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2023 CFWE Fall Seminar Series – Brian Keener

October 24, 2023 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Brian Keener

The 2023 Fall Seminar Series will feature Brian Keener, Professor of Biology at the University of West Alabama. Dr. Keener will give a talk titled “Recent discoveries in the Alabama flora and introducing the UWA Cahaba Biodiversity Center” on Tuesday, Oct. 24, at 3:30 p.m. in Room 2217 of the College of Forestry, Wildlife and Environment Building located at 602 Duncan Drive, Auburn, AL.  

Dr. Keener is hosted by Michelle Giddens, Bibb County Extension Coordinator, and Dr. Jessica Daniel, Professor of Practice at the College of Forestry, Wildlife and Environment. Dr. Keener will delve into the recent botanical discoveries in a state known for its surprising biodiversity. These discoveries include several rare endemic species. Additionally, Dr. Keener will introduce the UWA Cahaba Biodiversity Center, Alabama’s newest biological field station. 

Dr. Keener is a Professor of Biology at The University of West Alabama in Livingston, Assistant Dean of the School of Graduate Studies, and Director of the UWA Cahaba Biodiversity Center. He curates the UWA Herbarium, directs the Alabama Plant Atlas ( and teaches several botanical courses at UWA. His research interests include taxonomy and systematics of vascular plants and herbarium curation. He specifically studies the floristics and plant biodiversity of the southeastern U.S. and with an emphasis in Alabama. 

Faculty, students, and the public are invited to attend this program. Advanced registration is not required.  Refreshments will be available after the seminar, and CFEs are available upon request. Parking is available on the third and fourth floors in the South Quad Parking Deck across from the CFWE Building on Duncan Drive. To receive announcements about future seminars, download the 2023 Fall Seminar Calendar or request to join our email list at 

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October 24, 2023
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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