2017 Robert Allerton Award Presented to Dr. David H. Lorence for Extraordinary Contributions to Botany and Horticulture

The National Tropical Botanical Garden (NTBG) announced April 5, 2018, that it will bestow The Robert Allerton Award for Excellence in Tropical Botany or Horticulture, one of its highest scientific honors, to botanist Dr. David H. Lorence who serves as NTBG’s Director of Science and Conservation and as the institute’s B. Evans Chair of Botany.

The Robert Allerton Award is presented every other year in recognition of individuals who have made extraordinary contributions to botany or horticulture. Lorence was named as the 2017 Allerton Award recipient after being nominated by Dr. Warren L. Wagner, Research Botanist and Curator, Smithsonian Institution, Department of Botany.