Building Beauty: Patterns in Plant Diversity
Thursday, December 23, 2021
10 a.m. | Online
Plants have survived hundreds of millions of years of climate change and have evolved solutions that we need for our own survival. To understand these solutions, Dr. Barbara Ambrose studies patterns of plant diversity from the large scale to the molecular level. In this presentation, she will discuss the molecular genetics of leaf and reproductive organ development and the evolution of plant body plans.
About the Speaker
Barbara Ambrose, Ph.D., is a molecular geneticist and an Associate Curator of Plant Genomics at The New York Botanical Garden.
Her interdisciplinary research is on plant evolutionary developmental genomics and draws from the living collections of NYBG using classic botanical techniques such as anatomy and morphology combined with modern genomic data. Her research investigates how plants are built and how they have evolved to survive hundreds of millions of years of climate change. Her research is currently focused on the evolution and development of plant reproductive structures.