November Event - CSI: Plants!

posted Oct 29, 2013, 2:36 PM by Marty Nielsen   [ updated Oct 29, 2013, 2:36 PM ]
Location:  Norma Hoffman Visitor Center - Huntley Meadows Park, 3701 Lockheed Blvd, Alexandria, Va, 22306
Date/Time:  Wednesday November 13
Topic:  CSI:  Plants
Speaker:  Steven B. Carroll

Plants have been used in criminal investigations for hundreds of years. Seeds or plant debris found at a crime scene, details of plant anatomy, stomach content analysis, DNA sequence information, and more have provided evidence in crimes ranging from smuggling to kidnapping to murder.

At the Friends of Dyke Marsh quarterly meeting Dr. Steven B. Carroll will discuss famous cases, modern techniques, and some surprising ways in which plant evidence is used in the investigation of crimes. Steve Carroll is Director of Public Programs at the State Arboretum of Virginia and Blandy Experimental Farm, University of Virginia. He is a botanist and plant ecologist, speaks frequently about plants and gardening, and is co-author of Ecology for Gardeners, published by Timber Press.
The program is cosponsored by the American Horticultural Society, the TreeStewards of Arlington & Alexandria, and the Potowmack Chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society.

It is free and open to the public.