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From Jungle to Lab: The Study of Life's Complexity

San Francisco's Exploratorium showcases the work of researchers at the Natural History Museum in London and Las Cuevas Biological Station in Belize, who are investigating the nature and diversity of life. From Jungle to Lab is part of the Exploratorium's Origin Project, created to explain how scientists explore "the beginnings of the universe, of matter, of the earth, and of life itself." This...
The New York Botanical Garden: The Americas Base Map

Researchers at City University of New York and the New York Botanical Garden have developed a digital base map for the Neotropical flora -- a "multifaceted approach to mapping species distributions [that] will facilitate the work of systematists and floristicians." The map -- which represents the first time "a disparate set of high-quality, botanically relevant environmental and geographic data"...
Biodiversity Heritage Library Exhibition: Latino Natural History

From the Biodiversity Heritage Library comes this online exhibition dedicated to prominent Latino/a natural scientists and their work. On this exhibit's homepage, visitors are invited to explore exhibition materials by People of Note, which highlights nine individuals. These individuals include Ynes Mexia, a Mexican-American plant collector who worked with Stanford University botanist Roxana...