International Center for Tropical Botany

Established as a collaboration between Florida International University and the National Tropical Botanical Garden to study tropical plants and the resources they provide, the International Center for Tropical Botany (ICTB) provides research-based knowledge and tools to preserve and sustainably use tropical plants, and will foster programs to educate future generations of tropical plant biologists.  

6 billion people get most or all of their medicines from plants. By 2060, 60% of the world population will live in the tropics, deriving nearly all their food, medicine and shelter from tropical plants. Balancing the demands for plant resources – currently threatened by climate change, habitat loss, and over-harvesting – by a growing human population – predicted to exceed 9 billion by 2050 – represents a major contemporary challenge and a core mission responsibility for ICTB.    

Need

With a growing human population, balancing the demands for plant resources is a major challenge and a core mission of the Center.

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Vision

The Center develops tropical botany research, education, and outreach programs by integrating faculty research with global presence in tropical regions.

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Impact

ICTB will generate lasting global impacts through collaborations with a wide variety of partners including research, outreach, and training programs.

Education & Outreach

Your gift to the International Center for Tropical Botany allows us to fulfill our commitment to tropical plant and ecosystem conservation, scientific research, education and outreach.

Together we will generate lasting global impacts.

 

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Tropical Botany Field Course

Tropical Botany Field Course

The Kampong of the National Tropical Botanical Garden, in collaboration with Florida International University, the International Center for Tropical Botany,...

FIU-Fairchild Students Perform Research Field Work in Cuba

FIU-Fairchild Students Perform Research Field Work in Cuba

This August, FIU-Fairchild graduate students Jonathan Flickinger and Nichole Tiernan traveled to Cuba to collect plants for their doctoral research...

Solicitation for Educational Facilitator

Solicitation for Educational Facilitator

In collaboration with The Kampong, the International Center for Tropical Botany (ICTB) is accepting proposals from FIU graduate students interested...

New article published: Disappearing climates will limit the efficacy of Amazonian protected areas

New article published: Disappearing climates will limit the efficacy of Amazonian protected areas

Amazonian forests support high biodiversity and provide valuable ecosystem services. Unfortunately, these forests are under extreme pressure from land use...

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