A woman outside looking at a plant and a man standing next to her writing in a notebookk.

Museum botanists Mason Heberling and Bonnie Isaac survey winter plants at Jennings Environmental Education Center, a state park in Butler County that includes both prairie and forest. It’s named for Otto Jennings, a renowned botanist and early director of Carnegie Museum of Natural History. Photo: Joshua Franzos

The Brave New World of Botany

Carnegie Museum botanists are using a centuries-old plant collection to provide novel insights into the globe’s most pressing environmental issues.

By Jason Bittel



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