Bryan Connolly

Regional Network: 
New England Regional Network
Class Year: 
2008
Position: 
doctoral Candidate
Organization: 
University of Connecticut

Bryan Connolly is a first year doctoral student at the University of Connecticut studying the combined impact of deer and invasive plant species on the native flora of New England. Bryan is also a small-scale organic vegetable grower conserving rare heirloom crop diversity and developing new plant varieties on his farm. Additionally, he is a botanical consultant for the Connecticut Chapter of The Nature Conservancy. Previously Bryan has worked surveying rare plant populations for the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection, coordinating a volunteer invasive plant survey at the New England Wild Flower Society, and as an instructor at Connecticut College teaching classes in environmental studies, sustainable agriculture, and field botany.