On July 1, Dr. Boglarka Erdei of the Hungarian Natural History Museum began working at Montgomery Botanical Center. Dr. Erdei is scheduled to study Montgomery’s cycad collection for one year. Boglarka has published papers on fossil cycads and is now working on a project to compare what she knows about extinct cycads with extant (present day) cycads.

Boglarka works with the museum’s Palaeobotanical Collection and is an expert on the Tertiary collections. She is currently researching the extinct Dioonopsis and making comparisions between it and modern Dioon. Boglarka’s work is partially supported by The Hungarian American Enterprise Scholarship Fund.

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Boglarka Erdei to the Montgomery team. At the end of her time at Montgomery, she will be giving a presentation about her work. Please check back at about this time next year for more information.