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 2017. Please contact Andrew Doran if you are interested in giving a talk.

Spring 2016 Schedule
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Jan. 22 Barbara Ertter, Curator of Western North American Flora, University & Jepson Herbaria, University of California, Berkeley.
From the Paris of the Prairies to the Pacific: Western Canada Transect


Jan. 29 Jenna T. Baughman, Grad. Student, Mishler Lab., Dept. of Integrative Biology
The impacts of energetic trade-offs for the Mojave Desert moss Syntrichia caninervis (Pottiaceae)


Feb. 5 Mike Martin, Post-doc, Slatkin Lab., Dept. of Integrative Biology
Herbaria as genomic repositories: Case studies with Solanum, Ambrosia, and Scalesia


Feb. 12 Ingrid Jordon-Thaden, PhD, Research Botanist-Herbaria, Lab Manager-Rothfels Lab, Lecturer, Integrative Biology
Australian Spiny Solanums and Dioecy


Feb. 19 Seema Sheth, Post Doc. Ackerly and Baldwin Labs. Dept. of Integrative Biology
Determinants of geographic distribution in western North American monkeyflowers


Feb. 26 Cyrus Dioun, Grad Student, Oski Lab, Department of Sociology
The Classification and Commensuration of Cannabis Using Strain Pedigree and Image Data


Mar. 4 Jessica Budke, Esau Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California, Davis
Beneath the Veil: The Research History of the Maternal Moss Calyptra


Mar. 11 Noel Marie Graham, Field Associate, California, Academy of Sciences
The Never Ending Story: Conflicting patterns of genetic divergence within Linanthus dichotomus


Mar. 18 Forrest Freund, Grad. Student, Rothfels Lab., Dept. of Integrative Biology
Isoëtes: the genus and its place in the California Floristic Province


Mar. 25 No Botany Lunch: Academic and Administrative Holiday


Apr. 1 Brent Mishler, Professor, Dept. Integrative Biology, Director, University & Jepson Herbaria, University of California, Berkeley
The California Phylodiversity Project


Apr. 8 Andrew Doran, Assistant Director for Collections, University & Jepson Herbaria, University of California, Berkeley
126 Years of Cultivating Research at the University of California Botanical Garden, Berkeley


Apr. 15 Arielle Halpern, Grad. Student, Sousa and Carlson Labs, Dept. of Integrative Biology
Prescribed fire and tanoak (Notholithocarpus densiflorus, Fagaceae) associated cultural plant resources of the Karuk and Yurok Tribes of California


Apr. 22 Adam Schneider, Grad. Student, Baldwin Lab., Dept. of Integrative Biology
Cryptic host-specific lineages in parasitic Orobanche


Apr. 29 Rachael Olliff Yang, Grad. Student, Ackerly Lab, Dept. of Integrative Biology
Phenology dynamics in Lasthenia californica


May 6 Susan Tremblay, Grad. Student, Mishler Lab., Dept. of Integrative Biology
400 million years of liverwort evolution: new insights from the Paleozoic