Daniel Cisneros

Daniel started as an intern with our Rare Plant team and found his home in our Herbarium.

As an herbarium technician, Daniel Cisneros collects and preserves specimens for the Clifton Smith Herbarium at Santa Barbara Botanic Garden. Before taking on his current role, he first joined the Garden as a guest service associate and then transitioned to the Rare Plant Conservation Team as a rare plant intern. Cisneros’ curiosity and excitement for California’s native plants began during his undergraduate years at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he obtained a bachelor’s degree in ecology and evolution. During this time, he interned with the National Parks Service performing vegetation surveys. Cisneros then went on to assist in germination studies for rare plants with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Ecological Society of America.  

Research interests: invasive species, land management, ecology, herbaria, island biogeography   

Herbarium Technician