From Plant Press, Vol. 19, No. 3, July 2016.
On May 12, 2016, Gorky Villa, on behalf of Finding Species, Inc., presented a copy of Common and Conspicuous Trees of Yasuni to Robin Everly, Librarian of the Botany Library. The book represents a culmination of years of botanical work in the Yasuni Biosphere Reserve in Ecuador. Finding Species is a non-profit organization whose mission is to uniquely contribute to the resolution of critical environmental, conservation, and biodiversity issues through aesthetically beautiful and scientifically significant photographs.” Finding Species has been a collaborator of the Department of Botany’s Leafsnap app project from the project’s inception. Finding Species’ beautiful high-resolution images of the tree species’ characters enable the Leafsnap app user to make an informed species identification.