sCORE is the synthesis center of the Negaunee Institute for Plant Conservation Science and Action at the Chicago Botanic Garden.
We bring together diverse perspectives to enable analysis, synthesis, and collaboration aimed at addressing key needs in plant conservation and restoration science, practice, and policy.
Connecting plant science and land management communities, we aim to address key needs in plant conservation and restoration science, practice, and policy.
Current sCORE Projects
Understory Vegetation Responses to Rapid Canopy Loss
2021 - 2022
Synthesizing data from across the Great Lakes region to understand how understory plant communities respond to rapid canopy loss.
RAPID CANOPY LOSS
Diagnosing and Treating Causes of Dark Diversity in Ecological Restoration
2020 - 2021
Offering practical tools for researchers and restoration practitioners to collaboratively diagnose, treat, and restore dark diversity.
Phenological Responses to Climate Change
2019 - 2021
Synthesizing evidence of climate change impacts on species and population phenology in the context of demographic life history theory.
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sCORE is a project of
the Negaunee Institute for Plant
Conservation Science and Action at
Chicago Botanic Garden
One of the treasures of the
Forest Preserves of Cook County