Urbanization—The Bad, The Good, and The Very Good

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Native Plants Summit: Current Status, Conservation, and Outlook for Plants of the Northeast

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Great strides have been made in studying effects of urbanization on plant life in recent years. However, much remains to be learned about how the urban environment acts as a filter on flora. There is some evidence that environments in cities are so similar that they all select for the same plants or plants with the same suite of characteristics, resulting in biotic homogenization, but the jury is still out. We do know that some cities harbor a thriving and diverse native flora. Dolan will talk about what cities can do to increase the chances for long-term survival of native plant species.


Link leads to video of full presentation provided by: New York Botanical Garden.