People at MBC
M. Patrick Griffith
has worked in leadership, living
management, herbarium curation, rare
plant survey, floristic
inventory, laboratory research, and land management, and for botanic
universities, government, and private
Patrick's academic activity has been in plant systematics and plant conservation, and is focused on living botanical collections.
As Executive Director, Patrick has worked to define, strengthen and promote an important contribution that Montgomery makes to this field – living collections-based conservation and research. Strategic planning for collections, capital improvements, development and collaboration is carefully aligned with the MBC mission, to grow outcomes in botany and horticulture.
Doctor of Philosophy in Botany
Master of Business Administration
Master of Science in Biology
of Arts, Major in Botany
Loyd G. Kelly Conservation Nursery (2010-2013).
1932 Montgomery Greenhouse Restoration (2012).
Marion and Tex Haynes Patio (2011).
Chris Tyson Plant Conservation Building (2009-2010).
Arthur Montgomery Guesthouse Restoration (2007-2011).
Road upgrade project (2009-2011, 2015).
Nixon Smiley Meeting Room Upgrade (2006-2007).
Griffith, M.P., G. Barber, J. Tucker Lima, M. Barros, C. Calonje, L.R. Noblick, M. Calonje, T.M. Magellan, M. Dosmann, T, Thibault, and N. Gerlowski. 2017. Plant Collection "Half-life:" Can Botanic Gardens Weather the Climate? Curator the Museum Journal 60(4): 395-410.
Griffith, M. P., M. Calonje, A. W. Meerow, J. Francisco-Ortega, L. Knowles, R. Aguilar, F. Tut, V. Sanchez, A. Meyer, L. R. Noblick, and T. M. Magellan. 2017. Will the ex situ protocols give similar results for closely related species? Biodiversity and Conservation. DOI: 10.1007/s10531-017-1400-2.
Griffith, M. P., J. de Freitas, M. Barros, and L. R. Noblick. 2017. Sabal antillensis (Arecaceae): a new palmetto species from the Leeward Antilles. Phytotaxa 303 (1): 056–064.
Griffith, M. P., M. Calonje, A. W. Meerow, F. Tut, A. T. Kramer, A. Hird, T. M. Magellan, and C. E. Husby. 2015. Can a botanic garden cycad collection capture the genetic diversity in a wild population? International Journal of Plant Sciences 176:1-10.
Cibrian Jaramillo, A., A. Hird, N. Oleas, H. Ma, A. W. Meerow, J. Francisco-Ortega, and M. P. Griffith. 2013. What is the Conservation Value of a Plant in a Botanic Garden? Using Indicators to Improve Management of ex situ Collections. Botanical Review.
Kay, J., A Strader, V. Murphy, L. Nghiem-Phu, M. Calonje, and M. P. Griffith 2011. Palma Corcho: A Case Study in Botanic Garden Conservation Horticulture and Economics. HortTechnology 21(4): 474-481.
S., C. E. Husby, J. Francisco-Ortega, L. R. Noblick, C. E. Lewis, and M. P. Griffith. 2010. How well does
a botanical garden collection of a rare palm capture the genetic
variation in a wild population? Biological
Other recent articles
Griffith, M.P., F. Tut, W. Mesh, and M. Calonje. 2014. Eighteen people, three horses and three dogs: a cycad conservation expedition in southern Belize. Encephalartos - Journal of the Cycad Society of South Africa 116: 17-22.
Griffith, M. P., J. Francisco-Ortega, and A. Cibrian Jaramillo (eds.). 2013. Special Issue on Genetics and Plant Conservation in Latin America. Botanical Review.
E. and P. Griffith.
2011. Remote sensing as a botanic garden tool. Arnoldia
Griffith, M. P., C. E.
M. Calonje. 2010. Cycad collections development in the modern context:
Challenges, opportunities, investments and outcomes. Proc.
of the 4th
Global Botanic Gardens Congress.
Griffith, P., and C. Husby. 2010. The price of conservation:
measuring the mission and its cost. BGJournal 7:
Belize (2008, 2014)
Cayman Islands (2012)
Dominican Republic (2017)
United States (1997-2017)
& Tobago (2007)
Academic Committee, 9th
International Conference on Cycad Biology (Cycad 2011).
Adjunct Faculty, Department of
Biology, University of Miami.
Advisory Board, Gifford Arboretum,
University of Miami.
Chair, Host Committee (2014 - 2016), American Public Gardens Association 2016 Conference.
Panelist, Institute of Museum and Library Services, National Science Foundation.
Public Garden Association Conference (2006, 2008, 2009, 2013),
Cycad 2008, Cycad 2011.
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