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Joe Mcauliffe

Joe Mcauliffe

RESEARCH INTERESTS Plant community ecology Population ecology of long-lived perennial plants of deserts Plant-soil relationships and ecophysiology Multidisciplinary collaborations involving geology, soil science, hydrology and ecology Paleoecology and paleoclimatology...
Dan F. Koepke

Dan F. Koepke

RESEARCH INTERESTS •    Plant physiological ecology •    Hydraulic architecture and morphology of plants; xylem cavitation •    Plant responses to water stress; drought-induced mortality mechanisms •    Plant histology •    Restoration ecology; establishment of common...
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...
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...
Kevin R. Hultine

Kevin R. Hultine

RESEARCH INTERESTS Plant water relations and photosynthesis Plant thermal tolerance and leaf temperature regulation Desert plant ecology PERSONAL STATEMENT Research revolves around studying how plants cope with environmental stress in desert ecosystems (including...
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...
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...
Beth Brand

Beth Brand

PERSONAL STATEMENT: I came to Desert Botanical Garden in late 2001 to relocate and manage the Garden’s specialized library of botanical research materials. The Schilling Library is home to more than 7,500 books and 350 journal titles focused on arid regions of the...
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...
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