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Joni Ward

Joni Ward

RESEARCH INTERESTS Data basing Inventorying Accessioning the Garden’s Living Collection Flora of Arizona and the Southwest PERSONAL STATEMENT As one of two Plant Registrars, I use my analytical skills to interpret our GIS maps and to data base, inventory, identify and...
Kevin R. Hultine

Kevin R. Hultine

RESEARCH INTERESTS Plant physiological responses to episodic disturbance Stable isotope ecology Plant water relations and plant carbon balance PERSONAL STATEMENT The work of my lab group revolves around studying how plants cope with environmental stress in desert...
Kimberlie McCue

Kimberlie McCue

RESEARCH AND CONSERVATION INTERESTS Population ecology and genetics of rare plants in situ and ex situ seed bank dynamics Invasive species Conservation science outreach and education SELECTED PUBLICATIONS Albrecht, M. and K.A. McCue. 2009. Changes in demographic...
Kim Pegram

Kim Pegram

Research Interests Monarch and milkweed ecology Beneficial insects Animal coloration Predator-prey interactions and warning signals Science outreach to inspire conservation action Personal Statement I manage pollinator and butterfly conservation initiatives and...
Kristen Kindl

Kristen Kindl

PERSONAL STATEMENT I work with the other plant registrar, under the guidance of the Curator of Living Collections, in maintaining the Garden’s plant records for our Living Collection. This includes identifying, inventorying, mapping and accessioning the plants in the...
Raul Puente-Martinez

Raul Puente-Martinez

RESEARCH INTERESTS Systematics of the subfamily Opuntioideae (Cactaceae) in northern Mexico Opuntia and Nopalea systematic and biogeography Hybridization in the prickly pears Ethnobotany of prickly pears in Mexico Sustainability and landscape use of desert plants...
Sarah Hunkins

Sarah Hunkins

PERSONAL STATEMENT My past experience includes working for the New York Botanical Garden herbarium (14 years) and the University of Arizona herbarium (2 years) in collections management. In 2004-2005, I worked for Desert Botanical Garden collecting seed throughout...
Shannon D. Fehlberg

Shannon D. Fehlberg

RESEARCH INTERESTS Evolution and population genetics and genomics of rare plants and their relatives Distribution and historical biogeography of plants in the southwestern deserts Factors affecting genetic and species diversity in plants Polyploidy and hybridization...
Steven A. Blackwell

Steven A. Blackwell

RESEARCH INTERESTS Developing propagation techniques and protocols for rare plants Seed germination and viability studies of rare plants Habitat restoration and species reintroduction PERSONAL STATEMENT I am tasked with collecting, propagating and maintaining the...
Wendy C. Hodgson

Wendy C. Hodgson

RESEARCH INTERESTS Floristics of Southwestern US, particularly Grand Canyon region Cactaceae and Agavaceae systematic Ethnobotany of Sonoran Desert Invasive species Systematics of rare Southwestern plants PERSONAL STATEMENT: I have lived in and loved the Sonoran...
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