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This profile was last updated on 4/20/14  and contains information from public web pages and contributions from the ZoomInfo community.

Curator

Greenhouses
 
Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

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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Web References
November 2008 - Dade Chapter Florida Native Plant Society Newsletter
www.dade.fnpschapters.org, 20 April 2014 [cached]
Jan.21: "New Perspectives on Native Palms of The FL Keys" Scott Zona, Curator of Greenhouses and Conservatory, FIU.
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
January 2010 - Dade Chapter Florida Native Plant Society Newsletter
www.dade.fnpschapters.org, 20 April 2014 [cached]
Tree family of the month: The Laurel Family - Dr. Scott Zona, FIU
Newsletter - February 2012 - Dade Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society
www.dade.fnpschapters.org, 1 Feb 2012 [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.
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