An Urgent Mission

The Living Earth CollaborativeTM is a center for biodiversity that brings together three world-class organizations–Washington University, Missouri Botanical Gardens, and the Saint Louis Zoo. The collaborative transcends geographic and political boundaries to conserve biodiversity and sustain life on Earth.

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Living Earth Collaborative News

Call for Seed Grant Proposals for Spring 2019

The Living Earth Collaborative is pleased to announce its second call for proposals. The Collaborative welcomes proposals for collaborative activities of all sorts that would support its mission to advance knowledge of biodiversity and to ensure the future of earth’s species in their many forms.

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The LEC is co-hosting a biodiversity seminar series this spring


Research News

Washington University in St. Louis

Missouri Botanical Garden

Saint Louis Zoo - Animals Always