NYBG Symposium

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Here Today, Gone Forever:
Plant Extinction Now and Conservation Strategies for Tomorrow

Two Tuesdays: November 17 & 24; 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m. EDT

Plants are essential to all human existence, yet the topic of plant extinction has received little comprehensive study and analysis until recently. In this two-day, online symposium, a group of international experts in biodiversity, conservation, and extinction will present the state of knowledge, trends, causes, and consequences of the plant extinction crisis. In addition, they will discuss strategies for preventing future precipitous declines in biodiversity. Each day, opportunities for asking questions and engaging in discussion with the experts will follow their presentations.

A recording of this presentation will be archived and shared online in the NYBG Lecture Library.


The New York Botanical Garden
Photo Credits: Franklinia by Amy Highland; Solidago plumosa by Wesley Knapp; Remaining photos by Robert Naczi

We are profoundly grateful to the following institutions and individuals for helping make this symposium a reality:

Support for this Symposium provided by:
My Good Fund Trust
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Symposium Planning
Wesley Knapp
Douglas Daly