A network of academics and professionals at universities, botanic gardens and conservation institutions aid Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens in selecting and mentoring Botany in Action fellows. These science advisors also assist with the development of science education and related initiatives at the Conservatory.

Selena Ahmed, Ph.D.

Assistant professor, Sustainable Food Systems, Department of Health and Human Development; and program leader, Sustainable Food and Bioenergy Systems, College of Education, Health, and Human Development and College of Agriculture, Montana State University (Bozeman, Mont.)

Mark Brunson, Ph.D.

Professor, Environment and Society, Quinney College of Natural Resources, Utah State University (Logan, Utah)

Michael P. Gilmore, Ph.D.

Assistant professor, Life Sciences and Integrative Studies, New Century College, George Mason University (Fairfax, Va.)

Stefan Schnitzer, Ph.D.

Professor, Plant Community Ecology, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (Milwaukee, Wis.)

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