Naomi Fraga

My research interests are in floristics, pollination biology, and conservation biology. At the Garden I serve as Director of Conservation Programs. In this capacity I provides programmatic leadership and management to the plant conservation programs at the garden. To find out more about the conservation program please visit the Biodiversity and Conservation page. I am also a recent graduate of the PhD program in Botany at CGU and the Garden. My research focuses on the genus Erythranthe formerly known as Mimulus. For more information on my research please visit my website. (

Mimulus discolor (yellow form)Mimulus discolor (pink form)






PhD Botany, Claremont Graduate University; Dissertation: Diversity, Endemism, and Conservation of California monkeyflowers: a case study in Erythranthe section Paradantha (Phrymaceae). Advisor: Dr. Lucinda McDade

May 2005 M.S. Botany, Claremont Graduate University; Thesis: A Vascular Flora of the Owens Peak Eastern Watershed, Kern County, California. Advisor: Dr. J. Travis Columbus
June 2002 B.S. Biology& Botany, California Polytechnic University at Pomona


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