Understanding Biodiversity

Observing Nature

There is Still So Much to Learn

Effective plant, lichen, and ecosystem conservation starts with the basics: biodiversity exploration, documentation, and study. At Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, our botanists and lichenologist endeavor to better understand California’s rich flora through the application of a wide variety of techniques, from field study to taxonomy to phylogenomics. All our work contributes to and benefits from our natural history collections, which include the Clifton Smith Herbarium, the Lichenarium, and the Fungarium.

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