Wednesday, May 7, 2014

History of earth as told by trees

Friday, March 7, 2014

RGB Color Settings for Adobe Photoshop and Illlustrator

 RGB color settings

Often designers and photographers are surprised to see that the color of their RGB images changes when viewed online or sent to print. One easy way to prevent this is to make sure that your color settings are set to convert incoming files to sRGB and to export files with sRGB embedded.

Here's a step by step guide to setting up your color settings in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator that I put together.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Science Talk - Featuring NYBG Plant Specimen Images

The New York Botanical Garden has launched Science Talk - a blog featuring botanical insights from members of the Science Department.

It features images of plant specimens from the Virtual Herbarium, like this specimen, recently identified as a new species, Swartzia schottii, by Benjamin Torke.

Science Talk is updated frequently.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

2 Millionth Plant Specimen Digitized - Rare Native Carnivorous Plant

The New York Botanical Garden recently added the two-millionth plant specimen to its digital research collection - Sarracenia purpurea - a purple pitcher plant, a very rare native carnivorous species that was collected at a highly protected preserve in Dutchess County, New York. Read more here.

The purple pitcher plant is in decline in much of its range.
 (Photo by Robert Naczi, Ph.D.)

Friday, July 26, 2013

The History of Botany - by Tom Park

How did we transition from simply using plants to studying them? View a short history of botany in this video by Tom Park, one of our interns at The New York Botanical Garden Herbarium.

by Tom Park

For more videos, check out our youtube page.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Crowd Sourcing The New York Botanical Garden Herbarium Plant Database

Help Contribute to Our Understanding of Biodiversity, the Environment, and Global Climate Change

The William and Linda Steere Herbarium at The New York Botanical Garden houses over 7 million plant specimens gathered from around the world for over the past two hundred and fifty years.

Plants supply most of the world’s food, fuel, shelter and medicine, and plant specimens help us answer the most critical questions facing our planet. Questions such as: “How many species are there and how are they related? What environmental factors control their growth? And how do plants respond to climate change?”

Now you can help scientists to better understand our planet by transcribing plant specimen labels in our newly released crowd sourcing effort, hosted by the Atlas of Living Australia.

Choose an expedition studying the Oaks of North America or the Plants of the Caribbean. Click the “Start Transcribing” button to log in and get started.

Click here to start transcribing Oaks of North America or the Plants of the Caribbean

To learn more about the William and Lynda Steere Herbarium, make sure to watch “Treasures of New York: The New York Botanical Garden” this Thursday, June 27th at 10:30pm on channel Thirteen.