The Seed Biology Research Group represents a dynamic mix of scientists interested in discovering how seeds work then applying this knowledge to conservation, restoration, and seed production practice. Research in the lab is interdisciplinary in nature and spans such diverse topics as: ecology, ecophysiology, stress physiology, developmental biology, and horticulture. The group conducts field, greenhouse and lab-based studies. For example, work has been conducted in Apalachicola National Forest, TNC-Disney Wilderness Preserve, the Green Swamp, and various state parks.
Dr. Pérez is also a founding member of the Plant Restoration & Conservation Horticulture Research Consortium. This collaborative group works to merge horticultural technologies to conserve and restore plant diversity in ecosystems. More information can be found at: