Joanna Garaventa will present an overview of the Green Biome Institute, its areas of focus, and an example of how population genetic analyses can help preserve rare plant species.
Joanna has years of experience as a project leader for complex large-scale capital and operational projects in healthcare. Because of a life-long interest in plant science, she returned to complete an additional undergraduate degree in Environmental Studies and Biology from Cal State East Bay and a graduate degree in Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation Biology from San Francisco State University. Her graduate research on, “Seed Rain, Seed Predation and Seed Bank Dynamics of Adenostoma fasciculatum” has provided important additional knowledge concerning the adaptation of chamise and has been submitted for publication. Joanna continues her work in the study of rare California native plant ecology, seed dispersal, and germination with the Green Biome Institute.
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