Smooth Coneflower: A Rare Species In Our Midst

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Date(s) - 10/23/17
7:00 am - 9:00 pm

Roanoke Council of Garden Clubs


Dr. Rachel Collins is a community ecologist broadly interested in the control of biodiversity in forest communities. Rachel holds a BS in Fisheries and Wildlife Management from North Carolina State University, a MS in Zoology from Miami University, and a the Ecology and Evolution Program within the Biology Department at the University of Pittsburgh. Rachel has done a Post Doc at University of Wisconsin, Madison and three one-year faculty positions before arriving at Roanoke College in 2007 where she is now an Associate Professor of Biology. She recently completed a project with colleagues examining the historical attributes of American chestnut trees. Her current research projects include 1) examining the interactions between invasive plants and over abundant deer on forest understories; 2) characterizing the dominance of non-native earthworm communities, and 3) today’s topic, investigating smooth coneflower population dynamics.
Meet: 7:00 pm, Roanoke Council of Garden Clubs, 3640 Colonial Avenue, Roanoke
Contact: Ellen Holtman, 540 389-1514

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