Director of Herbarium of Jardín Botánico de Puerto Rico Conducts Research in the Fairchild Herbarium and Library

Friday, September 13, 2013

Prof. Eugenio Santiago-Valentín (Director of the Herbarium of  the Jardín Botánico de Puerto Rico and Faculty of the Departamento de Biología de Universidad de Puerto Rico, Campus of Río Piedras, San Juan) is visiting (Sept, 1st - 14th) the Fairchild herbarium and library to perform research on taxonomy and nomenclature of several species from Puerto Rico. Prof. Santiago-Valentín’s visit is supported by the Center for Applied Ecology and Conservation of the University of Puerto Rico through a grant from the National Science Foundation. During this research visit Prof. Eugenio Santiago-Valentín is being hosted by FIU-FTBG researcher Dr. Javier Francisco-Ortega and the Head of the Fairchild Herbarium Dr. Brett Jestrow. Our gratitude to the Montgomery Botanical Center for providing  Prof. Santiago-Valentín with lodging at its guest house. Image below: Prof. Santiago-Valentín looking at some original descriptions of the species that are part of this research. Image above: Dr. Carl Lewis (left) and Prof. Santiago-Valentín (right) during a meeting yo discuss institutional collaborations.