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The Curious Case of the Prickly Callery Pear: Interview with Theresa Culley Between the Leaves at the Lloyd

    • Society & Culture

In this episode of Between the Leaves at the Lloyd, join professor, botanist and invasive species expert Theresa Culley, PhD, as she describes how a chance encounter with a sapling she couldn't identify shifted the course of her research career. Now a national expert on the pretty and pernicious Callery Pear (also known as the Bradford Pear), Culley leads efforts to limit the spread and harm of invasive species in Ohio. Like so many other important stories about nature in the state and beyond, this one has roots that reach back into the collections at the Lloyd.

In this episode of Between the Leaves at the Lloyd, join professor, botanist and invasive species expert Theresa Culley, PhD, as she describes how a chance encounter with a sapling she couldn't identify shifted the course of her research career. Now a national expert on the pretty and pernicious Callery Pear (also known as the Bradford Pear), Culley leads efforts to limit the spread and harm of invasive species in Ohio. Like so many other important stories about nature in the state and beyond, this one has roots that reach back into the collections at the Lloyd.

12 min

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