According to the organizers:
Exploration has been at the core of the Garden’s mission since its founding—and is more urgent now than ever in the face of global environmental change. This symposium focuses on the vital role exploration plays in understanding the entwined relationships of plants to the well-being of humans and ecosystems, and the challenges for sustaining those relationships over time.
For the Garden’s scientists, exploration takes place at all scales and in all places—from discovering genes for drought resistance in the lab, to identifying threatened species in the rain forest, to documenting vanishing traditional medicinal plant knowledge—empowering us to understand plants in whole new ways, both today and tomorrow.
Moderated by Dr. Barbara M. Thiers, Entwined will feature presentations by Garden scientists who work in locations as near as New York City and as far-flung as the Pacific island nation of Vanuatu.