Our Mission

To establish and curate a research seed bank for the scientific community. This resource will be available over the next half century to study evolution in wild plant populations across time and space using the resurrection approach.

This project was established with funding from National Science Foundation


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Project Baseline in the News

Resurrected seeds to track evolution
Nature, March 2016

New seed bank for plant evolution studies
Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, October 2015 (pg 407)

An interview with Project Baseline post-doc Heather Schneider
Nature, July 2015

The Lazarus plants: why 3 million seeds are being sent to cold storage for 50 years
Atlas Obscura, July 2015

Seeds and climate change
UMD Bridge, Winter 2012

Banking seeds for future evolutionary scientists
Science, September 2011