Jagger works with the Rare Plant team and can usually be found in the nursery caring for a variety of rare plants.
As the rare plant technician for the Rare Plant Conservation Team at Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, Jagger Joyner spends much of their time in the nursery growing out plants for seed bulking or outplanting. Joyner got her bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB). While there she worked on many different projects including plant phenology tracking using iNaturalist with the Vernon and Mary Cheadle Center for Biodiversity and Ecological Restoration and plant-pollinator modeling with the Moeller Lab. They also worked as an assistant at the UCSB greenhouse where they gained a love of growing and taking care of plants. She is excited to apply this knowledge to California’s rare plant species to help with restoration efforts. Joyner’s interests are in pollination, seed germination and dispersal, urban ecology, and human interactions with plant species.
Research interests: botany, community science, urban ecology, plant-pollinator interactions, plant germination