Assistant Director Research, Conservation and Collections
Kimberlie A. McCue, Ph.D.
Assistant Director, Research, Conservation and Collections
Research and Conservation Interests
Conservation of the myriad forms of life on our planet and the habitats in which they dwell is a complex problem for which there is no single solution. Within the botanical garden community I enjoy the opportunity to approach plant conservation from many angles, including research, education, and outreach.
I am also committed to educating the next generation of conservation scientists. As I move forward in my position with Desert Botanical Garden, I hope to develop a strong internship program that will serve undergraduates interested in plants and conservation.
Albrecht, M. and K.A. McCue. 2009. Changes in demographic processes over long time scales reveal the challenge of restoring an endangered plant. Restoration Ecology. Early View (online).
Rimer, R.L. and K.A. McCue. 2005. Restoration of Helenium virginicum Blake, a threatened plant of the Ozark Highlands. Natural Areas Journal. 25:86-90.
McCue, K.A., E. Belt and M. Yurlina. 2001. Propagation protocol for Astragalus bibullatus. Native Plants Journal. Fall:131-132.
McCue, K.A. and T.P. Holtsford. 1998. Seed bank influences on genetic diversity in the rare annual Clarkia springvillensis (Onagraceae). American Journal of Botany. 85:30-36.
McCue, K.A., E.S. Buckler and T.P. Holtsford. 1996. A hierarchical view of genetic structure in the rare annual plant Clarkia springvillensis. Conservation Biology. 10:1425-1434.