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Wyoming Natural Diversity Database

1000 E. University Ave.

Department 3381

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307-766-3023

Email: wyndd@uwyo.edu

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Botany


The Botany program is responsible for maintaining the Wyoming Plant Species of Concern list, the Wyoming plant species accounts, and executing botany projects across the state that advance our understanding of plant diversity. Our work is centered on but not limited to species of highest Wyoming Contribution Rank, including their conservation status, distribution, habitat requirements and natural history. Information collected from field research projects is compiled with that from federal agency surveys, scientific literature and herbaria that include Rocky Mountain Herbarium.


Program highlights

  • Collected information on all Threatened and Endangered, petitioned, and previous Category 2 plant species in the state (102 species)
  • Prepared Plant Species List (flora) for launch of Species List tool
  • Prepared Plant Species text (all Species of Conservation Concern) for launch of Wyoming Field Guide; also preparing graphics for 33% of these to date
  • Contributed to vascular flora documentation and interdisciplinary biodiversity studies

Expertise

  • Field research including surveys, monitoring, habitat analyses for all taxonomic groups
  • Identification, taxonomic standards and practices, in collaboration with Rocky Mountain Herbarium, Flora of North America, Plants Database and ITIS
  • Biogeography and metrics of biodiversity
  • Partner and technical committee participant for federal agencies statewide

2020 Program Focus

  • Projects that build and maintain information on plants of highest conservation concern
  • Visual and educational resources for partners and the public
  • Database developments for efficacy of planning and fieldwork
  • Promotion of database expansion in new taxonomic groups
Penstemon haydenii by Walter Fertig


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Wyoming Natural Diversity Database

1000 E. University Ave.

Department 3381

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307-766-3023

Email: wyndd@uwyo.edu

1000 E. University Ave. Laramie, WY 82071
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