April 03, 2013

Jeanette Grider

'A Garden for the World'

Event Details: 7:30 a.m., April 30, John and Lucy Cook Hall, Anheuser-Busch Auditorium, 3674 Lindell Blvd, Rm. 050, Lower Level, St. Louis, MO, 63108

Peter Wyse Jackson, president of the Missouri Botanical Garden, will be the guest speaker at the next John Cook School of Business Dean's Breakfast Series program Tuesday, April 30, in the Anheuser-Busch Auditorium of Cook Hall on the Saint Louis University campus, 3674 Lindell.

The program begins with a networking breakfast at 7:30 a.m. followed by Wyse Jackson's presentation, "The Missouri Botanical Garden: A Garden for the World" and a Q&A session at 8 a.m. The event is free and open to the public, however reservations are requested. Parking is available in the University garages located at Olive and Compton or Grand and Laclede.

About Peter Wyse Jackson, Ph.D.

Peter Wyse Jackson, Ph.D.

Peter Wyse Jackson is the president of the Missouri Botanical Garden and George Engelmann Professor of Botany at Washington University in St. Louis. Born in Kikenny, Ireland, Wyse Jackson obtained a B.A. (Mod.) in botany and an M.A. from Trinity College Dublin, where he subsequently obtained a Ph.D. for work on the taxonomy of Irish Cruciferae.

As one of the world's foremost and best known botanists and plant conservationists, Wyse Jackson has played an influential role in reshaping and leading the international botanic garden community over the past two decades. He played a lead role in the development and implementation of the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation, adopted by the U.N. Convention on Biological Diversity in 2002, and has been the chairman of the Global Partnership for Plant Conservations since 2005. He was lead author of the International Agenda for Botanic Gardens in Conservation, now endorsed by some 500 botanic gardens.

A member of the boards of numerous botanical, conservation and horticultural organizations around the world, Wyse Jackson is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, the Board of Commissioners of Tower Grove Park, an ex-officio trustee of the Academy of Science St. Louis and an ex-officio member of the St. Louis Regional Chamber.

Recently, he joined the National Science Foundation's Advisory Committee for the Directorate for Biological Sciences. His publications include 10 books and more than 200 scientific papers and other articles. His recent research includes work on plant conservation, Irish ethnobotany and the impacts of climate change on biodiversity.


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