Darwin Day: Charles Darwin and his “Most Wonderful Plant in the World” –The Venus Flytrap
with Johnny Randall, NCBG Director of Conservation
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Date: Sunday, February 12, 2017 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Charles Darwin was fascinated with insectivorous plants in general, and in Venus flytrap in particular. Join us for a look at Darwin’s studies of Venus flytrap and into its natural history, evolutionary biology and current conservation efforts. A reception will follow.
Free. Pre-registration required.
About the presenter:
Johnny Randall received his B.A. in biology at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and both his M.S. and Ph.D. in botany at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. For a total of ten years, Johnny was a faculty member at Salem College, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and the University of North Florida. Johnny joined the North Carolina Botanical Garden in 1998 as assistant director for conservation and is also adjunct faculty at UNC-Chapel Hill. His training and research interests are in plant reproductive ecology, rare plant biology, and conservation biology. At the NCBG Johnny oversees the conservation and management of natural areas and administers rare plant programs. Johnny also serves on numerous boards and advisory committees and is the current president of the North Carolina Exotic Pest Plant Council.