Conservation & Research

Meet the Scientists

The Garden's Conservation & Research staff works diligently to improve the ecological stability of rare, threatened and endangered plants and their southeastern habitats. Its scope of work includes international outreach to Cuba, Ecuador, Puerto Rico and beyond.

Emily E. D. Coffey, Ph.D.

Vice President, Conservation & Research
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Lauren Eserman, Ph.D.

Research Coordinator, Research Scientist
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Emma Neigel, M.S.

Conservation Horticulturist
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Carrie Radcliffe, M.S.

Mountain Bog Project Coordinator
Restoration & Safeguarding Database Manager
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Jess Stephens, Ph.D.

Conservation Coordinator and
Research Scientist
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Jeff Talbert

Project Coordinator, GEBF Florida
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Lila L. Uzzell, B.S.

Research and Conservation Assistant, Field Biologist
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