• San Diego Botanic Garden

Conservation and Science


An important goal in the mission of San Diego Botanic Garden is conservation. We strive to conserve rare and endangered plants and their ecosystems and to promote sustainable use of natural resources.


Research Associates
Research associates are distinguished researchers based at other institutions who work closely with San Diego Botanic Garden’s Research and Conservation staff to safeguard and sustainably utilize plant life on our planet.

Jade d’Alpoim Guedes, Ph.D., Archeobotanist and Ethnobiologist


San Diego Botanic Garden Conservation

Photos Rachel Cobb