Mission & History of  The Arboretum

Haskins in fescue_sm.jpgDr. Kristin Haskins

Director of Research

Kris started with The Arboretum in 2006 after a three-year post-doc at Northern Arizona University (NAU) working in a mycorrhizal ecology laboratory.  After growing up in New Hampshire, Kris moved to Lexington, KY where she completed her B.S. and M.S. in Biology at The University of Kentucky.  She then attended NAU for her dissertation work in piñon-juniper ecosystems.  Currently, her research interests include conservation ecology of rare plants, restoration ecology and developing native plant materials for re-vegetation.  Kris recently completed co-editing a technical book on plant reintroduction entitled, Plant Reintroduction in a Changing Climate: Promises and Perils, with her dear colleague Dr. Joyce Maschinski.  Dr. Haskins lives happily with her husband, two boys, two horses, two dogs, five chickens and four fish.  In her rare spare moments, she enjoys horseback riding, reading juicy fiction novels, and playing with her kids.