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Bethany Zumwalde

The Morton Arboretum
Research Assistant II
Illinois, USA
My primary research experience and training has been in the fields of plant conservation genetics, ecology, and systematics. I currently serve as the research assistant to both the Tree Conservation Biologist and the Forest Ecologist. In the tree conservation biology lab, I assist with projects that utilize genetic data to conserve rare, endangered, and common tree species. My work in the forest ecology lab focuses on studying interrelated patterns of tree communities by using integrative monitoring techniques and statistical data analysis to understand changes over time.