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Botany Lunch

    Botany Lunch meets Fridays at noon during the academic year in the Herbarium Break Room (enter via 1001 Valley Life Sciences Building)

Fall 2008 schedule

Sep. 12: Bier Kraichak (Grad student, Mishler Lab)
Habitat Associations of Macrolichens on a Boreal Island in the Bay of Fundy, New Brunswick, Canada.


Sep. 19: Ben Carter (Grad Student, Mishler Lab)
Systematics & Biogeography of the moss genus Scleropodium


Sep. 26: Debra Valov (Volunteer, University and Jepson Herbaria and UC Botanical Garden)
An Overview of the Flora of Baja California Sur


Oct. 3: Ricardo Garilleti and Paco Lara (Professors, Universidad de Valencia & Universidad Autónoma de Madrid)
On the interpretation of morphological characters in the moss genus Orthotrichum Hedw.


Oct. 10: Hiltje Maas-van de Kamer (Nationaal Herbarium Nederland)
Fascinating "saps": a summary of research on Neotropical mycoheterotrophic plants


Oct. 17: Paul Maas (Nationaal Herbarium Nederland)
Neotropical Highlights: some of the most interesting plant families illustrated.


Oct. 24: Don Les (Professor, U. of Connecticut)
Hydrophily - by the seat of my pants


Oct. 31: Daniela Soleri (U. of California, Santa Barbara)
Traditional farmers and the crop plants they manage: understanding farmer knowledge and practice and opportunities for collaboration with scientists.


Nov. 7: Matt Guilliams (Grad Student, Baldwin Lab).
The Phylogenetic Relationships of the Pussypaws (Calyptridium, Portulacaceae):  a Difficult Group of (Mostly) Californian Plants


Nov. 14: Ihsan Al-Shehbaz (Missouri Botanical Garden)
Diversity, systematics, and phylogeny of the Brassicaceae.


Nov. 21


Nov. 28: No Botany Lunch


Dec. 5: John Game, (Research Associate, University & Jepson Herbaria)
Starting in on Botanizing Oregon


Dec 12: Brent Mishler (Professor & Director, University & Jepson Herbaria) and
Elaine Fok (Undergraduate Student, Mishler Lab).
The Moorea Biocode Project, with special reference to bryophytes


Dec 19: TBA