University of Florida, Florida Museum of Natural History
Educator, Director, Conservation Biologist
Jaret is a very popular speaker and his guided garden walks and presentations have been the staple of many conferences around the country. He has authored more than 50 scientific papers, articles and books on butterflies, conservation, integration pest management and wildlife landscaping. Jaret’s research focuses on:
Among his current projects are developing sustainable pollination strategies for U.S. specialty crops, evaluating the importance of roadside mowing regimes for native insect pollinators, in-depth studies of endangered butterflies including the Schaus Swallowtail, Miami Blue, Atala and Monarch, and “Plant for Wildlife,” an evaluation of the ability of native, Florida-Friendly and exotic landscape plants to support native wildlife, including insect pollinators.
Jaret has received distinction as a University of Florida Research Foundation Professor, an award presented to select tenured faculty members based on their record of research.
B.S. in biology, St. John’s University
Ph.D in entomology, University of Florida
All hands on deck now to plan and plant for pollinators! Attendees will learn about pollinators and pollinator services in the landscape, the habitat needs of different pollinator species and how these needs can be accommodated in the landscape, how native trees, shrubs, flowering plants and groundcover support pollinators, and best practices for using and […]