Jennifer Possley

Jennifer Possley, M.S.


South Florida Conservation Program Manager
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden 
10901 Old Cutler Road
Miami, FL 33156 USA
Phone: 305-667-1651, ext. 3514


University of Florida, M.S., Agronomy
Kalamazoo College, B.A., Biology

Fields of Interest

  • Mapping and monitoring the rare flora of Miami-Dade County
  • Invasive plant ecology & management
  • Ferns of South Florida and the Caribbean

Recent Scientific Publications

Benda, N., J. Possley, D. Powell, C. Buchanan-McGrath and J. Cuda.  2012.  New host plant record for the poison ivy sawfly, Arge humeralis (Hymenoptera: Argidae), and its performance on two host plant species.  Florida Entomologist 95(2):529-531.

Fourqurean, J., T.J. Smith, J. Possley, T.M. Collins, D. Lee, and S. Namoff. 2010. Are mangroves in the tropical Atlantic ripe for invasion? Exotic mangrove trees in the forests of South Florida. Biological Invasions 12: 2509-2522.

Maschinski, J., D. A. Falk, S.J. Wright, J. Possley, J. Roncal, and K. S. Wendelberger. 2012. Optimal Locations for Plant Reintroductions in a Changing World. In J. Maschinski and K. E. Haskins (editors). Plant Reintroduction in a Changing Climate: Promises and Perils. Island Press, Washington DC.

Possley, J., S. Hodghes, E. Magnaghi and J. Maschinski.  2016.  Distribution of Croton linearis in Miami-Dade County preserves with potential for supporting the federally endangered butterflies Strymon acis bartrami and Anaea troglodyta floridalis.  Natural Areas Journal 36: 81-87.

Possley, J. and P. Howell. Misidentification of Microsorum scolopendria in South Florida.  2015.  American Fern Journal 105(2):127-130.

Possley, J., J. Maschinski, J Maguire and C.Guerra. 2014. Vegetation monitoring to guide management decisions in Miami's urban pine rockland preserves. Natural Areas Journal 34:154-165.