Plant Research and Conservation Experts at
The New York Botanical Garden

For The New York Botanical Garden’s scientists, this is an era of great urgency and great excitement. The race to discover, document, and conserve the world’s plants and fungi has never been so pressing, but new and powerful research resources at our disposal have dramatically increased the depth and breadth of scientific questions that can be addressed now as never before.

The following list of the Botanical Garden’s plant research and conservation experts is arranged by field of expertise and geographic area. The Garden’s public-relations staff will be happy to arrange interviews with scientists or identify specific researchers who are best suited to address a topic not listed here.

Media inquiries should be directed to Science Media Manager Stevenson Swanson (sswanson@nybg.org; 718-817-8512) or the Public Relations office (pubrel@nybg.org; 718-817-8616).

Name

E-Mail Address

Phone Number


ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES


Climate Change and its Impact on Plants
Dr. Robert Naczi rnaczi@nybg.org 718/817-8087

Conservation of Tropical Plants
Dr. Scott Mori smori@nybg.org 718/817-8629
Dr. Douglas Daly ddaly@nybg.org 718/817-8660
Dr. Wayne Law wlaw@nybg.org 718/817-8971

Conservation Analysis (GIS)
Dr. Wayne Law wlaw@nybg.org 718/817-8971

Endangered Species
Dr. Douglas Daly ddaly@nybg.org 718/817-8660 [Tropical Species]
Dr. Robert Naczi rnaczi@nybg.org 718/817-8087 [Native Northeastern U.S. Species]

Invasive Species
Dr. Robert Naczi rnaczi@nybg.org 718/817-8087
Ms. Jessica Arcate Schuler jarcate@nybg.org 718/817-8061
Mr. Todd Forrest tforrest@nybg.org 718/817-8043

Sustainable Use of Natural Resources and Forests
Dr. Charles Peters cpeters@nybg.org 718/817-8727
Dr. Douglas Daly ddaly@nybg.org 718/817-8660
Ms. Jessica Arcate Schuler jarcate@nybg.org 718/817-8061
Mr. Todd Forrest tforrest@nybg.org 718/817-8043

Tropical Deforestation
Dr. Scott Mori smori@nybg.org 718/817-8629
Dr. Douglas Daly ddaly@nybg.org 718/817-8660

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HUMAN HEALTH AND AGRICULTURE


Natural Products Drug Discovery and Intellectual Property Issues
Dr. Michael Balick mbalick@nybg.org 718/817-8763

Medicinal and Poisonous Plants and Fungi
Dr. Michael Balick mbalick@nybg.org 718/817-8763 [Plants]
Dr. Roy Halling rhalling@nybg.org 718/817-8613 [Fungi]

Botanical Dietary Supplements
Dr. Michael Balick mbalick@nybg.org 718/817-8763
Dr. Damon Little dlittle@nybg.org 718/817-8521 [DNA barcoding of products]

Ethnobotany and Traditional Knowledge
Dr. Michael Balick mbalick@nybg.org 718/817-8763
Dr. Ina Vandebroek ivandebroek@nybg.org 718/817-8941

Cultural Competency Training in Medicine
Dr. Ina Vandebroek ivandebroek@nybg.org 718/817-8941

Food Plants
Dr. Michael Balick mbalick@nybg.org 718/817-8763

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PLANT BIOLOGY


Plant Exploration
Dr. Douglas Daly ddaly@nybg.org 718/817-8660
Dr. Scott Mori smori@nybg.org 718/817-8629

Tree of Life/Phylogeny
Dr. Gregory Plunkett gplunkett@nybg.org 718/817-8179
Dr. Dennis Stevenson dws@nybg.org 718/817-8632
Dr. Kenneth Karol kkarol@nybg.org 718/817-8615

Evolution of Plants and Development of Flowers and Fruit
Dr. Dennis Stevenson dws@nybg.org 718/817-8632
Dr. Kenneth Karol kkarol@nybg.org 718/817-8615
Dr. Lawrence Kelly lkelly@nybg.org 718/817-8171
Dr. Amy Litt alitt@nybg.org 718/817-8161
Dr. Barbara Ambrose bambrose@nybg.org 718/817-8185

DNA Barcoding
Dr. Damon Little dlittle@nybg.org 718/817-8521

Genomics and Plant Gene Function
Dr. Amy Litt alitt@nybg.org 718/817-8161
Dr. Barbara Ambrose bambrose@nybg.org 718/817-8185
Dr. Dennis Stevenson dws@nybg.org 718/817-8632

Bioinformatics
Dr. Damon Little dlittle@nybg.org 718/817-8521

Computational Biology
Dr. Damon Little dlittle@nybg.org 718/817-8521

Biogeography
Dr. Douglas Daly ddaly@nybg.org 718/817-8660
Dr. William Wayt Thomas wthomas@nybg.org 718/817-8625

Montane Tropical Forests
Dr. Paola Pedraza ppedraza@nybg.org 718/817-8645

Pollination Biology
Dr. Scott Mori smori@nybg.org 718/817-8629

Neurobiology
Dr. Dennis Stevenson dws@nybg.org 718/817-8632

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GENERAL SCIENCE ISSUES


Digitization and Use of Science Collections
Dr. Barbara Thiers bthiers@nybg.org 718/817-8622

History of Science
Dr. Dennis Stevenson dws@nybg.org 718/817-8632
Dr. Robbin Moran rmoran@nybg.org 718/817-8663

Science Education
Dr. Lawrence Kelly lkelly@nybg.org 718/817-8171 [Graduate education]

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GEOGRAPHIC AREAS


NORTH AMERICA


U. S. (northeast)
Dr. Robert Naczi rnaczi@nybg.org 718/817-8087

U. S. (western)
Dr. Noel Holmgren nholmgren@nybg.org 718/817-8627
Dr. Patricia Holmgren pholmgren@nybg.org 718/817-8627

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TROPICAL AMERICAS


Andean South America
Dr. Paola Pedraza ppedraza@nybg.org 718/817-8645

Belize
Dr. Michael Balick mbalick@nybg.org 718/817-8763
Dr. Robert Naczi rnaczi@nybg.org 718/817-8087

Bolivia
Dr. Ina Vandebroek ivandebroek@nybg.org 718/817-8941

Brazil
Dr. Douglas Daly ddaly@nybg.org 718/817-8660
Dr. William Wayt Thomas wthomas@nybg.org 718/817-8625
Dr. Scott Mori smori@nybg.org 718/817-8629

Caribbean
Dr. Brian Boom bboom@nybg.org 718/817-8708
Dr. Scott Mori smori@nybg.org 718/817-8629

Colombia
Dr. Paola Pedraza ppedraza@nybg.org 718/817-8645

Costa Rica
Dr. Robbin Moran rmoran@nybg.org 718/817-8663
Dr. Scott Mori smori@nybg.org 718/817-8629

French Guiana
Dr. Scott Mori smori@nybg.org 718/817-8629

Mexico
Dr. Lawrence Kelly lkelly@nybg.org 718/817-8171

Venezuela
Dr. Fabian Michelangeli fmichelangeli@nybg.org 718/817-8199

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ASIA and PACIFIC


Australia
Dr. Roy Halling rhalling@nybg.org 718/817-8613

Pacific Islands
Dr. Michael Balick mbalick@nybg.org 718/817-8763
Dr. Gregory Plunkett gplunkett@nybg.org 718/817-8179
Dr. Wayne Law wlaw@nybg.org 718/817-8971

Southeast Asia (Vietnam and Myanmar)
Dr. Charles Peters cpeters@nybg.org 718/817-8727
Dr. Andrew Henderson ahenderson@nybg.org 718/817-8973

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AFRICA


Madagascar
Dr. Douglas Daly ddaly@nybg.org 718/817-8660

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