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re-search the gardens: meet our scientists
Join us for our Research and Conservation science series. Each talk is from noon-1 p.m. and is included in Gardens admission.
The Research and Conservation Department at Denver Botanic Gardens plays a critical role in the conservation, preservation and documentation of native Colorado flora by serving as an active center of biodiversity research for the Southern Rocky Mountain region. Join our scientists for an in-depth look at the research we do to document and protect Colorado’s natural heritage.
Please check this page in December for a list of the 2014 Re-search the Gardens: Meet our Scientists lectures.
The Flora of the Future
Wednesday, January 8, 2014 - 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Location: Gates Hall
Speaker: Jennifer Ackerfield
Colorado’s flora is complex and encompasses diverse habitats and ecosystems. Colorado has one of the most diverse flora in the country, with approximately 3500 species. However, identifying plants in Colorado can be challenging, even for the most skilled botanist. Jennifer Ackerfield will share her intensive project to write a new Flora of Colorado with photographs and keys of morphological characteristics to make plant identification much easier. She will also present several online tools such as SEINet that assist with species identification and delimitation.