Research areas: Orchids, micropropagation, restoration ecology
Jason Ligon serves as the garden’s Micropropagation and Seed Bank Coordinator. Applying advances in cryopreservation and symbiotic germination, he is honing the garden’s ability to grow a wider selection of orchids, carnivorous plants and other species of conservation concern.
Ligon received his B.S. in Environmental and Natural Resources with a concentration in Conservation Biology from Clemson University. While enrolled, he interned with the National Park Service. He also conducted undergraduate research on orchids in Equatorial Guinea. He as a long history with the Atlanta Botanical Garden, having volunteered for three years in multiple capacities and worked for four years as Assistant Horticulturist for the Fuqua Orchid Center.