Dr. Hong Liu and Dr. Javier Francisco-Ortega visit Beijing Forestry University

Friday, June 24, 2011

 • Invited by Prof. Hong-Xia Liu and supported by the Dean’s Office of FIU and Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, our Dr. Javier Francisco-Ortega and Dr. Hong Liu visited the College of Forestry of Beijing Forestry University on June 22. Dr. Francisco Ortega delivered a talk entitled: "The Fairchild Education Project: Training the Next Generation of Tropical Botanists". Dr. Hong Liu’s talk was on "Orchid Conservation Research". During this visit we reinforced our current research ties with Prof. Xong-Xia Liu’s laboratory  and made plans for future projects mostly on orchid biodiversity. Image on the left: Dr. Francisco-Ortega delivering his seminar. Below left: Dr. Hong Liu delivering her seminar. Below right: Building of the Beijing Forestry University