National Science Foundation Grant Funded | Desert Botanical Garden

OPEN DAILY 8 A.M.|7 A.M. FOR MEMBERS WED. & SUN.

Dr. Luiza Aparecido and Dr. Kevin Hultine were recently awarded a $1million grant along with collaborator Dr. Benjamin Blonder of UC Berkeley. The four-year project titled “Alternative Leaf Water Use Strategies in Hot Environments” will study water use strategies of different plant species to keep leaves below a critical temperature threshold during heat waves. The results will improve efforts to model vegetation responses to heat waves and identify species that are potentially best suited to cope with heat stress. Stay tuned for future updates.


The Garden will be closed to the public July 4-11. We look forward to seeing you again on July 12.

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