We are very proud to have our image feature on the July cover of G3 @GeneticsGSA and grateful to the Journal to bring such visibility to our ongoing research on Malvaceae! 🥳🌺🧬
Centuries of #deforestation in Hong Kong SAR diminished the species pool so much that only 30% of the woody #flora recruits naturally whereas 70% are at the brink of extinction. Active #planting is necessary. Planted understorey on the left, natural recovery on the right.
The first saplings of the #stoneoak #Lithocarpus fenestratus successfully established in our #ForestRestoration plots. It will eventually grow into a 30 m tall canopy tree and will become a major structural component of the restored montane forest. #biodiversity #conservation