Meet The Scientists

John Evans, M.S.

Research areas: Conservation biology, restoration ecology, rare plant propagation, orchid pollination ecology

As the garden’s Conservation Horticulture Coordinator, John is tasked with coordinating the propagation and cultivation of plant species of conservation concern at the ABG’s Midtown location.

John received his B.S. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from the University of Tennessee, where he participated in a number of plant ecology research projects. He subsequently earned his M.S. in Environmental Science from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, during which his research focussed on field botany and plant taxonomy. His master’s thesis was a floristic study of the Sequatchie Valley in Tennessee.