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This registry is a list of members of the Long Island Botanical Society who have submitted their names as speakers and field trip leaders. LIBS has not reviewed nor is it responsible for the content of presentations. Interested parties should contact speakers directly.

Speakers' Bureau
Margaret Conover
Margaret Conover is a botanist and science educator. She received her Ph.D. in 1982 for research she conducted on leaves of the lily family in Australia. Now retired, Margaret has enjoyed a career as a museum director while teaching botany part-time at Stony Brook University, the New York Botanical Garden, and the New York Center for Teacher Development. She is a Master Gardener, a member of the promising plants committee of The Herb Society of America, and co-founder and newsletter editor of the Long Island Botanical Society. In 2006, Dr. Conover founded a small business: Chia Power, dedicated to the promotion of the use of chia seeds for fun and food.


Andrew Greller
Andrew Greller, a native New Yorker, received the Ph.D. from Columbia University, in 1967. He is Professor Emeritus at the City University of New York (CUNY). Throughout his 30-year career at Queens College, he taught numerous college and university-level courses on botany, ecology and bioclimatology. He continues to teach in the graduate program in Biology at CUNY. He is a Research Associate of the New York Botanical Garden and the Brooklyn Botanic Garden (formerly). He leads field trips and presents lectures on a wide range of botanical and ecological topics.