Dr. Sean Griffin
Director of Science & Conservation
Dr. Griffin received his Ph.D. from Michigan State University in 2019, studying the response of plants and pollinators to habitat corridors, prescribed burning, and other management techniques across restored grasslands in Illinois and Michigan.
A year later, he began working with Wildflower Center staff and volunteers as a post-doctoral researcher with the Jha Lab at the University of Texas at Austin. In this capacity, he led a study of the long-term effects of burning and seeding across the Cross Timbers ecoregion of northern Texas and Oklahoma.
As the Center’s first Director of Science and Conservation, Dr. Griffin is charged with increasing the Center’s capacity to positively impact Texas landscapes by creating new opportunities for university students, researchers, and land stewards throughout the state.
Interested in joining the Wildflower Center’s research team? Dr. Griffin’s lab seeks to understand the mechanisms and effects of ecological restoration by using landscape scale experiments and long-term monitoring of ecological communities both at the Center and across Texas. Visit Dr. Griffin’s lab page for details.