Botany Lunch

    Botany Lunch meets Fridays at noon during the academic year. Talks are in 1002 Valley Life Sciences Building (entrance in small corridor by north entrance on ground floor). Talks are already filling up for Fall 2015. Please contact Andrew Doran if you are interested in giving a talk.

Spring 2015 schedule
Click here to view schedules from previous sessions.

Jan. 23 Barbara Ertter, Curator of Western North American Flora, University & Jepson Herbaria, University of California, Berkeley
North Across Alaska: A Transect from Anchorage to the Brooks Range


Jan. 30 John Stebbins, Lecturer Emeritus, Department of Biology, California State University, Fresno. Rare Plant Committee Chair, Sequoia Chapter, California Native Plant Society
Helianthus winteri (Asteraceae): A new California Sunflower "Hiding in Plain Sight"


Feb. 6 Danny Slakey, Project Coordinator for the Rare Plant Treasure Hunt and Rare Plant Program Assistant, California Native Plant Society
Rare Plant Surveys in the Los Padres National Forest


Feb. 13 Andrew Thornhill, Post Doc., Mishler Lab., Department of Integrative Biology, University of California, Berkeley
Studies of a tree maker: the many uses of phylogenetics with a focus on Australian plants


Feb. 20 Stephen Yee, Grad. Student, Specht Lab., Department of Plant & Microbial Biology, University of California, Berkeley
Untangling the evolution of the Polycomb Group Proteins across eukaryotes


Feb. 27 Josie Iselin, Photographer, Author and Book Designer
An Ocean Garden: The Secret Life of Seaweed


Mar. 6 Caleb Caswell-Levy, Grad. Student, Mishler Lab., Department of Integrative Biology, University of California, Berkeley
John Muir Trail Hike

Mishler Lab


Mar. 13 Jennie Haas, Botanist, Stanislaus National Forest, U. S. Forest Service
Rim Fire: Challenges to Native Plant Restoration


Mar. 20 Heath Bartosh, Senior Botanist, Nomad Ecology, Research Associate, University & Jepson Herbaria & Brian Peterson, Botanist and Fire Ecologist, Nomad Ecology
Morgan Post-Fire Study: A Framework for Fire Followers and Fleeting Abundance

Nomad Ecology


Mar. 27th No Botany Lunch. Academic & Administrative Holiday


Apr. 3 Gordon Frankie, Professor, Dept. of Environmental Science, Policy, & Management, University of California, Berkeley
Bees, Blooms, and People: What do they have in common?

UC Berkeley Urban Bee Lab


Apr. 10 William Iles, Post Doc., Specht Lab, Department of Plant and Microbial Biology
The phylogenetics and evolution of the ancient and isolated angiosperm family Hydatellaceae


Apr. 17 Prahlad Papper, Grad. Student, Ackerly Lab, Dept. of Integrative Biology, University of California, Berkeley
The California Phenology Project


Apr. 24 Bruce Baldwin, W. L. Jepson Professor and Curator, Jepson Herbarium and Department of Integrative Biology
Revisiting origins and relationships of the California flora


May 1 Chris Gardner, Vira Natura
Flora of the Silk Road: assembling an illustrated Flora


May 8 John Game, Research Associate, University & Jepson Herbaria
Maui and Kauai: Further Explorations in Hawaiian Botany