Caucasus. Plant Biodiversity between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea

Exhibition in the Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum Berlin: 16 May 2014 to 22 February 2015 - Press tour on 14 May 2014 at 10.30 a.m.
Großer Kaukasus
Mittwoch, 23. April 2014


"Caucasus. Plant Biodiversity between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea" is this year’s special exhibition in Berlin’s Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum. It showcases a “hotspot” of biodiversity in the northern hemisphere. A multitude of tightly knit habitats can be found in the region between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea: damp forests, lush meadows and tall forb communities, alpine rock & scree and peat bogs as well as steppes and semi-deserts. Many well-known garden plants originate from the Caucasus. Visitors explore trees in a time capsule, bellflowers, poppies and well-known economic plants such as vine, pomegranate and saffron crocus. They learn more about the diversity of Caucasian wild pears and how research projects can help to preserve this unique natural and cultural landscape and its genetic resources. The exhibition is open from 16 May 2014 to 22 February 2015. All exhibition texts are in German and English. A richly illustrated catalogue is being published, including all German and English texts.

www.bgbm.org/de/presse/pressefotos#Sonderausstellung_Kaukasus  –  press pictures
 

Press tour and Preview: SAVE THE DATE
Please join us on Wednesday 14 May 2014 at 10.30 a.m. for a press tour and preview with the curators (Botanical Museum Berlin-Dahlem, Königin-Luise-Str. 6-8, 14195 Berlin). Interview and photo opportunities will be provided. Please contact zebgbm@bgbm.org for accreditation until 12 May 2014.

This exhibition presents the project “Developing Tools for Conserving the Plant Diversity of the Transcaucasus”. The Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum Berlin-Dahlem and the leading botanical institutions from the South Caucasus countries have established the “Caucasus Plant Biodiversity Initiative” to strengthen scientific capacities and collaboration. The research focuses on three typical Caucasian habitat types: the Arcto-Tertiary forests, the xerophytic woodlands, and the high mountain ecosystems. Visitors are introduced to the on-going research activities in the region.

Caucasus. Plant Biodiversity between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea
Exhibition in the Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum Berlin
Location: Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum Berlin-Dahlem, Königin-Luise-Str. 6-8, 14195 Berlin
Duration: 16 May 2014 to 22 February 2015
Exhibition daily 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Admission: 6 €, reduced 3 €

More:     
www.bgbm.org/de/presse/pressefotos#Sonderausstellung_Kaukasus  –  press pictures
www.botanischer-garten-berlin.de – Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum Berlin-Dahlem
www.bgbm.org/en/europe-and-mediterranean-areas/caucasus-plant-biodiversity-initiative - more about the Caucasus Plant Biodiversity Initiative
  
Press contact:
Gesche Hohlstein, Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum Berlin-Dahlem, Freie Universität Berlin,
Königin-Luise-Str. 6-8, 14195 Berlin, Germany
Phone +49 (0)30 838 50134, E-mail g.hohlstein@bgbm.org

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