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Economic Botany Mentor Projects

CBG Summer Intern (2018)

There are a wide number of potential projects for a student to work under at the Chicago Botanic Garden. We try our best to give them a broad experience of the Science and the Scientific process while they are at the Gardens.



Botanic Gardens Conservation International (2016)

BGCI Intern - Botanic Gardens Conservation International is a non-profit organization that aims to mobilize botanic gardens around the world to help protect plant diversity. The student will be assisting with BGCI's communications, helping to increase the organization's membership, support conservation work within the Botanic Garden community, and promote the North American Strategy for Plant

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Analysis of breadfruit domestication (Artocarpus altilis, Moraceae) (2014)

Breadfruit (Artocarpus altilis, Moraceae), a traditional staple crop in Oceania, is poised to become an important international crop in the coming century, with major implications for food security in the tropical developing world. Previous research by Zerega et al. identified the wild progenitor of breadfruit (A. camansi) as well as a domestication gradient from New Guinea east into Polynesia