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Summer 7-18-2016


Climate change is affecting medicinal plants around the world and could ultimately lead to losses of some key species, in particular species endemic to a region and causing plants to migrate to new ranges. As the situation unfolds, climate change may become a pressing issue for the herbal community, affecting medicinal plant supply chains with varying requirements for plant cultivation, resource management in the wild, harvesting, processing, and importantly marketing.


This work originally appeared in The state of biological resources in mountain regions in relation to climate change (2016), edited by M.M. Yakubova.



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