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The Global Plant Council (GPC) is a coalition of national, regional and international societies and affiliates representing plant, crop and agricultural and environmental sciences across the globe.

The GPC seeks to bring together all those involved in plant and crop research, education and training, to facilitate the development of plant science for global challenges such as world hunger, energy, climate change, health and well-being, sustainability and environmental protection.

News

Flower attracts insects by pretending to be a mushroom

The mysterious flowers of Aspidistra elatior are found on the southern Japanese island of Kuroshima. Until recently, scientists thought that A. elatior has the most unusual pollination ecology among all flowering plants, being pollinated by slugs and amphipods. However, direct observation of their ecosystem has revealed that they are mainly pollinated by fungus gnats, probably thanks to their resemblance to mushrooms.


Amazon's recovery from forest losses limited by climate change

Deforested areas of the Amazon Basin have a limited ability to recover because of recent changes in climate, a study shows.


Events

Learn2Engage course for botanic garden and museum educators - Module 1: Interpretation

Online, with on-site learning in Trento, Italy

LearnToEngage is an exciting new suite of professional development modules for botanic garden and museum educators in Italy, Portugal and the UK. These blended learning modules (a mixture of online and on-site learning) will enhance engagement of your audiences, and support the vital educational role of botanic gardens and museums. LearnToEngage is funded through the European Commission’s Erasmus+ programme and provides an interactive, collaborative experience with both online and on-site provision.


2017 CWSS-SCM Annual Meeting

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

The Canadian Weed Science Society / Société canadienne de malherbologie (CWSS-SCM) is a vibrant scientific society (membership of about 130 people) that meets annually to present new research findings and to discuss current issues on a wide range of topics in weed science. Our membership includes university, government, and industry staff who specialize in research, teaching, extension, and regulation of weed-related topics.


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