Deborah A. Clark, Ph.D., research professor for the Department of Biology at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, presented the 2007 Gifford Arboretum Lecture Tropical Rain Forests and Global Climate Change: A Fast-changing Science. This Gifford Arboretum Lecture was part of the Coalition for Excellence in Tropical Botany (CETroB) lecture series.

Dr. Clark is visiting Montgomery Botanical Center (MBC), planning future research projects with Dr. Carol C. Horvitz, professor of biology and director of the John C. Gifford Arboretum at the University of Miami, and Dr. Jessica E. Metcalf, post-doctoral Fellow at Duke University. While here, Dr. Clark has reviewed MBC’s research collections, reaffirming the importance of long-term studies.