Conservation & Research

Meet the Team

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.

Cami Adams

Florida Field Technician
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Laurie Blackmore, M.S.

Conservation & Research Manager
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Carson, M.S.

Conservation Safeguarding Nursery Coordinator
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Amanda Carmichael, M.S.

Conservation Laboratories Supervisor
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Emily E. D. Coffey, Ph.D.

Vice President, Conservation & Research
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Caitlin Crocker, B.S.

EPA Florida Field Biologist
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Lauren Eserman, Ph.D.

Research Scientist, Genetics
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John Evans, M.S.

Conservation Horticulture Manager
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Jonathan Gore

Conservation Database Coordinator
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Will Hembree, M.S.

Senior Conservation Horticulturist
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Yaneth Vazquez Jacinto, B.S

Conservation Laboratory Technician
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Jason Ligon

Micropropagation & Seed Bank Coordinator
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Jean Linsky, M.Sc.

Coordinator, Global Conservation Consortium for Magnolia
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Liz Miller

Field Biologist, GEBF Florida
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Grant Morton, Ph.D.

Conservation Seed Bank Curator
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Sarah Norris, M.S.

Conservation Partnerships Assistant
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Sandee Phillips

Grants and Contracts Analyst
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Carrie Radcliffe, M.S.

Conservation Partnerships Manager
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Ian Sabo

Field Biologist
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Ashlynn Smith

Gulf Coast Coordinator, Research Scientist
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Jeff Talbert

Project Coordinator, GEBF Florida
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Maria Vogel, M.S.

Scientific Assistant
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Loy Xingwen, Ph.D.

Conservation Ecology Coordinator
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