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IRC Launches Search for New Chief Executive

Friday, January 26, 2018

The Institute for Regional Conservation (IRC) seeks a Chief Executive (CE) to implement policies and programs and provide critical leadership to advance IRC’s mission and long-term vision. The successful candidate will work collaboratively with the Board of Directors, staff members, volunteers and partners to design, implement and curate innovative science-based conservation programs in Florida, the Caribbean and beyond. Based at IRC's office in Delray Beach, FL, the CE will oversee a staff of 10-15 and an annual budget of more than $500,000 derived from agency contracts, grants and other fundraising. A passion for biodiversity conservation, familiarity with technical aspects of ecological restoration, and the ability to develop collaborative relationships with government agencies, conservation groups and academia are desirable characteristics for the successful applicant.

To request a copy of the entire job description and application instructions, send an email to

IRC’s Chief Conservation Strategist, George Gann, coauthors paper with Alan S. Weakley et al. on taxonomic innovations in the vascular flora of the southeastern United States.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

IRC’s Chief Conservation Strategist, George Gann, is a coauthor on a paper recently published in the Journal of the Botanical Research Institute of Texas by Alan S. Weakly et al. titled “New Combinations, Rank Changes, and Nomenclatural and Taxonomic Comments in the Vascular Flora of the Southeastern United States. II” In this paper, Gann and Weakley rename the Florida bristle fern Didymoglossum punctatum subsp. floridanum. This species, formerly known as Trichomanes punctatum subsp. floridanum, was listed as federally Endangered in 2015 and is a species of high conservation concern. To read the paper, click here.

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