25th Jan. Janell Hillman, Botanist, Stream Stewardship Division, Santa
Clara Valley Water District "Dam the luck! How the Anderson Dam seismic
retrofit has led to fascinating new insights into the ecology, evolution
and conservation of the Coyote ceanothus (Ceanothus ferrisiae)".
Feb. 15th Thiago Andre, Visiting Graduate Student at Specht Lab Graduate
Student at the Biodiversity and Evolutionary Biology Program Federal
University of Rio de Janeiro "Evolution of geographic distributions within
the South American clade of the Costaceae (Zingiberales)".
Apr. 12 Tracy Misiewicz, Fine Lab. Dept. of Integrative Biology University
of California, Berkeley "Ecological divergence and reproductive isolation
in an Amazonian tree species: Protium subserratum (Burseraceae)"
Apr.19 Ani Lee, Undergrad. Student Mishler Lab. Department of Integrative
Biology, University of California, Berkeley "Phylogenetic Diversity and
Phylogenetic Endemism as Metrics for Identifying Critical Regions of
Conifer Conservation in Australia"