Claudia Knab-Vispo is a field botanist with the Farmscape Ecology Program, a research and outreach branch of Hawthorne Valley Association. She received her PhD in Land Resources from University of Wisconsin-Madison and her Diplome Arbeit from Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet Muenchen, Munich Germany.
After working on enthnobotany in Venezuela, she returned to look at the plants of farm fields and wilder places in and around Columbia County. Much of her recent work has involved following-up on Rogers McVaugh's 1930’s publication of Columbia County Flora. With the help of Rogers' unpublished fieldnotes, Claudia has been returning to his sampling sites in order to update our botanical knowledge of the County. hvfarmscape.org