Jenny focuses on the southern Rocky Mountain region with an emphasis on conservation genetics, long-term monitoring, and restoration of Colorado’s most rare and imperiled plants. She works with local and national government and nonprofit agencies. See Jenny's profile.
Melissa Islam, Ph.D.
Associate Director of Research & Head Curator of the Herbaria
Rebecca supports the Gardens’ efforts to conserve Colorado’s rare plants by incorporating the ecology and demography of rare plant species and studies of biodiversity, invasive species and phenology into the conservation program. See Rebecca's profile.
Chrissy fuses her background in plant ecology and botany to bring an ecological perspective to plant biodiversity surveys undertaken to grow the Gardens’ vascular plant collection. See Chrissy’s profile.
Andy studies the biodiversity of fleshy fungi. His work incorporates traditional taxonomy with molecular systematic analysis. He explores fungal and plant relationships to better understand the importance of fungi in plant communities. See Andy's profile.
Former curator of Kathryn Kalmbach Herbarium, 1995-2007
Janet is interested in the native flora of Colorado, especially the Poaceae and Cyperaceae. She is presently researching her book on the Carcies of Colorado.