Graduate Students

Learn more about our graduate program here.

Liam Cullinane

M.S. Student

Liam.Cullinane@botanicgardens.org

Department of Integrative Biology
University of Colorado - Denver
Liam is interested in pollinator health and sustainability within urban environments. He will be focusing his research on urban ecology, as well as pollinator diversity and health in Denver.

Katherine Fu

Ph.D. Student

Katherine.Fu@botanicgardens.org

Department of Integrative Biology​
University of Colorado - Denver
Katherine is planning a career in plant ecology and conservation. Specifically, she is interested in focusing on research questions related to restoration, plant communities, succession and plant/animal interactions.

Mandi Miller

M.S. Student

Amanda.Miller@botanicgardens.org

Department of Integrative Biology
University of Colorado - Denver
Mandi is interested in conservation and restoration ecology. She is researching restoration of rangelands on plots made at Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms.

Gary Olds

Ph.D. Student

Gary.Olds@botanicgardens.org

Department of Integrative Biology
University of Colorado – Denver
Gary is interested in environmental science and biodiversity. His research focuses on fungal diversity in the Colorado Rockies. Specifically, he is looking at the systematics and diversity of the fungal genus Lactarius.

Emily Orr

M.S. Student

Emily.Orr@botanicgardens.org

Department of Integrative Biology
University of Colorado - Denver
Emily’s interests lie in how plant conservationists and land managers can use genetic assessments to inform their management strategies from in situ conservation to restoration seed-sourcing techniques.

Margo Paces

M.S. Student

Margo.Paces@botanicgardens.org

Department of Integrative Biology
University of Colorado - Denver
Margo studies stream restoration along Deer Creek at Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms. She quantifies plant communities along the riparian corridor to gauge the effectiveness of restoration efforts.

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