Visit of Leading Conservation Biologist from Cuba

Friday, April 7, 2017

Gabriel Brull Puebla, Director of Conservation of Empresa Nacional para la Protección de la Flora y la Fauna, Cuba visited South Florida between March 21-31. During this trip Mr. Brull had meetings with our horticulturists, graduate students, researchers, and faculty, including a visit to the Fairchild Farm in Homestead where he was hosted by our Dr. Noris Ledesma. His visit was jointly arranged and organized by our scientist and FIU faculty Dr. Javier Francisco-Ortega, FIU-ICTB faculty Dr. Chris Baraloto, and our herbarium curator Dr. Brett Jestrow. Mr. Brull also had meetings at FIU and Montgomery Botanical Center, and delivered talks at the Department of Biological Sciences of FIU and at the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center of FIU. Plans were established to conduct collaborations leading to educational and educational research project. Mr. Brull is currently involved in projects involving South Florida institutions. These projects are being undertaken in partnership with colleagues from Instituto de Ecología y Sistemática, Jardín Botánico Nacional, and Jardín Botánico de Cupaynicú. Image below: L (Gabriel Brull), R (Brett Jestrow).