Deborah Rogers Deborah Rogers is the Director of Conservation Science for the Center for Natural Lands Management, a nonprofit based in California. Dr. Rogers' research has focused on the genetic diversity of native plant species and better understanding how to conserve that diversity to support adaptation and species longevity. She also founded and directs the Monterey Pine Forest Ecology Cooperative, a nonpolitical forum for transferring scientific information to management and regulation of coastal California forest ecosystems. Her expertise on these topics has been valued internationally and she is an Associate Editor of the Native Plants Journal .