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 Spring 2018. Please contact Catherine Rushworth if you are interested in giving a talk.


Fall 2017 schedule
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Sep. 1  Rob Skelton, Post Doc. Ackerly Lab, Department of Integrative Biology, University of California, Berkeley
     Legacies of drought in Californian mixed evergreen and deciduous oak woodlands.


Sep. 8  Rosemary Romero, Grad. Student, Lindberg and Sousa labs, Department of Integrative Biology, University of California, Berkeley
     Population dynamics of green tide macroalgae in the central San Francisco Bay.


Sep. 15  Danielle Black, Grad Student, Hodges Lab, Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology, University of California, Santa Barbara
     Examining the genetic basis of serpentine adaptation in a California endemic, Aquilegia eximia.


Sep. 22  Andrea Williams, Vegetation Ecologist,Marin Municipal Water District.
     Species lost, found, and on the edge of gone from Mt. Tamalpais.


Sep. 29  Emily Josephs, Postdoc, Coop and Ross-Ibarra Labs, University of California, Davis.
     Selection’s role in shaping genetic variation in wild and domesticated plants.


Oct. 6  Tommy Jenkinson, Postdoc, Rosenblum Lab (ESPM), University of California, Berkeley.
     Estrangement, Competition, and Sex in the Amphibian Chytrid Fungus.


Oct. 13  Lúcia Lohmann, Professor, Department of Botany, University of Sao Paulo, and visiting faculty, Fine lab.
     The Origin and Evolution of the Neotropical Biota: Insights from the Bignoniaceae.


Oct. 20  Michael Barker, Assistant Professor, University of Arizona.
     Gene expression plasticity and the persistence of species across scales of environmental variation.


Oct. 27  Nathan Wales, postdoc, Blackman Lab, Department of Plant and Microbial Biology, University of California, Berkeley.
     A pathogen and a delicacy: analysis of historic DNA from Ustilago maydis.


Nov. 3  Nathalie Nagalingum, Associate Curator and McAllister Chair of Botany, California Academy of Sciences.
     Using NGS to understand the biodiversity and evolution of cycads.


Nov. 10  No Botany Lunch - Academic and Administrative Holiday


Nov. 17  Allyson Ayalon, Public Programs Coordinator, University & Jepson Herbaria, University of California, Berkeley.
     Perfect Timing: The 2017 Adventures of the Jepson Workshop Program.


Nov. 24  No Botany Lunch - Academic and Administrative Holiday


Dec. 1  Heritiana Ranarivelo, Research Associate, California Academy of Sciences Botany Department.
     Biogeography and species delimitation of the poorly known Afro-Malagasy genus Psorospermum (Hypericaceae), with a focus on the Malagasy species.


Dec. 8  Will Freyman, PhD candidate, Baldwin Lab, Department of Integrative Biology, University of California, Berkeley.
     Finishing talk. Discontinuities, voids, and tangles in the tree of life.