Director of Museum of Natural History of Jamaica Performs Research at the Science Village

Monday, August 26, 2013

Supported by a grant from the Mohamed Bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund, Mrs. Tracy Commock (Director of the Natural History Museum of Jamaica - Institute of Jamaica) is conducting research on the systematics of the Jamaican endemic genus Dendrocousinia (Euphorbiaceae) between August 25 and September 15. Mrs. Tracy Commock is the Principal Investigator of this project. The research is being performed in the FIU-Fairchild Molecular Systematics and the Fairchild Anatomy and Morphology laboratories. These facilities are part of the Science Village of the Garden. During her stay with us Mrs. Tracy Commock is being hosted by the Director of the Herbarium of Fairchild Dr. Brett Jestrow in collaboration with FIU-FTBG researcher Dr. Javier Francisco-Ortega. Our gratitude to the Montgomery Botanical Center for providing  Mrs. Tracy Commock lodging at its guest house. Images: top, Mrs. Tracy Commock and Mr. Michael Hass performing molecular research; bottom, cross section of leave of D. fasciculata obtained in the anatomy laboratory during this research visit.