Plant Conservation at the Morton Arboretum


Plant Conservation Lab         Marlin L. Bowles, Plant Conservation Biologist

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Plant conservation at the Morton Arboretum focuses on conserving plant diversity of the Chicago region at the community and species level. Much of this work is with Arboretum Research Associates, as well as with other collaborators.

We are interested in the distribution and assemblage of plant communities across the Chicago region, how this vegetation changes over time and how it responds to fire management. We are also interested in plant restoration ecology, including both endangered species and plant communities.

The Schulenberg Prairie Restoration Symposium Sept. 13-14, 2012
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Contact us: mbowles@mortonarb.org     630-719-2422