John Evans, M.S.
Research areas: botany, conservation horticulture, restoration ecology, orchid pollination ecology
As the Garden’s Conservation Horticulture Manager, John is tasked with coordinating the propagation and care of our extensive conservation collections at both Midtown Atlanta and at the Conservation Safeguarding Nursery in Gainesville, GA. John is also active in our field research efforts, participating in rare plant surveys, monitoring, and seed and tissue collection.
John earned his B.S. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, where he participated in a number of plant ecology research projects. He then earned his M.S. in Environmental Science from the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga, during which his research focused on Botany and Plant Taxonomy. His master’s thesis was a floristic study of the Sequatchie Valley in Tennessee.