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University's Conservatory and Gre...

Phone: (305) ***-****  
Florida International University
11000 SW 8Th Street
Miami , Florida 33174
United States

Company Description: Florida International University ("FIU") is recognized as a Carnegie engaged university. It is a public research university with colleges and schools that offer...   more
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Employment History

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Education

  • Ph.D. , botany
    Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden and Claremont Graduate University
  • M.S. , botany
    University of Florida
  • B.S. , horticulture
    University of Florida
  • Ph.D. Florida USA
  • M.S. degree , Botany
    University of Florida
  • B.S. degree , Plant Science ( Horticulture
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Newsletter - February 2012 - Dade Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society
www.dade.fnpschapters.org, 14 Nov 2015 [cached]
"Palm-spotting around Florida" Scott Zona, Conservatory & Greenhouse Curator, Florida International University.
Well-known tropical plant and palm expert Dr. Scott Zona will tell us about the wonder of palms in South Florida and beyond, and how to recognize our native palm species.
Scott Zona is Florida International University's Conservatory & Greenhouse Curator. He holds a B.S. in horticulture and an M.S. in botany from the University of Florida. His Ph.D. in botany is from Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden and Claremont Graduate University, California. He has explored for plants in Florida, California, Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean, Bermuda, Pacific islands, Indonesia, Malaysia and Madagascar. His interests are in horticulture and the taxonomic diversity of tropical plants, especially palms, salvias and woody ornamentals. He has over 130 publications, both scientific and popular, on palms and other tropical plants. He is coauthor of the forthcoming revised edition of the Encyclopedia of Cultivated Palms (Timber Press, 2012). Scott is co-editor of the International Palm Society's quarterly journal, PALMS. He gardens in South Miami, where, ironically, his favorite palm, Jubaea chilensis, will not grow.
* I wish to thank Dr ...
www.riha-journal.org [cached]
* I wish to thank Dr Scott Zona of the Department of Biological Sciences at Florida International University, formerly of the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden in Miami, for his perceptive analyses of the palm species in the illustrations.
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106 I am indebted to the expertise of Dr Scott Zona of the Department of Biological Sciences at Florida International University, formerly of the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden in Miami, for his perceptive analyses of the palm species in the illustrations.
Officers and Directors Biographical Details
www.palms.org, 12 Aug 2010 [cached]
Scott Zona, Ph.D.
Editor
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Scott Zona is Florida International University's Conservatory & Greenhouse Curator, a position he has held since February, 2008. Previously, he was Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden's Palm Biologist, a position he held for 14 years. He holds a B.S. in horticulture and an M.S. in botany from the University of Florida. His Ph.D. in botany is from Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden and Claremont Graduate University, California. Scott grew up among pines and palms of Boynton Beach, Florida. He has explored for plants in Florida, California, Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean, Bermuda, the Pacific islands, Indonesia, Malaysia and Madagascar. His interests are in horticulture and plant diversity of tropical plants, especially palms, orchids, salvias and bromeliads. He has over 100 publications, both scientific and popular, on palms and other tropical plants. Scott is co-editor of the IPS quarterly journal, PALMS. He gardens in South Miami, where, ironically, his favorite palm, Jubaea chilensis, does not grow.
Officers and Directors
www.palms.org, 12 Aug 2010 [cached]
Scott Zona, Ph.D. Florida USA -- Editor
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Scott Zona, Ph.D. Florida USA
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Scott Zona, Ph.D. Florida USA
New Palm Discoveries in New Guinea
www.prnewswire.com, 16 Mar 2006 [cached]
Dr. Scott Zona, Head of the Palm Conservation Program at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden and Chair of the World Conservation Union's Palm Specialist Group, stated, "This exciting discovery confirms that New Guinea is one of the frontiers of palm research.
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Dr. Zona is a recognized expert on the palms of New Guinea and a member of the Palms of New Guinea Project, an international consortium of research groups from Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, United Kingdom, Denmark, Australia and the USA.The project is working to document and conserve the palms of this under explored and still largely intact forest region.The group's research will culminate in the production of an illustrated book on the palms of the island of New Guinea, as well as local language field guides that aim to teach local land managers to identify these important palms.Researchers from Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden (USA) and the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (UK) recently announced that a new palm genus found during the expedition has been formally named by Dr. Zona of Fairchild and Dr. William J. Baker of Kew.
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