  Other speakers addressed how plant science, education, outreach, and public-private partnerships can aid conservation and help tackle the challenges of climate change.