People of NMC

Curator and Director

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Sara Fuentes-Soriano, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Animal and Range Sciences, College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences

Specialty : Brassicaceae - American (Southwestern US and Mexico)

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Vascular Plants

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Donovan Bailey, Ph.D

Associate Professor, Plant Systematics

Department of Biology, College of Arts and Sciences

Specialty : Brassicaceae, Leucaena (Leguminosae)

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Amy Ganguli, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Range Science

Animal and Range Sciences Department, College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences

Specialty : Range Plants

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Zachary Rogers, M.S.

Assistant Professor, Range Plants Identification

Animal and Range Sciences Department, College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences

Specialty : Thymelaceae, Tropical vascular plants

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Richard Spellenberg, Ph.D.

Emeritus Curator (Volunteer), Plant Systematics

Department of Biology, College of Arts and Sciences

Specialty: Asteraceae, Nyctagynaceae, Fagaceae (Quercus)

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Kelly Allred, Ph.D.

Emeritus Curator, Plant Systematics

Animal and Range Sciences Department, College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences

Specialty: Poaceae, range and poisonous plants, Bryophytes

Plant Diversity in Soil Crust

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Nicole Pietrasiak, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Environmental Soil Microbiology

Plant and Environmental Sciences Department, College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences

Specialty : Biodiversity of soil crust communities

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Herbaria Associates

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Trystan Harpold, Herbarium intern (undergraduate)

Department of Fish, Wildlife and Conservation Ecology, College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences

Speciality or interests : Forestry

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Chloe Battista, Herbarium intern (undergraduate)

Department of Fish, Wildlife and Conservation Ecology, College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences

Speciality or interests : threatened & endangered species, ethnobotany

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Carolyn Gressit, Herbarium volunteer (data-basing, filing, etc.)

Plant enthusiast, President of the Native Plant Society of New Mexico Las Cruces Chapter

Specialty or interests: plants (and most other living things), music & dance, & hiking.

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Julie Groth-Sorensen, Herbarium volunteer (Specimen data verification, cataloging library materials and creating written protocols for various tasks)

Specialty or Interests: Plant, bird, garden, hiking and cooking enthusiast

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John Freyermuth, Herbarium volunteer (herbarium library)

Membership secretary, Native Plant Society of New Mexico Las Cruces Chapter

Specialty or Interests: 1) Updating and maintaining plant lists for local trails, canyons, and other small natural areas such as wetlands, parks, and monuments; 2) basic plant identification, 3) Ecology & 4) Reading.

Former NMC - In Progress

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Lillis Urban, Ph.D.

Former NMC herbarium Curator

Specialty: Brassicaceae, vascular plants

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Patrick Alexander, Ph.D.

Former NMC herbarium Curator

Speciality : All things plants...

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