MARTIN F. QUIGLEY, MLA, Ph.D.
Kurtz Professor of Botany, Dept. of Biological Sciences, and
Director, Chester M Alter Arboretum
University of Denver
218 Boettcher West and
2050 East Iliff Ave.
Denver CO 80208
Ph.D. Plant Ecology/Botany (1994), Louisiana State University
MLA (Master of Landscape Arch. and Env. Planning) (1979), Utah State University
Design and the Natural Landscape (1984), Harvard University
B.A. English/Comparative Literature (1975), Cornell University
Deep Springs College (1971), Deep Springs, California
Growing up in a nursery and landscape business gave me a sound and life-long basis in all aspects of practical horticulture. My graduate education in Landscape Architecture added the elements of design, site planning and arboriculture, and my doctoral work trained me in field ecology, research in community structure and biodiversity, and scientific collaborations.
Over the last 20 years, I have taught Basic Botany, Plant Ecology, Ethnobotany, Environmental Science, Conservation Biology, Restoration Ecology, Landscape Design, Landscape Plant Materials, Landscape Construction, Landscape Maintenance, and other plant and landscape-based courses. My national and international travel, consulting and research projects have broadened my knowledge of ecosystem function, plant diversity and sustainable horticulture. I hope to bring these skills and experiences to the Alter Arboretum at the University of Denver.