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Phone: (305) ***-****  
Local Address:  Palm , Pennsylvania , United States
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
10901 Old Cutler Road
Coral Gables , Florida 33156
United States

Company Description: Fairchild offers many programs for children that focus on creating environmental awareness. These programs include the Fairchild Explorer Program, an interactive,...   more
Background

Employment History

Education

  • B.S. , horticulture
    University of Florida
  • M.S. , botany
    University of Florida
  • Ph.D. , botany
    Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden and Claremont Graduate University
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Web References
Pacific Horticulture Society |
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Scott Zona
Scott Zona, PhD, is a botanist with a long-standing interest in palms. He is co-editor of Palms, the journal of the International Palm Society and resides in Miami, Florida, where, sadly, Jubaea chilensis will not thrive. He is curator of the greenhouses at Florida International University, Department of Biological Sciences.
Newsletter - February 2012 - Dade Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society
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"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.
November 2008 - Dade Chapter Florida Native Plant Society Newsletter
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Jan.21: "New Perspectives on Native Palms of The FL Keys" Scott Zona, Curator of Greenhouses and Conservatory, FIU.
January 2009 - Dade Chapter Florida Native Plant Society Newsletter
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Jan. 21: "New Perspectives on Native Palms of The FL Keys" - Scott Zona, Curator of Greenhouses and Conservatory, FIU.
Newsletter - February 2012 - Dade Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society
dade.fnpschapters.org [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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