Barbara Joe Hoshizaki is president of the American Fern Society. She was professor of botany at Los Angeles City College and research associate at the University of California, Los Angeles, and president of the Southern California Horticultural Institute and the Los Angeles International Fern Society, vice president of the Pacific Horticultural Foundation, and has served on the boards of many horticultural and botanical organizations. She is an honorary member of the American Fern Society, the Los Angeles International Fern Society, and the South Florida Fern Society. She has traveled widely, introduced many species into cultivation, and written numerous articles, mainly on ferns in cultivation Robbin C. Moran is associate curator at the New York Botanical Garden. He worked for years at the Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis He has published more than 50 scientific papers on ferns, taught pteridology courses in Costa Rica, Venezuela, Ecuador, and Bolivia, and traveled widely in Latin America, Thailand, and Taiwan. In addition to his research, he serves as associate editor for the American Fern Journal and BrittoniaHoshizaki, Barbara Joe is the author of 'Fern Grower's Manual ' with ISBN 9780881924954 and ISBN 0881924954.