Peter Wyse Jackson

Peter Wyse Jackson
Missouri Botanical Garden

B.A. (Mod.), M.A., Ph.D.

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September 2010 - present
Missouri Botanical Garden
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  • President and Director

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Publications (72)
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It is time to synthesize the knowledge that has been generated through more than 260 years of botanical exploration, taxonomic and, more recently, phylogenetic research throughout the world. The adoption of an updated Global Strategy for Plant Conservation (GSPC) in 2011 provided the essential impetus for the development of the World Flora Online (...
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Botanic gardens play major roles in plant conservation globally. Since the 1980s, the number of botanic gardens worldwide and their involvement in integrating ex situ and in situ plant conservation has increased significantly, with a growing focus on understanding, documenting, and capturing genetic diversity in their living collections. This artic...
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This paper describes a visualization approach of the existing network available in Brazil to achieve the targets of the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation (GSPC) for 2020 in Brazil. The approach uses the Brazilian National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans and other key documents to identify and map institutions, roles and actions relate...
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Extinction is the complete loss of a species, but the accuracy of that status depends on the overall information about the species. Dracaena umbraculifera was described in 1797 from a cultivated plant attributed to Mauritius, but repeated surveys failed to relocate it and it was categorized as Extinct on the IUCN Red List. However, several individu...
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The Species Plantarum Programme: Flora of the World (SPPFW) has been in existence for slightly more than two decades and during this time published basic taxonomic information for just over 1000 species, in 11 families. While an admirable initiative, at this pace it will take about 350 years to reach completion. At the 10th Conference of the Partie...
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Background: Biannual Council meetings are held with the aim of developing a World Flora Online (WFO) in response to Target 1 of the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation (2011–2020).Objectives: To report on the sixth WFO Council meeting held in Pretoria, South Africa, on November 2016.Method: A WFO Council meeting (preceded by Taxonomic and Techni...
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The Global Strategy for Plant Conservation (GSPC), with its 16 plant conservation targets, was originally adopted by the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in 2002. It was updated and revised in 2010, with targets set to be achieved by 2020. The GSPC's targets are output oriented, specific, and measurable. They address the cons...
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There are an estimated 400,000 species of vascular plants on Earth, out of which 10% are still to be discovered. These plants, both known and unknown, may hold answers to many of the world's health, social, environmental, and economic problems. A full inventory of plant life is vital if many threatened species are to be protected and if their full...
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Over the last few decades botanic gardens worldwide have been encouraged to adopt complementary measures for the conservation of plant species from their own regions, combining in situ conservation efforts with ex situ methods, both in cultivation and in storage. This integrated approach is particularly important for botanic gardens in the tropics,...
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Ireland's Generous Nature is the first comprehensive account of the historical and present-day uses of wild plant species in Ireland. It records a wealth of traditional knowledge about Irish plant use. More than 1500 wild plants are detailed in a systematic list, which gives both their Irish and English names. Many historical references have been i...
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Botanic gardens are institutions holding documented collections of living plants for the purposes of scientific research, conservation, display, and education. Botanic gardens continue to evolve with society's needs and are becoming a major force for plant conservation. This article provides a historical review of botanic gardens and discusses thei...
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The second conference of the Global Partnership for Plant Conservation (GPPC) was organized by the GPPC, in association with the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (SCBD) and Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI). This general meeting was hosted by the Missouri Botanical Garden and was held 5-7 July 2011, in St. Louis...
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In data 1 e 2 maggio 2013 un gruppo internazionale di esperti sulle piante usate dall'uomo si è riunito a St. Louis, Missouri (USA), per riflettere su possibili soluzioni alla attuale perdita globale della biodiversità vegetale, che comporta la perdita di decine di migliaia di specie di piante. Tra le piante minacciate si trovano specie essenziali...
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On 1–2 May 2013 international experts on plants used by humankind met in St Louis Missouri to consider the ways in which a global crisis now underway—the loss of tens of thousands of plant species—can be addressed. These threatened plants include species vital to the lives of people throughout the world, including plants used for food and nutrition...
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On 1–2 May 2013 international experts on plants used by humankind met in St Louis Missouri to consider the ways in which a global crisis now underway—the loss of tens of thousands of plant species—can be addressed. These threatened plants include species vital to the lives of people throughout the world, including plants used for food and nutrition...
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It has been suggested that Botanic Gardens had in the past, and continue to have today, an important role in plant invasions across the globe. Although mistakes were made in the past, it is contended that such historical actions need to be viewed in the context of the time, and the situation is different today. Although most plant introductions hav...
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A new international initiative for plant conservation was first called for as a resolution of the International Botanical Congress in 1999. The natural home for such an initiative was considered to be the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), and the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the CBD agreed to consider a Global Strategy for Plant Conse...
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In 2002, the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity adopted a Global Strategy for Plant Conservation. This Strategy provided an important new opportunity to focus on the potential loss of tens of thousands of threatened plant species. Here, we briefly describe the development and implementation of the Strategy.
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Vascular plants are often considered to be among the better known large groups of organisms, but gaps in the available baseline data are extensive, and recent estimates of total known (described) seed plant species range from 200000 to 422000. Of these, global assessments of conservation status using International Union for the Conservation of Natu...
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The Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) has established a comprehensively planned, geographically structured, ex situ conservation program to address conservation of China's indigenous plant species. China's estimated 31,000 species of vascular plants make up ∼10% of the world's total; they are the
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This English and Estonian edition of Dendrological Studies puts more emphasis on dendrological collections to commemorate the establishment of the Educational and Experimental Forest District of the Estonian Agricultural University at Järvselja 80 years ago and the collections of the Tallinn Botanical Garden 40 years ago. The edition opens with an...
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THE NEEDS FOR TARGETS IN THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE CONVENTION ON BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY This paper reviewed the needs for targets for the Convention on Biological Diversity and the context in which targets may be adopted at national and international levels. To date (at the time of writing the paper), target-setting had not been a significant part of...
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Chapters 28 to 33 have outlined the major instruments and mechanisms, both national and international, which are or can be used in the conservation of biodiversity. This chapter examines some of the most important ways in which conservation is carried out.
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Much of the unique native vegetation of Mauritius has been destroyed. Coastal ebony (Diospyros egrettarum I.B.K. Richardson) forest forms an extreme type of Mauritian lowland forest which no longer exists on mainland Mauritius and only survives on one offshore islet, Ile aux Aigrettes. Undisturbed D. egrettarum forest is resistant to invasion by ex...
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WYSE JACKSON, P. S., 1987. The Botanic Garden of Trinity College Dublin 1687 to 1987. The first botanic gardens in Europe were Physic Gardens. In Britain the earliest established was at Oxford (1621) and in Ireland at Trinity College Dublin (1687). Apart from a short-lived garden at Harold's Cross the Physic Garden remained in the College until 180...
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this is a full list of the vascular flora of Inner Dublin city (between the Royal and Grand canals) recorded in the early 1980s by the authors and members of the Dublin Naturalists' field club. it has several introductory chapters on the type of flora, its history in Dublin (by Declan Doogue) and is illustrated by some plates of line drawings

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There are an estimated 400,000 species of vascular plants on Earth, with some 10 percent more yet to be discovered. These plants hold answers to many of the world’s health, social, environmental and economic problems. A full inventory of plant life is vital if many threatened species are to be protected and if their full potential is to be realized before many of these species, and the possibilities they offer, become extinct. The World Flora Online (WFO) project represents a major step forward in developing a consolidated global information service on the world’s flora under the governance of the U.N. Convention on Biological Diversity, Global Strategy for Plant Conservation (GSPC) Target 1. The WFO will be an open-access, Web-based compendium of the world’s plant species. It will be a collaborative, international project, building upon existing knowledge and published Floras, checklists and revisions but will also require the collection and generation of new information on poorly known plant groups and plants in unexplored regions. For more information on the project and how to become involved, visit the WFO website at http://www.worldfloraonline.org/.