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    Galen Gates

    Galen Gates

    Adjunct Associate Professor

    Office Hours: By appointment
    Phone: 312.567.3230
    Web: Chicago Botanic Garden



    Curriculum Vitae

    Courses Taught

    Research & Major Accomplishments

    · Founding member of four professional organizations: Plant Collecting Collaborative, Landscape Plant Development Ctr., International Committee of Perennial Plant Assoc., & Midwest Ornamental Grass Evaluation Panel
    · North American Herbaceous Task Force charged with identifying priority genera & gardens for coordinated curation
    · Midwest Regional Organizer managing eight states for the North American Plant Collections Consortium (NAPCC) through APGA

    Current Projects




    Selected Publications

    · Widrlechner2, M., Thompson3 J., Kapler4 E., Kordecki5 K., Dixon6, P., and Gates7, G., ATest of Four Models to Predict the Risk of Naturalization of Non-native Woody Plants in the Chicago Region1, Jour. of Environmental Horticulture: 27(4):241–250
    · Gates, G.
    World-class Plant Collections. Sibbaldia: The Journal of European Botanic Garden Horticulture No 5, 2007
    · Gates, G. Characteristics of an Exemplary Plant Collection. Public Garden Vol. 21, No 1, 2006
    · Gates, G. Promoting Sustainable Use of Plants: New Roots for the 21st Century: US-Russian Botanical Conference Symposium
    · Proceedings, Washington, DC, September 19-24, 2005

    Professional Society Memberships

    Editorial Board Service

    Professional Society Service

    Grants and Fellowships

    Community Service