|Botany Lunch meets Fridays at noon during the academic year in the
Herbarium Break Room (enter via 1001 Valley Life Sciences Building)
Fall 2011 schedule
Jan. 16: Don Hodel
(Environmental Horticulturist, University of California Cooperative Extension, Los Angeles County)
The Genus Pritchardia (Arecaceae) in Hawaii and the South Pacific.
Jan. 21: Special Botany Lunch!
(Emeritus Professor, Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Organismal Biology, Iowa State University)
Moonwort Systematics with an emphasis on California.
Jan. 23: Dick Beidleman (Research Associate, University & Jepson Herbaria)
In pursuit of Darwin.
Jan. 30: Laura Feinstein (Doctoral Student, UC Davis Graduate Group in Ecology) & Ingrid Hogle (Monitoring Program Manager, San Francisco Estuary Invasive Spartina Project)
Who's your Great-Great-Great-Great.Granddaddy? The dilemma of detecting highly introgressed Spartina alterniflora x foliosa hybrids in the San Francisco Bay.
Feb. 6: Rebecca Guenther (University & Jepson Herbaria)
Effects of elevated Temperature on Two species of Coralline Algae at Friday Harbor Labs, Washington.
Feb. 13: Bob Case (Co-chair of the Statewide CNPS Invasive Exotics Committee)
Invasive plants, the threat to California’s native flora.
Feb. 20: Eric Berlow (UC Merced, Sierra Nevada Research Institute)
Introduction to the new UC Merced Field Station in Yosemite.
Feb. 27: Dean Kelch (Associate Plant Systematist, California Department of Food and Agriculture)
Mimicking Science Interpretation; A trip to the Creation Museum.
Mar. 6: Barbara Ertter and Fosiee Tahbaz.
The American Iranian Botanical Program, past and future.
Mar. 13: Jake Ruygt
Plants of Napa County.
Mar. 20: Vincent Merckx (Postdoc Bruns Lab, UC Berkeley)
Evolution of myco-heterotrophy in flowering plants: patterns in time and space.
Mar. 27: No Botany Lunch.
Apr. 3: Christopher DiVittorio and Ben Carter (Grad. Student Fine and Ackerly Labs, PhD Candidate Mishler Lab)
A Botanical trip to Baja California.
Apr. 10: Joshua Povich (Grad Student Simms Lab)
A comparative examination of symbiosis in Lupinus bicolor and Lupinus nanus.
Apr. 17: Tom Schweich (Herbarium Volunteer)
Ecology of Swertia albomarginata.
Apr. 24: Joanna Clines (USDA Forest Service Forest Botanist)
Highlights of the Sierra Plants Project.
May 1: Dan Norris (Research Botanist, University & Jepson Herbaria)
Sampling Bryophyte Communities for the Niche Comparison of the Constituent Species.
May 8: Susan Tremblay (Grad Student, Mishler Lab)
Liverworts of California.
May 15: Chris Hobbs (Grad Student, Baldwin Lab)
Making sense of scents: Volatile terpenes--analysis, pathways, evolution and chemo-systematics.