FIU-Fairchild Scientists Visit South China Botanic Garden

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Hosted by Dr. Faguo Wang, our FIU-Fairchild Researchers Dr. Hong Liu and Dr. Javier Francisco-Ortega delivered two research talks at the South China Botanic Garden (the Chinese Academy of Sciences). During this visit Dr. Liu and Dr. Francisco-Ortega developed plans for future research/educational projects focusing on molecular phylogenetics, conservation biology, and orchid biology. Left image: Dr. Faguo Wang, Dr. Javier Francisco-Ortega, and Dr. Hong Liu (left to right). Bottom image: left: Dr. Hong Liu delivering her presentation on "Fates of Wild Orchids Transplanted to Higher Elevation in the Yachang Orchid Nature Reserve and their Implications to Conservation of Rare Species in the Face of Global Changes". Image on the bottom right Dr. Francisco-Ortega delivering his talk entitled: "Plant Biodiversity and Molecules in the Caribbean Island Biodiversity Hotspot"