UH selects Chicago botanist as director of Lyon Arboretum
The University of Hawaii at Manoa has selected a botanist from Chicago to be the new director of the Lyon Arboretum.
Christopher Dunn, currently executive director for research programs and Smith family curator of native habitats at the Chicago Botanic Garden, will assume his new position in April, according to a UH-Manoa news release.
"Dr. Dunn is a nationally respected leader in this field, and I'm confident that he'll be a tremendous leader to our staff and dedicated corps of volunteers," said Gary K. Ostrander, Manoa vice chancellor for research, in a written news release.
Dunn was selected after a national search. He received his bachelor's degree in botany from the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry, a master's degree in plant ecology from Indiana State University at Terre Haute and his doctorate in plant ecology from the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee.
The position pays between $130,000 and $150,000 a year.
The Harold L. Lyon Arboretum in Manoa is home to a collection that includes introduced and native Hawaiian plants. Its facilities are used for research and child and adult educational programs.