Drone photo of the Thain Forest

Sixth Annual New York City EcoFlora Conference

September 15, 2023

10 a.m.–12 p.m. | Online

The Future of New York City’s Flora: Threats and Opportunities

Join the New York City EcoFlora project for our sixth annual conference, focused on the future of New York City’s flora. Our speakers will explore the current and historic state of the City’s plants, the threats they face, and opportunities for us to better understand and conserve them, in order to cultivate a flourishing future for our city.

There will be five 15-minute talks, followed by a Q&A.



Mauricio Diazgranados, Ph.D.

Chief Science Officer and Dean of the International Plant Science Center, NYBG


A person in a yellow tie, white shirt, and blue blazer poses outdoors for a photo

Lawrence Kelly, Ph.D.

Vice President for Science Administration, NYBG


A person in a navy sweater and glasses examines a yellow plant under a blue sky

Christopher Tyrrell, Ph.D.

Freelance full stack developer & Curator, Milwaukee Public Museum Herbarium

New Features of the EcoFlora Symbiota Portal