Dr. Michael S. Dosmann to be Awarded Fairchild Medal for Plant Exploration for 2019

Kalāheo, Kaua‘i, Hawai‘i, USA (January 15, 2019) — Dr. Michael S. Dosmann, Keeper of the Living Collections at the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, has been named the 2019 recipient of the David Fairchild Medal for Plant Exploration. In an announcement from its headquarters in Hawai‘i, the National Tropical Botanical Garden (NTBG) recognized Dosmann for his outstanding contributions to botanical exploration and horticulture.

The Fairchild Medal will be presented to Dosmann at a black-tie dinner at NTBG’s historical garden and former residence of plant explorer Dr. David Fairchild, The Kampong, in Coconut Grove, Florida on February 1, 2019. The following day he will present a public lecture entitled “Today’s Plant Explorer: Learning from the past to secure a better future.”

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