Collecting plant specimens from the High Line Canal Trail

A Year in the Life of a Gardens Scientist

April 29, 2019 | Stephanie White
If you have ever stopped by the Research and Conservation Department’s office in the Boettcher Memorial Center’s basement, you have probably been offered a tour of the Gardens’ herbaria, or dried plant and fungal collections. Anyone who has visited our herbarium has heard the numbers: approximately...Learn more

Rare Plant Monitors Wanted

May 28, 2013 | David Rubin
Have you ever wondered about all the exciting research that goes on at the Gardens? Now’s your chance to delve in and learn all the ins and outs of research while simultaneously helping Denver Botanic Gardens. The Gardens is offering a rare plant monitoring training session on Saturday, June 8 from...Learn more
Endangered Species Day - Dudley Bluffs twinpod

Celebrating 40 years of the Endangered Species Act

May 17, 2013 | Jennifer Ramp Neale, Ph.D.
Today is Endangered Species Day – a day to think about rare plants and animals and to acknowledge the work being done to help these species survive. Since its enactment in 1973, the Endangered Species Act has protected hundreds of rare species within the US. There are currently 1436 species...Learn more
Macrofungi Collection Consortium (MCC)

Macrofungi Collection Consortium (MCC)

July 2, 2012 | Meghann Toner
Through the hard work and dedication of Curators Vera Evenson and Dr. Melissa Islam along with funds from the National Science Federation, our important collection will partner with the New York Botanical Garden and 33 other institutions to create the first ever Macrofungi Collection Consortium...Learn more
Re-Search the Gardens: Meet our Scientists Talk on Wednesday, May 9

Re-Search the Gardens: Meet our Scientists Talk on Wednesday, May 9

May 2, 2012 | Jennifer Ramp Neale, Ph.D.
With nine staff scientists and seven Adjunct Researchers representing diverse research interests and educational backgrounds, the Research and Conservation department has many stories to tell. Join us on Wednesday, May 9 at noon in the Waring House for the next installment of our departmental...Learn more
Sharing Herbaria Information With The World

Sharing Herbaria Information With The World

February 15, 2012 | Meghann Toner
This portal is not limited to just the scientific community, but it is open to the general public who can create plant checklists for specific areas and even play games to learn plant names. I personally like the matching game. I would recommend a visit to SEINet to discover the hidden treasures...Learn more
New brown bag series: Re-search the Gardens: Meet Our Scientists

New brown bag series: Re-search the Gardens: Meet Our Scientists

July 6, 2011 | Jennifer Ramp Neale, Ph.D.
Are you familiar with Denver Botanic Gardens Research & Conservation department? Have you ever wanted to know more about the type of research we do? We currently have ten staff in our Research & Conservation department with a lot of scientific expertise; we have three PhD and five MS...Learn more
The 2010 North American Mycological Association's annual foray brings in new mysteries to unravel

The 2010 North American Mycological Association's annual foray brings in new mysteries to unravel

October 6, 2010 | Jennifer Ramp Neale, Ph.D.
This year has been a banner year for mushrooms. It seems that over the last several months mushrooms have been popping up everywhere. The moist spring combined with well-timed rains in July and August led to a great year. Well, it couldn't have come at a better time for the North American...Learn more
Introduction to GPS Mapping class this weekend--join us

Introduction to GPS Mapping class this weekend--join us

April 20, 2010 | Michelle DePrenger-Levin
What are you doing this weekend? If you’re like us (Research and Conservation at the Gardens), you’re getting ready to head out and find some rare and beautiful plants to study this summer. A good way to prepare for that might be our Introduction to GPS mapping class this Saturday from 1-4 p.m. In...Learn more