Scientist Lecture

Delve deeper into the issues and conditions that impact the world around us. These free academic lectures allow you to step back into the classroom and learn from the experts.

Each lecture is free and open to the public, but registration is required. All programs are held at 7pm.

Thursday, Oct. 19 – Tropical Rain Forests – Their Complexities and Their Tragic Demise

Tom Croat, the P.A. Schulze Curator of Botany Research at the Missouri Botanical Garden

Please note: This lecture will be held at the Botanical Garden.

Despite the great horticulture interest in the philodendron family and its importance as a major component of many tropical forests, the taxonomy of Araceae is extremely poorly known and the family still contains a high proportion of undescribed species. Croat, whose work has led to the recognition of new species, will discuss his research, which focuses on the systematics, floristics and ecology of the family Araceae.