Pritzlaff Conservation Award
Botanist Susan Mazer receives the Honorable John C. Pritzlaff Conservation Award from the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden.
Dr. Mazer's research as a botanist and evolutionary plant ecologist has furthered the conservation of some of the rarest plant species in California and has influenced the design of habitat restoration efforts.
Mazer, a professor in UC Santa Barbara’s Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology (EEMB), has contributed to the scientific understanding of plant evolution and adaptation to change.
In recognition of her achievements both in California and around the world, the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden has awarded Mazer the Honorable John C. Pritzlaff Conservation Award. Named for a former Santa Barbara Botanic Garden trustee and lifelong champion of the environment, the award aims to inspire others to understand the importance of plant conservation.