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Steven A. Blackwell

Conservation Collections Manager

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B.S. Urban Horticulture, Arizona State University, 2005
B.S. Conservation Biology and Ecological Sustainability, Arizona State University, 2009

Email: sblackwell@dbg.org

Phone: 480.481.8175

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 Garden’s collection of rare, threatened and endangered plant species. In addition, I also manage the Garden’s seed vault which securely houses seeds from thousands of both rare and common species. These collections are vital in ensuring the preservation of these species as well as for future use in research and reintroduction projects. My main areas of interests are in habitat conservation and restoration, propagation/horticultural techniques, and plant ecology.

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