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This profile was last updated on 12/3/11  and contains information from public web pages and contributions from the ZoomInfo community.

Dr. Lawrence W. Zettler

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Zettler to talk about orchid ..., 3 Dec 2011 [cached]
Zettler to talk about orchid research Tuesday - McDonough Voice
Zettler to talk about orchid research Tuesday McDonough Voice 8 the Western Prairie Audubon presents "Research with the Ghost Orchid in the Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge" by Dr. Lawrence W. Zettler, Illinois College.
October | 2011 | Western Prairie Audubon, 1 Oct 2011 [cached]
November 8th - "Research with the Ghost Orchid in the Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge" by Dr. Lawrence W. Zettler, Illinois College
Dr. Lawrence W. Zettler is a Professor of Biology at Illinois College in Jacksonville, and director of the school's Orchid Recovery Program. He is also a Research Associate at the Morton Arboretum in Lisle, IL and serves on the American Orchid Society's Research Committee.
Dr. Larry Zettler is an ..., 11 May 2011 [cached]
Dr. Larry Zettler is an insect expert and professor at Illinois College and he's lived in the area for 14 years. He says the annoying bugs were worse than ever last year.
"This year doesn't seem to me to be quite as bad as last year but I'm putting on vanilla spray just like everyone else does," says Zettler. "I don't like them now and I didn't like them last year."
Vanilla spray is a common repellent for buffalo gnats. Zettler says mosquito repellant can help, too. He says the gnats may also be attracted to what you wear.
"Dark clothing might make it worse," says Zettler. "They might actually zone in and feed on people who might have dark clothing on."
Zettler says the bites can be quite painful, but usually don't require medical attention unless the wound is exposed to other bacteria or the victim is allergic to the bite.
He says the reason the bugs are more prevalent today is because their larvae are able to thrive in today's cleaner streams and rivers.
Pana Natural Heritage Society Newsletter, 1 Nov 2004 [cached]
NHS became affiliated with this project when site manager Dave Nance approached Dr. Larry Zettler, who is the leading authority on native temperate orchid propagation, showing an interest in his research.
Dr. Zettler resides in Jacksonville, Illinois and is a Biological Sciences Professor at Illinois College.He and his students have successfully grown a number of native orchid species from their tiny dust-like seeds.
"They want out," said IC biology ... [cached]
"They want out," said IC biology professor Lawrence Zettler, referring to the young orchids he and his students have nurtured from seeds to seedlings for nearly two years. "We're almost there. The long journey of getting and growing these plants and getting them home is almost over."
Next month, Zettler and Amanda Wood of Belleville, a junior biology and French major at IC, will travel about 9,500 miles to the island of Madagascar in the western Indian Ocean to reintroduce the orchids to their native soil.
Zettler said isolated pockets of many Madagascan orchids make them particularly vulnerable to loss of habitat. He said farm practices and illegal mining for precious stones have caused habitat loss in some areas and affected the island's native orchids, 90 percent of which are found nowhere else in the world.
Zettler said it is important to protect the orchids and other wild plants around the world.
"Wild plants, including orchids, are a potential source of new medicines, and it is the responsibility of plant conservationists to ensure their survival," he said. "Illinois College students are playing a direct role in this conservation process. They are going to inherit the Earth and hopefully carry on this important conservation work long after I'm gone."
Zettler is a world-renowned expert on orchids. He was invited by a Kew researcher in 2011 to be part of an orchid conservation team.
"He specifically asked me to be the specialist for growing the orchids with fungi," Zettler said.
Consequently, Zettler and IC biology laboratory manager Andrew Stice went to Madagascar in April 2012 to collect orchid seeds and the fungi orchids eat.
Zettler is relieved that his orchid-growing project is moving on to the next stage.
"It has been very nerve-racking, with the uncertainty that these orchid species could become extinct under our watch," he said.
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