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Principles of Conservation Biology

with Johnny Randall, NCBG Director of Conservation

This event is full. Now accepting wait list registrations.

Dates: Wednesdays, April 5, 12, 19 and 26

Time: 1:00 PM - 3:15 PM

Fee: $135 ($122 Members)


This course is intended for an experienced audience and introduces the principles of biodiversity and conservation. Students learn about rare plants, conservation genetics, ecological restoration, conservation
landscaping, and preserve design.


Prerequisites: Botany and Plant Ecology


Remaining Seats: 0

Note: Preregistration is required | Registration open through 4/4/2023 12:00 PM EST | Refund Policy

About the Instructor

Johnny Randall is the Director of Conservation at the North Carolina Botanical Garden and adjunct faculty in the UNC-Chapel Hill Program in Environment, Ecology, and Energy (EP3).  He received a bachelor’s degree in biology is from UNC-Charlotte, and both a masters and PhD in botany/plant ecology from VA Tech. Johnny served as biology faculty at UNC-Greensboro and at the University of North Florida for a total of 10 years before coming to the North Carolina Botanical Garden in 1998.


His primary responsibilities at NCBG are to oversee the conservation and management of approximately 1,200 acres of natural areas, administer conservation seed programs, and help direct rare plant recovery projects. He also does research on rare plant reintroductions and habitat restoration/rehabilitation, and teaches classes on nature preserve design and management, rare plant biology, pollination ecology, conservation biology. Johnny is on the NC Plant Conservation Program scientific committee, and several other boards and commissions including the NC Invasive Plant Council.  

Certificate in Native Plant Studies Credits

Principles of Conservation Biology: Credits - 1


This course fulfills a core requirement in our Certificate in Native Plants.

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