Location: Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
Ecology of native orchids, orchid-mycorrhizal interactions
Ecology of native orchids
Conservation of native orchids
Providing plants for sale: No
Remuneration: Travel expenses (including flight) & speaker fees are not necessary but nice. Mostly would need expenses covered.
Travel restrictions: None; Dennis is available any time that can be arranged.
Other Information: Dennis is Senior Botanist at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center and Founding Director of the North American Orchid Conservation Center. The ecology of plants is Dennis’ primary interest and research has resulted in journeys through forests, fields and wetlands around the world. In recent years, studies of interactions between orchids and fungi have lead in new and exciting directions. His current focus is on wetlands, including the role of wetlands associated with juvenile salmon habitat in Alaska; the rarest terrestrial orchid in eastern North America; and invasive species. His passion is to establishment of the North American Orchid Conservation Center, a continentally focused public-private collaborations that will result in the conservation of native orchids, initially in the U.S. and Canada.
If you wish to bring Dennis to your society to speak please contact the COC and we will pass the information on to him.
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