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Plant Science Conversations: Plant Stress and Resilience (Online Discussion)

About this event

In our Plant Science Conversations series, the Garden's leadership break down cutting-edge plant science during casual conversations with fascinating researchers. This month we’ve invited Dr. Malia Gehan, Principal Investigator at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center. She will discuss lessons from plant resilience, the extremes of climate change, and the high-tech ways her lab is monitoring and measuring plant stress.

Intended Audience: All-Levels. Suitable for all learners, this program will provide a variety of content. Program providers will answer both introductory and more advanced questions.

This program is supported by the Friends of the U.S. Botanic Garden. If you're interested in supporting educational programs through a donation to the Friends of the U.S. Botanic Garden, click here.

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    Elizabeth Barton (she/her) Volunteer Coordinator & Education Specialist @ U.S. Botanic Garden

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    Emily Hestness Education Specialist - Urban Agriculture @ U.S. Botanic Garden

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    Susan Pell Acting Executive Director @ U.S. Botanic Garden

    A botanist and educator, Susan has traveled the world collecting plants for scientific study. At the USBG, she is responsible for science, education, communication, interpretation, visitor services, and special events. Using her expertise, Susan shows people the awesomeness of plants every day.

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    Malia Gehan Assistant Member and Principal Investigator @ The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center

    Dr. Malia Gehan is an Assistant Member and Principal Investigator at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center. The Gehan lab focuses on mining natural variation in crop plants for improved resistance to temperature stress. To measure stress resistance, the Gehan lab develops computational tools that can quickly and accurately measure plant traits over time.

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    Grace Anderson Education Specialist - Science Educator @ United States Botanic Garden

U.S. Botanic Garden

Steeped in history, rich with tradition, the United States Botanic Garden (USBG) is a living plant museum that informs visitors about the importance, and often irreplaceable value, of plants to the well-being of humans and to earth's fragile ecosystems.