Lecture Schedule

Fall 2015

The Influence of Land Management on the Demography of the Pine Barren gentian (Gentiana autumnalis) in New Jersey

Tuesday December 1, 2016 6:30pmThe New York Botanical Garden

Runway Gentian

Presented by Dr. Ryan Rebozo, Director of Conservation Science for the Pinelands Preservation Alliance

Abstract: The Pine Barren gentian (Gentiana autumnalis) is a fall flowering perennial that is typically found in recently disturbed areas of the New Jersey Pine Barrens. Wild fire, a natural form of disturbance, is a driving force in the ecology of the New Jersey Pine Barrens, and its suppression is limiting the availability of early successional habitats. This talk will focus on the demography of Gentiana autumalis populations that have been prescription burned, mowed, or left to succession and how certain populations responded to introduced disturbance. This research identified populations of G. autumnalis in various stages of succession and recorded data pertinent to population trends, insect visitation, seed set and mycorrhizal associations. This talk will also discuss threats to this species and other disturbance-dependant species outside of fire suppression.

Orchids of New England & New York

Sunday afternoon, March 13, 2016 #1 C. reginae VT

Presented by Eric Lamont, botanist & Tom Nelson, jazz pianist, photographer and writer

Abstract: Wild orchids are an important – and increasingly threatened – component of the flora of New England & New York, with 65 species and varieties occurring in the region. Lamont and Nelson have been searching out the often elusive remnant populations of wild orchids in the region in recent years and their research has resulted in the publication of a field guide, Orchids of New England & New York (Kollath+Stensaas, 2012). In this talk they will discuss the identifying characteristics, unique growth requirements and oftentimes unusual growth cycles of the incredibly varied taxon present in the region. This talk will also discuss some of the threats that wild orchids face as well as some conservation strategies. A slide show of Tom Nelson’s images will accompany the talk. 

Tuesday April 5, 2016

Presented by Dr. Daniel Atha

Tuesday May 3, 2016 

Presented by Dr. Fabian Michelangli


All lectures presented at:

Arthur and Janet Ross Lecture Hall
The New York Botanical Garden
200th Street and Kazimiroff Blvd, Bronx, NY 10458
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MetroNorth Harlem line trains stop at Botanical Garden Station. Subway D and 4 trains have stops on Bedford Park Blvd., and the connecting bus 26 stops just outside the Botanical Garden’s Mosholu entrance.

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