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US Scientists Visited Institute of Botany
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Dr. William McShea, ecologist from Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute and Dr. Nicole Cavender, the Vice President of Science and Conservation of the Morton Arboretum visited the Biodiversity Committee of the Chinese Academy of Sciences on March 17, 2014.

Prof. Keping Ma, deputy director of Biodiversity Committee, CAS hosted the visit and introduced the progress and future plans of three major projects, Chinese Forest Biodiversity Monitoring Network (CForBio), National Specimen Information Infrastructure (NSII), and China Biodiversity-Ecosystem Functioning Experiment (BEF-China). Nicole Cavender emphasized the importance of forest dynamics plots in the monitoring of woody plant species in China and had a discussion with Keping Ma on the role of arboretum in tree conservation and potential collaboration between the Morton Arboretum and CAS. He also thought highly of the BEF-China project.

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