Denver Botanic Gardens Program update

Jennnifer Ramp Neale, Denver Botanic Gardens

In the Research & Conservation department at Denver Botanic Gardens, our core motivation is to investigate and explain biodiversity patterns and processes. We connect people with plants in meaningful ways by conducting scientific research, serving as a resource of scientific expertise, and through expanded scientific capacity. In 2020, we moved into the Freyer – Newman Center for Science, Art and Education where we have not only expanded facilities but enhanced visibility to all who visit the Gardens. Our current projects expand upon years of solid demographic study to ask deeper questions on species distributions and their ability to adapt to changing climate, assess seed longevity in storage, examine varied methods of meadow restoration, and seek to link traditional floristic and ecological approaches to evaluating areas of management concern.