Senior Scientist and Manager of Conservation Programs
Chicago Botanic Garden
Pati Vitt is Senior Scientist at the Chicago Botanic Garden, and serves as the Roger and Susan Stone Curator of the Dixon National Tallgrass Prairie Seed Bank. The Seed Bank collects and banks species across the tallgrass prairie region of the midwestern United States that are important to restoration efforts. Her research is focused on the population dynamics of rare plants, asking how populations of these species fare under management activities targeted at community structure and ecosystem functioning rather than on individual species. Rare plants provide models to understand how habitat fragmentation and rapid environmental change will affect common species.
Friday, October 20
1:30 PM – 3:00 PM