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Jessa Finch

Budburst Manager
Chicago Botanic Garden

Manager of Budburst, a citizen science project of the Chicago Botanic Garden that investigates the impact of environmental change on plants and ecosystems.

Completed my PhD with Dr. Havens-Young in 2019. Dissertation focused on the impact of climate change on early life stages (dormancy break, germination, and seedling establishment) of three common milkweeds (Asclepias spp.) in the Midwest U.S. Other research interests include urban ecology, monarch-milkweed biology, phenology, and restoration ecology.