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Tiny Talks & Tours Series Part One with Denise Knapp, director of conservation & research

Denise Knapp, Ph.D.
Pritzlaff Conservation Center Classroom at Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
July 24, 2024
5:00PM - 6:30PM
Sean Carson from SB Botanic Garden on Santa Cruz Island looking closely at plants

We invite Garden members to join us for part one of our Tiny Talks & Tours Series, hosted by Denise Knapp, Ph.D., director of conservation & research. Come enjoy complimentary refreshments and cheese, while learning all about what our Ecology Team has been up to!

You’ll hear about our work studying pollinators and our various restoration projects, including details on our groundbreaking work in Cuyama Valley. The event will include a Q&A session and a behind-the-scenes tour if time allows.

Additional Series Dates:

August 12, 2024: Part Two: Rare Plants Talk with Heather Schneider, senior rare plant conservation scientist

September 10, 2024: Part Three: Biodiversity Talk with Matt Guilliams, Tucker Systematist and Curator of the Clifton Smith Herbarium


This event is free and open exclusively to Garden members. Registration is required, so sign up today!

About Denise Knapp, Ph.D.

As director of conservation and research at Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, Denise Knapp, Ph.D., oversees the Conservation Program and conducts ecological research focusing on plant-insect interactions, invasive species impacts/control, rare plant recovery, and habitat restoration. Denise earned a master’s degree in geography from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a doctorate in ecology from the University of California, Santa Barbara. She has worked as a plant ecologist in California (particularly the Channel Islands) for over two decades, including the consulting, university, and nonprofit worlds. Her past work has included a myriad of vegetation ecology, fire ecology, invasive species, habitat restoration, and rare plant conservation projects.  

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