[PCA] NEWS: Discrepancies between predicted and actual plant extinction

Haidet, Margaret (Megan) mahaidet at blm.gov
Mon Aug 8 08:38:23 CDT 2016

   1. Plant extinctions take time
   2. Quentin Cronk
   3. Science  29 Jul 2016:
   4. Vol. 353, Issue 6298, pp. 446-447
   5. DOI: 10.1126/science.aag1794

This article investigated the discrepancies between predicted plant
extinctions and documented extinctions. Two possible explanations present
themselves. First, there may be many undocumented extinctions. Second,
there may be a long extinction lag time. The author introduces the phrase
"living dead" to describe those species that are effectively extinct and
introduces conservation strategies, including seed banking, to learn as
much about species before they go extinct.
Read the full article to learn more:
Megan Haidet
Seeds of Success
National Collection Curator

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