Botany Lunch

         
    Botany Lunch meets during the academic year on Fridays at noon in the herbaria seminar room, 1002 Valley Life Sciences Building (entrance in small corridor by north building entrance on ground floor).
     Talks are already filling up for Fall 2018. Please contact Catherine Rushworth if you are interested in giving a talk.

ALL WELCOME!!

Spring 2018 schedule
Click here to view schedules from previous sessions.

 

Jan. 19  Jenna Baughman (Mishler lab), Joyce Chery (Specht/Rothfels labs), Isaac Marck (Baldwin lab), Ben Muddiman (Looy lab), Carrie Tribble (Specht/Rothfels labs), UC Berkeley IB/PMB graduate students.
     Grad students on parade.

 

Jan. 26  Alex Greenspan, PhD candidate, Cook Lab, Dept. of Plant Pathology, University of California, Davis
     Global genomic diversity of chickpea’s root-nodule bacteria.

 

Feb. 2  Dan Gates, Postdoc, Ross-Ibarra Lab, Dept. of Plant Sciences, University of California, Davis
     Predictability in the genetic basis of flower color and evolution.

 

Feb. 9  Forrest Freund, PhD candidate, Rothfels Lab, Department of Integrative Biology, University of California, Berkeley
     Evolutionary reduction in the lobation of Isoetes: Systematic and practical value.

 

Feb. 16  Jessie Uehling, Postdoc, Taylor and Brem labs (PMB), University of California, Berkeley
     Biogeography and diversity of the tropical ectomycorrhizal fungal genus Clavulina.

 

Feb. 23  Joyce Chery, PhD candidate, Specht and Rothfels Labs, Department of Integrative Biology, University of California, Berkeley
     Evolution of vascular cambial variants in Paullinia (Sapindaceae).

 

Mar. 2  Jairo Patiño, Postdoc, Gillespie lab (ESPM), University of California, Berkeley
     Island biogeography and evolution through the lens of bryophytes: insights from Macaronesia.

 

Mar. 9  Leander Anderegg, Postdoc, Dawson Lab, Department of Integrative Biology, University of California, Berkeley
     Taking physiology on the road: What we can learn from the collision of physiology and biogeography.

 

Mar. 16  Susan Tremblay, PhD candidate, Mishler and Looy Labs, Department of Integrative Biology, University of California, Berkeley
     Liverworts: the 'other' land plants.

 

Mar. 23  Jack Colicchio, Postdoc, Blackman lab (PMB), University of California, Berkeley
     El Niño and the evolution of epigenetic inheritance in annual plants.

 

Mar. 30  No Botany Lunch. Academic and Administrative Holiday

 

Apr. 6  Jason Cantley, Assistant Professor (Department of Biology), San Francisco State University.
     Plant biogeography of remote Pacific islands and sandstone monoliths of the Australian Monsoon Tropics.

 

Apr. 13  Melis Akman, Postdoc, Blackman lab (PMB), University of California, Berkeley
     Adaptation, plasticity and migration along climatic gradients in the common sugarbush (Protea repens) of South Africa.

 

Apr. 20  Open
     TBA..

 

Apr. 27  Mick Song, PhD student, Rothfels Lab, Department of Integrative Biology, University of California, Berkeley
     Soybean from a land down under: testing the dosage balance hypothesis in Glycine subgen. Glycine

 

May 4  Connor Fitzpatrick, PhD student, Johnson Lab (Biology Department), University of Toronto at Mississauga
     Assembly and ecological function of the angiosperm root microbiome.