Global Flora in Massachusetts

GLOBAL FLORA: EDUCATINGTHEWORLD’SWOMEN Uncarina grandidieri Pachypodium lamerei Pandanus utilis Alluaudia procera Chamaerops humilis Cupressus sempervirens Camellia japonica Cycas media Wollemia nobilis Dic Acalypha hispida Musa acuminata Coccothrinax argentea Annona muriacata Phyllanthus angustifolius Coccoloba uvifera Cercidium microphyllum Ceiba pentandra Cereus hexagonus Heliconia psittacorum Couroupita guianensis Acacia cornigera Yucca guatemalensis Ficus lyrata Strelitzia alba Garcinia mangostata Rhizophora mangle Barringtonia racemosa Agathis robusta Grevillea robusta Brachychiton rupestris Phoenix dactylifera Cyperus papyrus Crescentia cujete Crescentia cujete Echinocactus grusonii Simmondsia chinensis Pedilanthus tithymaloides Costus pulverulentus Nolina longifolia Rhomneya coulteri public entry public entry public entry Lake Waban - North Eastern,Tufts, UMass, MIT, Harvard foot path foot path Public MetropolitanTransportation: University Van System Bus Train 1 2 3 4 5 6 8 8 8 9 7 Martina Koninger Studies the effects of light levels and plant chloroplasts. Impact: Her work identifies alternate environments that edible plants plant could thrive in, if their original environment is impacted by climate changes. Arabidopsis Dayana Salas-Leiva Researches the genomics of the Colombian Cycad plants. Impact: Her work helps to identify the genetic mechanisms behind these ancient plants, which hold evolutionary clues for the sustainability of many modern plant species Quercus agrifolia Dr. Jaclyn Matthes Measures feedback systems in wetlands, focusing on the coupling of the biosphere and atmosphere Impact: By measuring atmospheric data and the response in forest change, her work helps to predict future forest health and the potential effects of pollution. Quercus agrifolia Rachel Stanley Investigates the global carbon cycle, focusing on coastal salt marsh plant processes. Impact: Her work quantifies how aquatic plant species respond to global climate changes and how to repair the ecosystem damage caused by global warming. Phytoplankton Vanja Klepak-Ceraj Investigates the microbial plant communities of springs in the Colombian Andes cloud forests. Impact: Her work quantifies the health of forest environmental systems, providing techniques to foster the growth of threatened, habitats & ecologies Pseudomonas JeffWhite Studies maize, sorghum plant adaptation to water, light, and temperature deficits. Impact : Creates climate-change resistant and hardy edible varietals without the use of chemicals. Phaseolus vulgaris Christopher Field Researches the coupling between local climate and agricultural plants in the Brazilian highlands Impact: His work helps to ensure the durability and continued productivity of nutritious root crops in environmentally changing conditions. Myrtaceae Ivania Ceron Study the lifecycles and health of mangrove forests. Impact: By studying Mangrove forests, her work helps to strengthen vulnerable coastlines and the ecosystems they support from climate change. Mangrova Moses Aidoo Research the effect of saline stress in desert agriculture of Rose of Jericho (Anastatica hierochuntica) Impact: His work helps to produce sustainable food crops that can thrive in arid, desert conditions, aiding food security for desert populations. Triticum dicoccoides Jonathan Lynch Focuses on improving drought tolerance of bean, soybean, root crops in sub-Saharan Africa. Impact: His work ensures the durability of food people depend upon in the face of climate change Glycine Max Elfatih Eltahir Researches large scale effects of water scarcity on seasonal forests of the acacia etbaica plant. Impact: His work on forest regions in the Oman desert that rely on fog to collect water to survive explores how plants adapt to offer resiliency to resist drought conditions from climate change. Vachellia tortilis Om Prakash Measuring Ecological Feedback Systems In Woodlands Impact: By measuring atmospheric data and the response in forest change, her work can help to predict future forest health and the potential effects of pollution. Arabidopsis GeorgeWeiblen Measuring Ecological Feedback Systems In Woodlands Impact: By measuring atmospheric data and the response in forest change, her work can help to predict future forest health and the potential effects of pollution. Horsfieldia basifissa Edward Gilman Researches the lifecycle of Pandanus tree forests native to Madagascar rainforests. Impact: He restores erosion damaged areas and salt-water coastlines through the introduction of the pandanus utilis, reducing sea rise flooding and loss of life. Freycinaetia Lola E. Fatoyinbo Agueh Researches and revitalizes polluted mangrove forests in Mozambique and coastal regions in Africa Impact: Her use of satellite technology removes inconsistent ground-bases measuring techniques and can be used across the globe. Avicennia germinans SCIENCES GLOBAL FLORA Sensor Networks Mechanical Systems Aquarium ETFE Skin Camellia Pavilion Temperate Biome Wet Biome Dry Biome Outdoor Hill HUMANITIES History Women’s & Gender Studies Dance Music English & Drama PUBLIC Pedestrian Pathways Community Activities Biology Botany Physics Geological Sciences Engineering Chemistry Computer Science Chemical Biology Environmental Sciences 0 1 2 4 8m As an all-women’s college,Wellesley has a long history of diversity, inclusion, and gender equality in the science education of the world’s women. Social inclusion at the Global Flora represents: • Need-blind admissions enrolls students of all socio-economic backgrounds • 83 different countries of origin • 50% students of color • 18% first generation college students • 67% of students receive financial aid • 100% support of gender non-binary students SiteTopography & Native Landscape The design links the native soils with the natural site topography, landscape and watersheds. This enables water remediation and recovery along natural flow ways, advancing a return to more sustainable native plantings on Campus. Plan Key 1 Science Center 2 Global Flora 3 Botanical Garden / Arboretum 4 Residential Dorms 5 Arts + Media 6 Humanities 7 Library 8 Vehicular Entries 9 Public Rail & Bus Transportation GLOBAL FLORA reimagines how the design of a sustainable greenhouse can enhance global interdisciplinary science education and deepen a public understanding of nature. The Global Flora botanical facility expands the 1920 vison of Dr. Margaret Ferguson who argued for plant biology as a central part of science education and encouraged students to “listen to” plants and learn through hands- on interdisciplinary experiences. Global Flora houses a pre-eminent global plant collection LOCAL PUBLIC CONNECTIONS • Provides educational programs for 14 public school districts • Accessible on foot by 5 local neighborhoods • Accessible to the Greater Boston region via public transportation • Participates with 6 partner research universities in Dry and Tropical biomes. The iconic Durant Camellia tree, over 140 years old, is housed in a seasonal pavilion that connects with the new facility. Global Flora exceeds the Net Zero Water & Energy requirements of the Living Building Challenge, the world’s most rigorous certification of sustainable construction. An open source Interactive Sensor Platform allows people to gather and share real- time data from plants, soil, air, and water GLOBAL FLORA - PEOPLE Board 1: Global Flora Net Zero Greenhouse for Wellesley College Selected Research Projects over multiple public digital media platforms. Global Flora is a free and public botany lab and ‘museum’ that emphasizes the importance of environmental stewardship to current and future generations on-site and online. Gathered data is accessible to public schools and international research universities, thereby strengthening the global knowledge sharing platform. Construction starts in April 2018. A CENTER FOR ALL