Ken Marr, Ph.D., Botany. Ken grew up in a family of field biologists in the foothills of the Colorado Rocky Mountains, and has always enjoyed being outside. He feels fortunate to be involved in learning about the natural world and by doing so contributing to conservation. Ken values the integration of Christian faith, care of creation, conservation science and education in a cross-cultural and collaborative context, that are at the core of A Rocha. Ken received his BA in Environmental Biology from the University of Colorado, MS in Botany from the University of Hawaii and PhD in Botany from the University of British Columbia. Currently Ken is Curator of Botany at the Royal British Columbia Museum. His interests include the biogeography and floristics of British Columbia’s alpine vascular flora, classification of plants in the grass family, invasive plants, and crop domestication in Asia.