Kelly Ksiazek-Mikenas is a 6th year PhD candidate in Plant Biology and Conservation at Northwestern University and the Chicago Botanic Garden. Her research interests include urban ecology, plant-pollinator interactions, population genetics and green infrastructure. Kelly's current work explores the potential of using urban green roofs for native plant conservation. As a previous high school science teacher, Kelly also enjoys writing about ecology for non-scientists and has recently coauthored a children's book about the environmental benefits of green roofs.
Content by Kelly Ksiazek-Mikenas
I was enjoying a picnic at a relative’s house this past weekend, and the topic of changes in the neighborhood came up. They included newly resurfaced roads, trees that had been lost in a wind stor