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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.

Spring 2011 schedule

Jan 14th John Game (Research Associate, University & Jepson Herbaria)
"The Best of Pacific Botany: Lord Howe Island and Hawaii."

Jan 21st Felipe Zapata (Postdoctoral Researcher, Fine Lab)
"Systematics of Escallonia (Escalloniaceae)."

Jan 28th Xavier Mayali (Postdoctoral Researcher Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory)
"Where does marine phytoplankton organic matter go?"

Feb 4th Barbara Ertter (Curator of Western North American Flora, University & Jepson Herbaria)
"Plants and Peshmerga: Botanizing in Iraqi Kurdistan."

Feb 11th Tim Lowrey (Professor and Curator of the Herbarium, Museum of Southwestern Biology, University of New Mexico)
"The Flora of New Mexico."

Feb 18th Genevieve K. Walden. (Grad Student, Baldwin Lab)
"Deathly sickening odors and bits of fallen sky; conversations from Phacelia fieldwork."

Feb 25th Mary Guisinger, (NSF Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Biology) Specht Lab.
"Genomes Gone Wild: Accelerated Plastid Evolution in Flowering Plants."

March 4th Dean Kelch, (Senior Plant Taxonomist, Plant Pest Diagnostics Branch, California Department of Food and Agriculture)
"Flora of Carquinez Straits."

March 11th No Botany Lunch. (Jepson Workshop - A Crash Course in Definitions and Methods for Identifying and Delineating California Wetlands).

March 18th Frederica Bowcutt (Member of the Faculty, The Evergreen State College, Olympia WA.)
"Jepson in Defense of Tanoak."

March 25th no Botany Lunch

April 1st Eduardo Ruiz-Sanchez (Post Doc, Specht Lab) Lab
"*Otatea* a Mesoamerican bamboo: phylogeny, taxonomic revision and new species."

April 8th No Botany Lunch. Jepson Workshop: A Crash Course in Flowering Plant Families

April 15th Rikke Reese Naesborg (Research Associate, University & Jepson Herbaria)
"Saxicolous lichen communities at Sunset Crater, Arizona."

April 22 Matt Ritter, Associate Professor, Director, Plant Conservatory, California Polytechnic, San Louis Obispo.
"Diversity of Cultivated Trees in California".

April 29th Elizabeth Zacherias"
(Research Associate, University & Jepson Herbaria) "Phylogenetic Relationships of American Atriplex."

May 6th Yockteng Benalcazar (Visiting Research Scholar, Specht Lab Confirmed)
"Evolution of Passiflora-insect interactions."