Between Nov 21-23, 2014 Dr. Yu Zhang
, The Orchid Curator of the Beijing Botanical Garden
made a visit to FIU and Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden where she was hosted by FIU-Fairchild faculty Dr. Hong Liu
. Dr. Zhang
is currently a visiting scholar at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center
located in Maryland. Dr. Zhang's
main research interest is orchid propagation for conservation. She also serves as the Secretary General of the Chinese Orchid Society and is currently developing a research project with Dr. Liu
focusing on the role of Chinese Orchid Society in conservation of wild orchid. Image below. From left to right: Dr. Carl Lewis (Director of Fairchild), Dr. Yu Zhang, and Dr. Hong Liu.