Ken Marr: Flora of Northern BC Alpine

Date: 7:30pm-9:30pm, Sep 13, 2017

Ken is also actively working to document the distribution of plants that are not native to BC, especially plants that are known to be invasive.  This is done by encouraging others to contribute specimens of such species to the province’s primary plant collections at the RBCM and UBC.

His PhD is from the University of British Columbia, MS from U of Hawaii and BA from U of Colorado.  He has taught courses in vascular plant taxonomy at the University of Victoria, UBC, U of Montana and U of Wyoming.  Prior to working at the Royal BC Museum lived in Yunnan Province, China for 2.5 years where he researched the ethnobotany and domestication of several Cucurbits.