University and Jepson Herbaria Botany Lunch
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Botany Lunch

Botany Lunch is held Fridays noon - 1:00 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 2011. Please contact
Andrew Doran if you are interested in giving a talk.

Fall 2011 schedule

August 26th Panayoti Kelaidis (Senior Curator and Director of Outreach, Denver Botanic Gardens, Denver CO)
"Beyond the Great Divide"

September 2 Mark Mudge and Carla Schroer (Cultural Heritage Imaging)
"Robust Photography based, Digital Imaging Techniques for Cultural Heritage and the Natural Sciences"

September 9 Jim Shevock (Research Associate, University & Jepson Herbaria, California Academy of Sciences)
"Botanizing Tierra del Fuego"

September 16 Bruce Baldwin (Professor, Integrative Biology, Curator, Jepson Herbarium, University of California, Berkeley)
"Self-incompatibility, pollen limitation, and endangerment in the Hawaiian silversword alliance (Compositae) on Kaua`i"

September 23 Tom Carlson (Professor, Integrative Biology, UC Berkeley, Curator of Ethnobotany)
"Native Food Plants of California"

September 30 Carlos Garcia-Verdugo (Post Doc Baldwin Lab)
"Microevolutionary studies on island plants: hypotheses, approaches and patterns"

October 7 No Botany Lunch

October 14 Mike Vasey (PhD Candidate, UC Santa Cruz and Lecturer, Biology Department, San Francisco State University)
"Taking a regional approach to understanding (and conserving) maritime chaparral"

October 21 Nancy Morin (Vice President for Business and Development, Flora of North America, Research Associate, University & Jepson Herbaria) Flora of North America Project
"Nemacladus: some answers, new questions"

October 28 Nate Swenson (Professor, Michigan State University)
"The distribution of woody plant functional and phylogenetic diversity from local to continental scales."

November 4 Anna Larsen (Research Associate, University & Jepson Herbaria)
"Natural and Cultural History of Angel Island"

November 11 No Botany Lunch. Academic and Administrative Holiday

November 18 Risto Virtanen (Senior Curator, Botanical Museum of Oulu (OULU). Department of Biology, University of Oulu)
"*Otatea* a Mesoamerican bamboo: phylogeny, taxonomic revision and new species."

November 25 No Botany Lunch. Academic and Administrative Holiday

December 1 Special Botany Lunch: Sarah Mathews (Sargent Fellow, Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University)
"Gymnosperms on the Tree of Life: Resolving the Phylogeny of Seed Plants." December 2 Michael Park (Grad Student, Baldwin Lab)
"Spiny bastards and spiny phylogenies: Eryngium (Apiaceae) and surprises"

December 9 Scott Simono (University & Jepson Herbaria, Graduate Student, Patterson Lab, Department of Biology, San Francisco State University)
"*Thermopsis* (Fabaceae) - where to begin? Investigating the identity of an infrequent California native"