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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)
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Spring 2009 schedule

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! Don Farrar
(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.