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Archives: Staff

Andrew Salywon

Andrew Salywon

RESEARCH INTERESTS Biochemistry of Seed Oils Conservation Biology Molecular Ecology New Crop Development Plant Systematics using both traditional and molecular data PERSONAL STATEMENT I came to the Desert Botanical Garden after completing my Ph.D. in Plant Biology and...
Annia Quiroz

Annia Quiroz

During my time in Boulder, CO, I discovered my deep interest for environmental communication & storytelling, conservation, science, and community. Fast-forward a few years; I was fortunate to be able to join the ranks at DBG to pursue these exact passions. A...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Kara Barron

Kara Barron

RESEARCH INTERESTS restoration ecology seed collection and conservation native plant materials development PERSONAL STATEMENT I came to the Desert Botanical Garden as an educator in 2008, working seasonally while I earned my bachelor’s degree in plant biology, 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...
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...

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