UConn Plant Biodiversity Conservatory and Research Core

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United States of America - Connecticut - Storrs

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International Agenda Registration: No

BGCI Member: Yes

About the UConn Plant Biodiversity Conservatory and Research Core

The EEB Plant Growth Facilities, an operating unit of the EEB Biodiversity Research Collections, support the educational and research goals of the Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Connecticut. It serves these needs by:

providing EEB faculty & affiliated researchers with professionally managed growing space to conduct world-class research,
maintaining a diverse living reference collection to facilitate teaching in basic botany, plant morphology, systematics and related disciplines,
growing a wide array of plant materials each semester for delivery to introductory & advanced level biology teaching laboratories,
managing growing areas for graduate and advanced undergraduate student experiments,
maintaining conservatory areas to augment the teaching of systematic and ecological concepts and demonstrating economically important plants to the UConn community as well as area elementary/secondary/post-secondary and alternative school groups. Conservatory areas are the primary location for public tours and offer publicly accessible display space for notable plants in the reference collection,
providing facilities, materials & expertise for summer science camps, various special interest seminars and related public outreach programs,
supporting the educational and research goals of institutions world-wide by contributing to the free exchange of plant material for research and educational purposes.

The EEB Plant Growth Facilities seek to make these valuable resources available to provide the residents of Connecticut and beyond the opportunity to learn more about the world in which we live.

Main Address:
UConn Plant Biodiversity Conservatory and Research Core
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Connecticut
75 North Eagleville Road Unit 3043
Connecticut 06269 United States of America

Telephone: (860) 486-4052
URL: http://florawww.eeb.uconn.edu/
Primary Email: cynthia.s.jones@uconn.edu

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Dr. Cynthia S. Jones, Director of Living Plants
    Curator's Name: Matt Opel, Collection Manager
    Plant Records Officer's Name: Matthew Opel
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 2
    Educational Staff Number:
    Research Staff Number:
    Administration Staff Number: 1

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Private: No
    Status: State: Yes
    Status: Educational: Yes
  • Physical Data
  • Latitude: 41.8100146
    Longitude: -72.2559537
    Altitude: 0.00 Metres
    Total area of glasshouses: 1500 Metres

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: Yes
  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: No
    Seed Bank: No
    Published Plant Catalogue: Yes
    Computer Plant Record System: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes

Plant Collections

  • Accession Number: 2975
  • Special Collections:Diverse teaching & research collection representing approximately 275 plant families.

Conservation Programmes

Research Programmes

  • Conservation - Biology: Yes
    Ecology: Yes
    Education: Yes
    Ethnobotany: Yes
    Invasive Species Biology and Control: Yes
    Molecular Genetics: Yes
    Pollination Biology: Yes
    Systematics and Taxonomy: Yes

Education Programmes

  • Education Signs in Garden: Yes
    Guided Tours: Yes
    Permanent Public Displays: Yes
    Courses for University/College Students: Yes