Friday, March 20, 2015

In the News: Living and Hidden Collections


Fig.1. A “micropropagation” system at the Archangel Ancient Tree Archive creates a foundation for sustaining redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) forests such as this one (Credit: Allie Caulfield, 2012)

Scientific collections often show up in surprising forms and reveal unusual secrets. Read about a living collection, a hidden collection, a jewelry collection, and more in this week’s #FollowFriday:

  • Most living collections are zoos or botanical gardens, but this “living archive” is a very different operation with a similar mission: “Ancient Trees Sprout New Life,” Scientific American (11 March 2015)



  • In another study arguing the start date of the Anthropocene, these scientist examine a ‘world-changing event’ which could signal redistribution of plants and animals around the world: “Mass Deaths In Americas Start New CO2 Epoch,” Scientific American (11 March 2015)


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