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NYBG Press

Established in 1896, NYBG Press is a department of The New York Botanical Garden and one of the largest publishing programs of any independent botanical garden in the world. The Press focuses on advancements in knowledge about the classification, utilization, and conservation of plants and fungi.

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  1. 1899
    Contributions from The New York Botanical Garden– conceived as a monographic series of technical papers written by Botanical Garden staff, published in other journals, and reprinted by the Garden – is established. This format was discontinued in 1933. Reactivated in 1983,?Contributions now provides the scientific community with an outlet for the publication of translations, annotated bibliographies, and classical works that are out-of-print.

    1900
    Memoirs of The New York Botanical Garden is established. This book series focuses on taxonomy and floristics, with an emphasis on plants of the Western Hemisphere. In recent years,?Memoirs has expanded to encompass field guides and botanical history as well.

    1931
    Brittonia is established to honor Nathaniel Lord Britton, founder and first Director of the Botanical Garden. Assuming the broadest possible definition of the field of systematic botany, this quarterly journal is an important outlet for the publication of original research articles on anatomy, botanical history, chemotaxonomy, morphology, paleobotany, phylogenetics systematics, taxonomy, and phytogeography. Each issue also contains book reviews and announcements.

    1935
    The Botanical Review is established as a quarterly international journal for publication of in-depth articles on a broad spectrum of botanical fields including systematics, phytogeography, cladistics, evolution, physiology, ecology, morphology, paleobotany, and anatomy.?Botanical Review draws together outstanding scientists in the field, synthesizes the current knowledge about a specific subject, and promotes the advancement of botany by indicating the gaps in our knowledge and providing new outlooks.

    1947
    Economic Botany is established as a quarterly journal, interdisciplinary in scope, and bridging the gap between pure and applied botany. The foremost publication of its kind in this field,?Economic Botany documents the rich relationship between plants, people, and culture around the world, encompassing the past, present, and potential uses of plants. Each issue contains original research articles, review articles, book reviews, annotated bibliographies, and notes on economic plants.

    1967
    At the request of the Organization for Flora Neotropica, NYBG Press begins publishing the series?Flora Neotropica. These monographic volumes provide taxonomic treatments of plant groups or families growing in the Americas between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn. The monographs are intended to be comprehensive, so most of them also include information on economic botany, conservation, phylogenetic relationships, taxonomic history, ecology, cytology, anatomy, and phytochemistry, among other topics. Each volume is illustrated with line drawings, black and white photographs, and distribution maps.

    1972
    The first volume of?Intermountain Flora: Vascular Plants of the Intermountain West, U.S.A. is published. Spanning work of more than 40 years,?Intermountain Flora is the authoritative source for information about the vascular plants of the western United States between the Rocky Mountains and Sierra Nevada ranges.

    1983
    Advances in Economic Botany is established. This interdisciplinary book series integrates pure and applied studies and has found its readership among policy makers, teachers, researchers, and students in the field of agronomy, anthropology, biology, ecology, economic botany, ethnobotany, geography, and pharmacology.

    1991
    The Second Edition of the classic?Manual of Vascular Plants of the Northeastern United States and Adjacent Canada is published. The part of the United States covered extends from the Atlantic Ocean west to the western boundaries of Minnesota, Iowa, northern Missouri, and southern Illinois, south to the southern boundaries of Virginia, Kentucky, and Illinois, and south to the Missouri River in Missouri. In Canada the area covered includes Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, and the parts of Quebec and Ontario lying south of the 47th parallel of latitude.

    1998
    The?Illustrated Companion to Gleason and Cronquist’s Manual is published. This recipient of the Association of American Publishers Award for Excellence in Professional/Scholarly Publishing in Biological Science consists of 827 plates of meticulously rendered black-and-white illustrations, arranged and labeled to cross-reference with Gleason and Cronquist’s?Manual of Vascular Plants, Second Edition.

    2004
    The?Pteridophytes of Mexico is published. Recipient of the CBHL Award for Significant Works in Botanical Literature, this monumental treatment is the first modern, comprehensive pteridophyte flora for Mexico. More than 1,000 species are covered, with complete keys, maps, and almost 300 full-page plates of line-drawings.

    2007
    NYBG Press partners with Springer to provide ever-widening “scientific and professional communities with superior specialist information” on plants and fungi through its three authoritative journals:?Brittonia (est. 1931);?Botanical Review (est. 1935); and?Economic Botany?(est. 1947).

    2012
    Intermountain Flora: Vascular Plants of the Intermountain West, U.S.A. Subclasses Magnoliidae-Caryophyllidae—which concludes taxonomic treatments for the series—is published. Spanning work of more than 40 years,?Intermountain Flora is the authoritative source for information about the vascular plants of the western United States between the Rocky Mountains and Sierra Nevada ranges.

    2014
    The second and final volume of?Maine Mosses is published, the quintessential guide for those familiar with moss structure and identification procedures for these small plants – and a model for future floras.

    2017
    NYBG Press publishes Wonders in the Garden!, a 3-book set of children’s books that includes What Grows in the Garden?, What Lives in the Garden?, What Do You Sense in the Garden?

    2019
    NYBG Press partners with Springer in the production of three of its book series: Advances in Economic Botany, Flora Neotropica Monographs, and Memoirs of the New York Botanical Garden.

  2. 1/9/2018 –

    Ferns, Roses, and More: The Second Installment of New Manual of Vascular Plants of Northeastern United States and Adjacent Canada Is Available from NYBG Press


    11/22/2017 –

    Thomas Walter and His Plants: The Life and Work of a Pioneer American Botanist, Now Available from NYBG Press, Updates a Landmark of American Plant Science


    05/12/2017 –
    Now Available from NYBG Press, Wonders in the Garden! Introduces Young Readers to the Delights of Gardening


    11/10/2016 –
    Agaricus of North America Now Available from NYBG Press


    02/12/2016 –
    “Remarkable Plants of Vanuatu,” Now Available from NYBG Press, Provides Comprehensive, Accessible Information About Vanuatu’s Noteworthy Plants


    11/23/2015 –
    “New Flora of Vermont” from NYBG Press Incorporates Latest Research on the Plants of the Green Mountain State


    04/07/2015 –
    New NYBG Press Book is an Ideal Introduction to Lichens for Non-specialists


    11/20/2014 –
    Sir Ghillean Prance’s “That Glorious Forest,” Recounting Decades of Amazon Exploration, Now Available From NYBG Press


    02/27/2014 –
    New NYBG Press Book Documents the Orchid Flora of a Biological Hotspot


    09/19/2012 –
    NYBG Press Publishes Final Volume of Landmark “Intermountain Flora”


    11/25/2008 –
    Robert Lu?cking, Author of Foliicolous Lichenized Fungi, Awarded Prestigious 2008 Augustin-Pyramus de Candolle Prize for Best Monograph


    10/23/2008 –
    Liverworts of New England: A Guide for the Amateur Naturalist


    07/14/2008 –
    New Book Explores Historical, Cultural, and Institutional Factors Affecting Management of Tropical Grasslands


    06/24/2008 –
    100th Volume of the Memoirs of The New York Botanical Garden


    02/29/2008 –
    Cycad Proceedings book release


    02/08/2008
    Macrolichen Publication Published by The New York Botanical Garden Press is the most comprehensive work of its kind


    01/08/2008
    Orchid Biology: Reviews and Perspectives, Volume IX of Scholarly Series Presents the Most Current Knowledge in Orchidology


    11/26/2007
    Britton’s Botanical Empire New Scholarly Book Describes the Origins of The New York Botanical Garden And its Role Within History of American Science, 1888-1929

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