Botanists and co-authors Jennifer Ogle and Theo Witsell will discuss their new book, "Trees, Shrubs, and Woody Vines of Arkansas." This field guide and encyclopedic resource for identification and appreciation of the state’s trees, shrubs, and woody vines is the most comprehensive accounting of the woody plants of Arkansas ever published. The authors will share photographs, maps and other key aspects of their book to support our understanding and admiration of Arkansas's plants and the habitats that support them. This program is for all who appreciate Arkansas flora in rural, urban and wilderness areas.
Jennifer Ogle is the Collections Manager of the University of Arkansas Herbarium. She holds a master’s degree in biology from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, and has worked as a contract botanist and consultant for several government agencies, private companies, and non-profit organizations in Arkansas. In her spare time, Jennifer serves on the boards and committees of organizations focused on urban land conservation and the protection of native plants and plant communities.
Theo Witsell is the Ecologist and Chief of Research for the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission and the Curator of the ANHC Herbarium. He has also worked as a contract botanist and ecologist for a number of government agencies and NGOs. He is co-founder of and Chief Ecologist for the Southeastern Grasslands Initiative, headquartered at the Center of Excellence for Field Biology (Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, TN) and serves as a regional reviewer for the Flora of North America Project.
This program is free but registration is required.
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