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July 2010

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Sandra Soto, a PhD student at the Universitat de Girona, in Girona, Spain, will be working with the SouthFlorida Conservation Team for the months of July and August 2010 on the Connect to Protect project. As part of her doctorate studies she was encouraged to undertake a 1-3 month research stay at the CTPC in order to further develop her research skills and gain experience with ecological and conservation theory. Her experience with biogeography, cartography, landscape ecology, and...

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June 2010

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

The laboratory of Dr. Joyce Maschinski has just received funding support for their SouthFlorida Conservation work from the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Plant Industry. This will help the team with their work with Jacquemontia reclinata, rare ferns and the Connect to Protect program. Dr. Lisa Krueger has accepted a position as an assistant professor at the University of Tennessee at Martin. Although Lisa is leaving us, she will continue her...

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May 2010

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Dr. Javier Francisco-Ortega has been elected to a three-year appointment as a member of the Council of the American Society of Plant Taxonomists (ASPT). This council is the main administrative body of the ASPT. Field researchers Sam Wright and Devon Powell will be traveling to the Key West National Wildlife Refuge (KWNWR) on May 27-28 to survey the status of state endangered Zanthoxylum flavum (yellow wood). With only about 60-70 of these trees left in the U.S., the Refuge contains...

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