Jeff Benca
PhD Degree Date: 
Fall 2018
Mentor: 
Cindy Looy & Ivo Duijnstee
Dissertation Title: 

Testing a Proposed Driver of the End-Permian Biotic Crisis

Jeff is currently working as a horticulturist for the Amazon Spheres conservatory in Seattle, Washington where he is continuing his research on the end-Permian extinction through studying modern plant reproductive responses to UV-B stress and also developing approaches to establishing rare, early-divergent plant lineages in cultivation. Outside of his current research, Jeff plans to further explore his passions for scientific illustration and photography working with rare and unusual plants.

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