Botany Lunch

    Botany Lunch meets Fridays at noon 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 2015. Please contact Andrew Doran if you are interested in giving a talk.

Fall 2014 schedule
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Aug 29th Dylan Burge, Assistant Curator, Department of Botany, California Academy of Sciences
Equatorial Ice: A photographic journey to Mount Kenya


Sep. 5th Else Vellinga, Bruns Lab., Department of Plant & Microbial Biology, University of California, Berkeley.
Fungi at CAL: The MaCC-project & the UC Herbarium


Sep. 12th Joe Miller, National Science Foundation and the Centre For Australian National Biodiversity Research, Australian National Herbarium
Integrating biodiversity data with the Tree of Life: visualizations and data for the Australian flora


Sep. 19th Winnie Hsiung, Graduate Student, Looy Lab, Department of Integrative Biology
The last interglacial vegetation shifts in California and oak pollen morphology study

Looy Lab


Sep. 26th Lisa Offringa, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Stanford Prevention Research Center, Stanford University School of Medicine
Medicinal Plants of Northern Thailand for the Treatment of Cognitive Impairment in the Elderly


Oct. 3rd Ben Wilder, visiting researcher Baldwin Lab and Director and co-founder, Next Generation Sonoran Desert Researchers
Historical Biogeography of Islands in the Gulf of California

Next Generation Sonoran Desert Researchers


Oct. 10th Gracie Benson-Martin, Graduate Student, Specht Lab., Integrative Biology, University of California Berkeley
In Search of California Mariposa Lilies: Notes and Images from the Field


Oct. 17th Stephen Sharnoff, Research Associate, University & Jepson Herbaria & Missouri Botanical Garden
Discovering California Lichens


Oct. 24th Stephen McCabe, Director of Research & Curator of Succulents, University of Santa Cruz Arboretum
Dudleya Adventures, Evolution, and Cultivation


Oct. 31st Erin Riordan, Post Doc, Ackerley Lab. & Peggy Feidler (UC NRS)
Evaluating the effectiveness of the UC Natural Reserve System in protecting California's rare plants under climate change


Nov. 7th Tom Daniel, Curator, California Academy of Sciences
The History of Botany at CAS


Nov. 14th Shelly Benson, President, California Lichen Society
Lichens for monitoring air quality and climate change


Nov. 21st Allison Kidder, graduate student, Dawson Lab Group, ESPM
Intraspecific variation in Baccharis pilularis water relations and related functional traits.


Nov. 29th No Botany Lunch. Academic & Administrative Holiday


Dec. 5th Jennie Haas Botanist, Stanislaus National Forest, US Forest Service.


Dec. 12th Ron Felzer, Emeritus Instructor in Environmental Science/Biology/Forestry, Merritt College, Oakland, California
Natural History of the Ozarks, Missouri