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Selling Threatened Plants to Save Them

The International Center for Tropical Botany is dedicated to the conservation and sustainable use of tropical plants through research, education and outreach. It is a partnership between FIU and the National Tropical Botanical Garden. ICTB professor and Conservation Ecologist, Hong Liu, says selling threatened plants could save them from extinction in research recently published in Conservation Biology. Read the full article at Phys.org.

Hong Liu et al. Conservation impacts of commercial cultivation of endangered and overharvested plants, Conservation Biology (2018). DOI: 10.1111/cobi.13216 

Hong Liu (left) and her students Haydee Borerro (center) and Jason Downing (right) conduct research in the Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park in 2014. Credit: Florida International University
Hong Liu (left) and her students Haydee Borerro (center) and Jason Downing (right) conduct research in the Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park in 2014. Credit: Florida International University


 

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