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Dr. Lena Struwe is the Director of the Chrysler Herbarium, the Faculty Director of Rutgers Gardens, and a professor at Rutgers University, where she is in charge of research programs focused on plant diversity, botanical accuracy, and urban weeds. She is also the recipient of several prominent teaching awards and is the creator of the blog Botanical Accuracy and the website BotanyDepot.

Mission statement:

I use field and lab-based research methods to study wild and cultivated plants and their evolution and interactions with humans in natural areas, cities, and our homes in order to understand the intersection of biodiversity, education, and human communication in contemporary society, improve botanical accuracy and literacy for all, and provide enhanced botanical knowledge worldwide.

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