Brian Boom Headshot

Curator Emeritus

Brian M. Boom is Curator Emeritus in the International Plant Science Center at the New York Botanical Garden.


In the decade since Brian Boom’s piece was published, the U.S. – Cuba relationship has seen many ups and downs. He highlights this evolution and emphasizes the continued need for scientific cooperation to protect our shared biodiversity.


Despite long-standing political tensions, a government-to-government agreement on the environment can help preserve U.S. and Cuban biodiversity while encouraging positive dialogue on issues of mutual interest.