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Division of Natural Sciences & MathematicsDepartment of Biological Sciences

Faculty & Staff

Professor - Arboretum Director

Martin F. Quigley

Martin Quigley

Office:  Boettcher West 218

Office Phone: 303-871-3973






  • BA, English and Comparative Literature - Cornell University - Ithaca, NY
  • Master, Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning - Utah State University - Logan, Utah
  • PhD, Plant Ecology - Louisiana State University - Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Research Interests

Quigley's teaching has included Restoration Ecology, Landscape Graphics and Design, Landscape, Plant Selection, Basic Biology, Environmental Biology, Ecological Field Methods, Plant Ecology and Ethnobotany. He also initiated a field course in Tropical Conservation Biology, under the auspices of the Organization for Tropical Studies in Costa Rica.

Quigley is also a licensed landscape architect and an environmental and planning consultant. He has worked on historic landscape renovations, rails-to-trails conversions, vegetation surveys and other environmental analyses, and botanic garden enhancements. His current research focus is stewardship and restoration of fragmented second-growth forests, green roof plantings with native species, the creation of vegetated swales for filtration of urban runoff, and suppression of woody exotic invasives. His goal is to promulgate a greater awareness of uniquely regional habitats and plant associations, their fragility and resilience - and how humans, in our alterations of the landscape, must work with the ecosystem rather than attempt to replace it with an unsustainable image.

Link to Quigley's publications (.pdf)