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Wild Plants in the City - Harvard University

137 Wild Plants in the City The curious gardens of wild greenery that penetrate cracks in city pavement and grow lushly on old building lots are pro- duced primarily by plants which have immigrated from over- seas. A few of them were brought originally to North America as garden plants and have since run wild; but most have slipped in accidentally, their tiny seeds caught in the belongings and

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Oct 01, 2011  The Ecology of an Urban Wild. A walk down the Blackwell Footpath in the Arboretum’s Bussey Brook Meadow presents visitors with opportunities to observe a spontaneous wildflower meadow, a flourishing wetland, and a diversity of both native and introduced plants and animals. A report published by the City of Boston Environment Department in ...

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Wild Collection and Propagation of ... - Harvard University

Sean Halloran, Arnold Arboretum Propagator, will present "Wild Collection and Propagation of Rare and Endangered Plants.". Sean Halloran, Arnold Arboretum Propagator, will present "Wild Collection and Propagation of Rare and Endangered Plants.". In Massachusetts alone, plants make up more than half of the total native species that are officially considered Endangered, Threatened, and Rare.

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1; 2; Bussey Brook Meadow serves Harvard University and science as a permanent site for monitoring spontaneous urban ecology. In addition to aiding recent studies conducted by researchers from a number of universities including the Harvard Medical School and the Harvard Graduate School of Design, the Arboretum has also become a participatory member in ULTRA (Urban Long-Term Research Area ...

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Plant Biology Initiative at Harvard University

Harvard University is home to a wide range of plant biologists, primarily situated in the Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology and the research programs of the Arnold Arboretum and the Harvard Forest. These researchers apply a diverse array of tools and approaches to investigate questions in plant evolution, ecology, physiology, development and molecular biology.

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Dec 17, 2019  American urbanites once lived alongside livestock and beasts of burden. But as cities grew, human-animal relationships changed. The city became a place for pets, not slaughterhouses or working animals. Andrew Robichaud traces the far-reaching consequences of this shift -- for urban landscapes, animal- and child-welfare laws, and environmental justice.

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People Plant Biology Initiative at Harvard University

Charles C. Davis. Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology. Curator of Vascular Plants in the Harvard University Herbaria. Director of the Harvard University Herbaria.

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Harvard’s thriving wild turkey population – Harvard Gazette

Nov 26, 2019  Between 1951 and 1974 America’s wild turkey population grew from roughly 320,000 to 1.4 million. Currently, there are about 6.2 million birds nationwide, with more than 25,000 in Massachusetts alone. Some of them live at Harvard. Wild turkey eggs found in the Arnold Arboretum. A turkey stands at attention near a Harvard bus stop.

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Enquiry into Plants and De Causis Plantarum by Theophrastus (c. 370-c. 285 BCE) are a counterpart to Aristotle's zoological work and the most important botanical work of antiquity now extant. In the former, Theophrastus classifies and describes varieties -- covering trees, plants of particular regions, shrubs, herbaceous plants, and cereals; in the last of the nine books he focuses on plant ...

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Wild Urban Plants of the Northeast is the first field guide to acknowledge the urban plant community around us and it challenges us to judge the plants on their virtues rather than by their place of origin. This work will be the foundation for those who wish to evaluate plant communities by their function and sustainability rather than by ...

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Explorers Garden Tour - The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard ...

A network of over 50 participating institutions, the CPC systematically conserves plants that are endangered or rare in the wild. The Arboretum is an active participant in the CPC, stewarding several plant types, including the pinkshell azalea.

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Invasive Spirits: Fermentation in the City Wild

Mar 12, 2018  Harvard University Graduate School of Design Invasive plants are treated with scorn, but they make the city green and provide a host of good things. In this session, we'll talk about our work foraging the city's riot of invasive biodiversity, brewing beer and making food from what we find.

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Hamamelidaceae, Part 1: Exploring the Witch-hazels of the ...

Oct 15, 2014  Hamamelidaceae, the witch-hazel family, includes approximately 30 genera representing around 100 species of deciduous trees and shrubs. Members of the family are found in both temperate and tropical regions of North and Central America, Eastern Asia, Africa, the Pacific Islands, and Australia. The Arnold Arboretum has a rich history with the family, from plant exploration []

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Wild plant use and multi-cropping at the early Neolithic ...

Aug 02, 2017  Wild plant use and multi-cropping at the early Neolithic Zhuzhai site in the middle Yellow River region, China ... Zhengzhou City Institute of Archaeology and Culture, China ... Harvard University, USA See all articles by this author. Search Google Scholar for this author, Xingcan Chen 6.

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Medicinal Aromatic Plants - Harvard University

Harvard University’s enter for International Development and the Government of Albania has been engaged in a two year growth strategy exercise starting in 2013 till 2015. Discussions with the Ministry of Agriculture yielded that there is a need for conducting value chain studies on a few important product groups with the following objective:

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Arnold Arboretum - Wikipedia

The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, established in 1872, is the oldest public arboretum in North America. This botanical research institution and free public park is located in the Jamaica Plain and Roslindale neighborhoods of Boston, Massachusetts.The landscape was designed by Charles Sprague Sargent and Frederick Law Olmsted and is the second largest "link" in the Emerald Necklace.

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Church in the Wild - Harvard University Press

May 13, 2019  Emerson and the Transcendentalists get credit for revolutionizing religious life in America by introducing a new appreciation of nature. But in this reconsideration of faith in the antebellum period, Brett Malcolm Grainger argues that it was evangelical revivalists who transformed everyday religious life and spiritualized the natural environment.

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Botanists save rare North American plants to preserve ...

Nov 05, 2020  Focusing on U.S. and Canadian green heritage, Knapp and colleagues declared August 28 in Conservation Biology that 58 plants are extinct in the wild

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Nature's Renewal in the City Tickets, Wed, 28 Apr 2021 at ...

“Nature’s Renewal in the City: Rebuilding the Urban wild” is the final webinar in a three-part series relating to the subject of nature and culture. These public discussions have grown out of the recently published book, Accidental Wilderness: The Origins and Ecology of

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Cornel West resigns from Harvard after tenure dispute and ...

Jul 13, 2021  Cornel West, the eccentric professor, public intellectual and progressive activist, resigned from Harvard after a tenure dispute and accused the university of "spiritual rot" in a letter posted to ...

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Virtual Summer Solstice Celebration 2021 - Harvard University

Join the Harvard Museums of Science Culture on Sunday, June 20 for our virtual and bilingual (English-Spanish) Summer Solstice Celebration! At 11:00 am (ET), families and kids ages 4 to 14 are invited to hear a sun-inspired bilingual story set in ancient Mexico, meet a Harvard University astrophysicist who studies the sun, and enjoy an ...

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Discovery in Israel pushes back dawn of agriculture to ...

Jul 22, 2015  The conclusion, by an international team of archaeologists from Haifa University, Bar-Ilan University, Hebrew University and Harvard, relies on three things found on the shores of the Sea of Galilee, when it was at a particularly low point. One is a higher than expected presence of domestic-type wheat and barley, rather than the wild sort.

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The Mythology of Plants: Botanical Lore from Ancient ...

Annette Giesecke is professor of classics at the University of Delaware. She is the author of The Epic City: Urbanism, Utopia, and the Garden in Ancient Greece and Rome (Harvard University Press, 2007) as well as editor of and contributor to Earth Perfect? Nature, Utopia, and the Garden (Black Dog Publishing, 2012) and The Good Gardener

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The Middlesex Fells, a Flourishing Urban Forest

includes the city of Boston, and has had 80% of its land developed. The Fells and lynn Woods represent the only large blocks of native forest left in this ecoregion, forming isolated islands of natural vegetation in a densely populated area. The climate is in uSDA Plant Har-diness Zone 6a (average annual mini-mum temperature -5 to -10°F [-20.6

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Wild plant use and multi-cropping at the early Neolithic ...

Aug 02, 2017  Wild plant use and multi-cropping at the early Neolithic Zhuzhai site in the middle Yellow River region, China ... Zhengzhou City Institute of Archaeology and Culture, China ... Harvard University, USA See all articles by this author. Search Google Scholar for this author, Xingcan Chen 6.

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IN THE WEEDS Landscape Architecture Magazine

Sep 08, 2015  It’s an approach favored and popularized by Peter Del Tredici, an associate professor of landscape architecture at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, through his book Wild Urban Plants of the Northeast: A Field Guide. “There’s a huge opportunity for landscape architects if they begin to embrace this,” Del Tredici says.

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American Plants That Have Gone Extinct Stacker

Jul 31, 2019  The Chenopod brickellbush, like several other species on this list, is in the daisy family (Asteraceae), a large and diverse group of flowering plants. It was discovered in 1903 by Benjamin Lincoln Robinson, a well-respected American botanist who served as the curator of Harvard University

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Lessons from Plants - Harvard University Press

Apr 06, 2021  A Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Academy of Microbiology, she was named one of Cell ’s 100 Inspiring Black Scientists in America. Professor Montgomery’s new book Lessons From Plants, published by Harvard University Press, will be released on April 6 and is available for pre-order now.

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In Praise of City Living (VOA Special English 2011-12-25)

Edward Glaeser has written a new book called "Triumph of the City." He takes readers on a world tour of what he considers urban success stories, from Boston, London and Tokyo to Bangalore and Kinshasa. Mr. Glaeser is a professor at Harvard University. He himself lives outside the city of Boston.

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Peter Del Tredici of the Arnold ... - Harvard Magazine

In early october 1989, Peter Del Tredici of Harvard’s Arnold Arboretum was high on the slopes of Tian Mu Mountain Nature Reserve in western Zhejiang Province, counting ginkgo trees with two Chinese collaborators. For 1,500 years, visiting pilgrims had journeyed to this sacred mountain, where Buddhist monks in the late thirteenth century built the famous Kaishan Temple, the largest of many ...

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The Secrets of Haiti’s Living Dead Harvard Magazine

Oct 31, 2017  More than 30 years ago, anthropologist and ethnobotanist Wade Davis ’75, Ph.D. ’86, then a graduate student, went to Haiti at the recommendation of his mentor, Jeffrey professor of biology Richard Evans Schultes, to investigate a possible scientific explanation for the alleged existence of zombies.The January-February 1986 cover story about Davis’s findings, by Gino Del Guercio,

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The Other Side of the Ciudad Juárez Femicide Story ReVista

Dec 24, 2008  From modest beginnings, the maquiladora labor force has grown to nearly a quarter-million workers in 300 plants in the city, most of them U.S. owned. Many workers migrated from Mexico’s interior; in fact, Ciudad Juárez is sometimes called a “city of migrants.” At the outset, women represented about 80% of the assembly-line workers.

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The Complicated Evolutionary History of Spicy Chili ...

Nov 29, 2012  Cat Adams is a first year PhD student in the Organismal and Evolutionary Biology program at Harvard University. Visit her blog at ScienceIsMetal. References. 1) Perry, Linda et al. “Starch Fossils and the Domestication and Dispersal of Chili Peppers (Capsicum spp. L.) in the Americas.” Science 315.986 (2007) 2) Tewksbury, Joshua ...

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Vibrational Communication in Animals — Peggy S. M. Hill ...

May 30, 2008  Peggy Hill summarizes a generation of groundbreaking work by scientists around the world on this long understudied form of animal communication. Beginning in the 1970s, Hill explains, powerful computers and listening devices allowed scientists to record and interpret vibrational signals. Whether the medium is the sunbaked savannah or the stem ...

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Researchers identify plant cultivation in a 23,000-year ...

Jul 22, 2015  The team of archaeologists, botanists, and ecologists from Bar-Ilan University, Haifa University, Tel Aviv University, and Harvard University published their work in

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Sunflower pan-genome analysis shows that hybridization ...

8 Harvard University Herbaria , Cambridge, MA, USA. 9 The Beef Industry Centre, University of New ... Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, USA. 12 Department of Plant Biology, Miller Plant Sciences, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, USA. 13 Department of Ecology and Evolutionary ... possibly due to hybridization with wild ...

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Pandemic puts Barcelona urban greening plan in the fast lane

Jan 11, 2021  A Harvard University study, published last April, found people living in parts of the United States with high levels of air pollution are more likely to die from COVID-19 than those in less ...

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Top Environment/Ecology Schools in the World - US News ...

See the US News rankings for the world's top universities in Environment/Ecology. Compare the academic programs at the world's best universities.

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