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

Fall 2009 schedule

Fall 2009 schedule

Aug. 28 2009: Dan Norris (Research Botanist, University & Jepson Herbaria)
Life Strategies of Bryophytes in Tropical Rainforests.

4 Sep. 2009: Lenny Kouwenberg (Paleobotany postdoc for Cindy Looy)
Paleobotanical proxies for paleoelevation: a case study on a Miocene flora from the Sierra Nevada.

11 Sep. 2009: Anneleen Kool (PhD Candidate, Uppsala University)
Paronychia of the Andes: Preliminary results, difficult morphology and vague pictures from one of South America's least attractive genera.

18 Sep. 2009: Hugo de Boer (PhD Candidate, Uppsala University)
Plant trade in Southern Morocco: Market Ethnobotany and Molecular Barcoding.

25 Sep. 2009: Daniel Gluesenkamp, Ph.D. (Director, Habitat Protection and Restoration)

The Bay Area Early Detection Network.

2 Oct. 2009: Aaron Ramirez (Graduate Student, Ackerly Lab.)
Trouble in paradise: Alien deer drive mortality of native shrubs on Santa Catalina Island.

9 Oct. 2009: Paul Fine (Assistant Professor, Integrative Biology, Curator of Neotropical Flora, University and Jepson Herbaria)
From 0 - 1974 m Elevation, 3000 km of Roads--Collecting all of Cuba's Burseraceae in 10 days.

16 Oct. 2009: Carolina Gomez-Navarro (Graduate student, Specht Lab)
Palms (Arecaceae) from a Paleocene rainforest of Colombia.

23 Oct. 2009: Richard Moe (Manager of Collections Data, University & Jepson Herbaria)
The Consortium of California Herbaria.

30 Oct. 2009: Gudrun Clausing (Institut für Spezielle Botanik und Botanischer Garten, Universität Mainz, Germany)
A taxonomic nightmare comes true: phylogeny, biogeography and evolution of Salicornia (Chenopodiaceae).

6 Nov. 2009: Kelly Agnew (Bioinformatics Specialist, University & Jepson Herbaria)
The Type Specimen Project of UC and JEPS.

13 Nov. 2009: Holly Forbes (Curator, UC Botanical Garden)
Conservation Adventures of the UC Botanical Garden.

20 Nov. 2009: Chodon Sass (Graduate Student, Specht Lab)
Phylogeny of core Bromelioids with a focus on Aechmea (Bromeliaceae): it’s not what you look like, it’s where you're from.

27 Nov. 2009: No Botany Lunch

Dec. 4 2009: Joachim Kadereit (Professor, University of Mainz, Director, Institut für Spezielle Botanik und Botanischer Garten)
Phylogeny of Old World Papaveroideae.

Dec. 11 2009: Heath Bartosh (Senior Botanist & GIS Specialist, Nomad Ecological Consulting)
Heaven Burned: Post-Fire Flora of North Coast Ridge Road, Big Sur.

Dec.18 2009: No Botany Lunch