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Botany Lunch

Botany Lunch is held Fridays noon - 1:00 during the academic year. 1002 Valley Life Sciences Building.

Friday at noon in the herbaria seminar room, 1002 (entrance in small
corridor by north building entrance on ground floor).

Spring Schedule 2012:

Jan 13th Brent Mishler, Professor, Dept. Integrative Biology, Director, University & Jepson Herbaria, University of California, Berkeley. "Going over my sabbatical Down Under: phylodiversity studies on the Australian flora"

Jan 20th John Game Research Associate, University & Jepson Herbaria "Best of California Botany 2010-2011: Selected Jepson workshops and other excursions"

Jan 27th Dennis Dejardin Professor and Director of the Harry D. Thiers Herbarium, San Francisco State University Department of Biology "Illuminating Fungi - Diversity and Evolution of Bioluminescent Fungiā€.

Feb 3rd Ian McFadden Technical Manager, Tropical Conservation Science (Open Access eJournal) 'Biogeography of vertebrate seed dispersal in the Indo-Pacific: Tree community assembly and trait evolution across faunal lines'

Feb 10th David Ackerley Professor Dept. of Integrative Biology, Curator of Ecology, University and Jepson Herbaria "South Africa - travelogue and a bit of research"

Feb 17th Kathy Ann Miller (Researcher, University & Jepson Herbaria, University of California, Berkeley) Images, Databases and the Seaweed Flora of California....

Feb 24 Heath Bartosh Senior Botanist, Nomad Ecology "A foray to the top of Old Greyback (San Gorgonio Mountain 11,503 feet)"

March 2 Tom Parker, Professor, Department of Biology, San Francisco State University. Evolution of obligate seeding in Arctostaphylos: a hypothesis."

March 9 Sean A. O'Hara, Systems Analyst, California Digital Library, Branch co-founder & Advisory Board member The Mediterranean Garden Society (MGS) Jardin des plantes de Montpellier, 1593-2011.

March 16 Mike Perlmutter Rapid Response Coordinator Bay Area Early Detection Network (BAEDN) Prioritizing and promoting region-wide invasive plant management: a report on successes from the Bay Area Early Detection Network.

March 30 No Botany Lunch Academic and Administrative Holiday

April 6 Anu Eskelinen Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Environmental Science and Policy University of California, Davis. "Global change and low-productivity ecosystems: interactions between biotic ecosystem components and changing abiotic environment"

April 13 Aaron E. Sims, Rare Plant Botanist California Native Plant Society. "What qualifies a plant as rare and why should I care?: rarity and plant status ranking in California"

April 20 Daniel Gluesenkamp, Executive Director, Calflora, Calflora's second decade: cultivating collection and facilitating use of observation-based plant occurrence information.

April 27 Brian Haggerty, University of California, Santa Barbara, Reconstructing Flowering Times with Herbarium Specimens to Inform Climate Change Research and the California Phenology Project.

May 4 Ben Carter Grad Student, Mishler Lab "Systematics and ecology of the California moss genus Scleropodium"

May 11 Special Botany Lunch: Adam Wolf, Princeton University, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology "Examining biotic responses to climate change in the California flora"