Synthesis Center for Conservation and Restoration
The Synthesis Center for Conservation and Restoration (sCORE) is the synthesis center of the Negaunee Institute for Plant Conservation Science and Action at the Chicago Botanic Garden. We bring diverse perspectives together to enable analysis, synthesis, and collaboration aimed at addressing key needs in plant conservation and restoration science, practice, and policy.
Address clear natural resource management challenges
Address clear natural resource management challenges by improving the organization, analysis, and synthesis of data related to plant conservation or restoration in a manner useful to a wide range of stakeholders and users, including but not limited to researchers, resource managers, policy makers, and other communities engaged in or impacted by these activities
Strengthen the way plant conservation and ecological restoration research is designed and conducted by promoting a culture of collaboration, data sharing, and synthesis
Connect plant science and land management communities
Connect plant science and land management communities. Including indigenous communities that have long histories of land stewardship and management is one of the key goals of sCORE, to develop innovative strategies for the conservation, restoration, and management of natural resources and the maintenance of biodiversity that reflects the values and of diverse human communities.
Inform data collection and infrastructure
Inform the types of data and new infrastructure required to address current and future questions in plant conservation and restoration science
Ensure inclusion of groups historically excluded from conservation and restoration science and land management communities, especially Black, Indigenous, and People of Color.
Commit to archiving derived data
Commit to archiving derived data used for the project in a publicly accessible data depository.
Interesting in collaborating with sCORE?
We are always looking for new collaborators interesting in contributing data to ongoing sCORE projects. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or click the contact us link below to get in touch!
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sCORE is a project of
the Negaunee Institute for Plant
Conservation Science and Action at
Chicago Botanic Garden
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Forest Preserves of Cook County