Steve Junak, Ph.D.

Steve is an active researcher and expert on the flora of the islands of California and Baja California, Mexico.

Steve Junak retired in 2013 from his longtime position as Curator of the Clifton Smith Herbarium at Santa Barbara Botanic Garden. He has continued his relationship with the Garden as a research associate and botanist emeritus. He also is an active researcher and expert on the flora of the islands of California and Baja California, Mexico.  Junak earned a master’s degree in botany, has led field trips for more than 25 years, and has coauthored several books about the Channel Islands, including “A Flora of San Nicolas Island California” and “A Flora of Santa Cruz Island.”

Research Associate, Botanist Emeritus