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 2017. Please contact Andrew Doran if you are interested in giving a talk.

ALL WELCOME!!

Fall 2016 schedule
Click here to view schedules from previous sessions.

 

Aug. 26  California Plant Phylodiversity Project Team: Brent Mishler, Bruce Baldwin, David Ackerly, Andrew Thornhill, Will Freyman, Matt Kling & friends.
     Biodiversity, endemism, and turnover in the California flora revisited.

 

Sep. 2  Carl Rothfels, Assistant Professor and Faculty Curator, University Herbarium and Department of Integrative Biology, University of California, Berkeley
     Studying the hidden diversity of polyploid species complexes.

 

Sep. 9  Javier Jáuregui-Lazo, Grad. Student, Mishler Lab, Department of Integrative Biology, University of California, Berkeley
     Phylogeny of Acaena(Rosaceae): evidence of long-distance dispersal events in the Southern Hemisphere… and significant others..

 

Sep. 16  Anthony Ambrose, Post Doc., Dawson Lab, Department of Integrative Biology, University of California, Berkeley
     Explorations in California's redwood forest canopies: structure, function, and biodiversity in the world's tallest and largest trees.

 

Sep. 23  Ingrid Jordon-Thaden, PhD, Research Botanist-Herbaria, Lab Manager-Rothfels Lab, Lecturer, Department of Integrative Biology, University of California, Berkeley
     Reproductive Flexibility in Plants.

 

Sep. 30  Erin Patterson, Staff Research Associate, Blackman Lab, Department of Plant and Microbial Biology, University of California, Berkeley
     How the monkeyflower got its spots: Exploring floral pigment patterning and diversity in Mimulus.

 

Oct. 5  Special Botany Lunch. Shawn Laffan, Associate Professor, School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
     How sensitive is phylogenetic endemism to the randomisation model?

 

Oct. 7  Jason Alexander, Biodiversity Informatics Manager, University & Jepson Herbaria, University of California, Berkeley
     Divergent responses to Quaternary climate change in neoendemic varieties of Astragalus lentiginosus (Fabaceae).

 

Oct. 14  The Shirley Tucker Mini Symposium. Rikke Reese Næsborg, Research Associate, University & Jepson Herbaria, University of California, Berkeley
     Tiny critters on giant trees; what's growing on up there.

 

Oct. 21   Ga Hun Boo, Post Doctoral Scholar, Silva Center for Phycological Documentation, University & Jepson Herbaria, University of California, Berkeley
     Taxonomy and phylogeography of the upper intertidal genus Gelidiophycus (Rhodophyta) in East Asia.

 

Oct. 28  Ingrid Jordon-Thaden, PhD, Research Botanist-Herbaria, Lab Manager-Rothfels Lab, Lecturer, Department of Integrative Biology, University of California, Berkeley
     Botanical Illustration & Natural History.

 

Nov. 4  Tommy Stoughton, Associate Faculty, Center for the Environment at Plymouth State University, Plymouth, New Hampshire
     Evolution and Systematics of Claytonia lanceolata sensu lato (Montiaceae).

 

Nov. 11  No Botany Lunch. Academic and Administrative Holiday

 

Nov. 18  Gary Martin, Founder and Director, the Global Diversity Foundation
     High Atlas Amazigh (Berber) Folk Classification of Plants.
     See Also: Ethnobotanical Garden at Dar Taliba boarding house

 

Nov. 25  No Botany Lunch. Academic and Administrative Holiday

 

Dec. 2  Kevin Simonin, Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, San Francisco State University
     Cell size, genome size and the dominance of Angiosperms.

 

Dec. 9  Kate Waselkov, Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, California State University, Fresno
     Perplexing polyploidy in the Polemoniaceae: patterns in Phlox phylogenies.

 

Dec. 16  Tim Gregory, Visiting Scientist, University of California Botanical Garden at Berkeley.
     Ceratozamia TBA.