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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). Please contact Andrew Doran if you are interested in giving a talk.
ALL WELCOME!!

Spring 2014 schedule
Click here to view schedules from previous sessions.

Jan. 24 Nancy Morin (Vice President for Business and Development, Flora of North America; Research Associate, University & Jepson Herbaria)
Quandaries in Campanulaceae phylogenies

 

Special Botany Lunch: Candidate for Faculty/Curator position
Jan 28th, Tuesday 11:30 (note special day and time)
Ivalú Cacho (Postdoctoral Researcher, Strauss Lab., Department of Ecology & Evolution and Center for Population Biology, University of California, Davis)
From true islands to habitat islands: systematics and ecology in the Caribbean and California

Strauss Lab

 

Special Botany Lunch: Candidate for Faculty/Curator position
Jan 31, 12:00 noon
Felipe Zapata (Postdoctoral Fellow, Dunn Lab, Department of ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Brown University)
Species delimitation using morphological data: the fundamental role of natural history collections in biodiversity science

 

Special Botany Lunch: Candidate for Faculty/Curator position
Feb. 4, Tuesday 11:30 (note special day and time)
Carl Rothfels (Postdoctoral Fellow, Otto Lab, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada)
Adventures with a cosmopolitan fern family

 

Special Botany Lunch: Candidate for Faculty/Curator position
Feb. 7, 12:00 noon
Chuck Bell (Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, The University of New Orleans)
Inferring evolutionary processes in the flora of western North America: an integrative, collections-based approach

 

Special Botany Lunch: Candidate for Faculty/Curator position
Feb. 14, 12:00 noon
Rick Ree (Curator of Seed Plants, Botany Department, The Field Museum, Chicago; Faculty member of the Committee on Evolutionary Biology graduate program at the University of Chicago, and the Assistant Director of the Biodiversity Synthesis Center (BioSynC))
Stitching together the tree of life, from its finest to deepest branches

 

Feb. 21 Adam Roddy (Graduate Student, Dawson Lab., Department of Integrative Biology, University of California, Berkeley)
A physiological approach to the ecology and evolution of flowers

 

Feb. 28 Jim Shevock (Research Associate, University & Jepson Herbaria, California Academy of Sciences)
The opportunities and challenges of collecting rheophytic bryophytes in Taiwan and mainland China

 

Mar. 7 Joe Hereford (Post Doc., Ackerly Lab. University of California, Berkeley)
Evolution of photosynthetic pathways and adaptation across climate gradients

 

Mar. 14 Marcos Carlucci (Ackerly Lab., Department of Integrative Biology, University of California, Berkeley)
Regional phylogenetic composition and local phylogenetic structure of tree communities in the Neotropics and Afrotropics

 

Mar. 21 Jeff Benca (Grad. Student, Looy Lab, Department of Integrative Biology, University of California, Berkeley)
Testing climatic influences on leaf shape across the vascular plant tree of life

Looy Lab

 

Mar. 28 No Botany Lunch. Academic and Administrative Holiday

 

Apr. 4 John Game (Research Associate, University & Jepson Herbaria)
The World’s Rarest Fern and more: Hawaii 2013

 

Apr. 11 Kerry Knudsen (Curator of Lichens, Herbarium of U. C. Riverside, University of California, Riverside)
Lichens of Joshua Tree National Park

 

Apr. 18 Kate Davis (Director, Global Studies, San Jose State University)
At Home in the Wild: The Botanical Adventures of Ynes Mexia

 

Apr. 25 Andrew Doran (Assistant Director for Collections, University & Jepson Herbaria)
Digitization at UC/JEPS, History, People, Plants, Projects

 

May 2 Heath Bartosh (Senior Botanist, Nomad Ecology; Research Associate, University & Jepson Herbaria)
Botanizing Jepson's Backyard, The Solano County Flora Project

 

May 9 Alan Smith (Curator of Pteridophytes, University & Jepson Herbaria, University of California, Berkeley)
Botanizing southwestern Australia, a biodiversity hotspot