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.
ALL WELCOME!!

Spring 2017 schedule
Click here to view schedules from previous sessions.

 

Jan. 27  Jan Barbara Ertter, Curator of Western North American Flora, University & Jepson Herbaria, University of California, Berkeley
     Yukon Botany: Bennett's BABY, Canadian Oil, and of course Potentilla.

 

Feb. 3  No Botany Lunch. Memorial Service for Benito Tan

 

Feb. 10  Jeff Benca, Grad. Student, Looy Laboratory, UC Museum of Paleontology & Department of Integrative Biology, University of California, Berkeley
     Testing a proposed driver of woodland collapse during Earth's largest extinction.

 

Feb. 17  Oystien Oped Visiting Scholar, Baldwin Lab. ‘Centre for Biodiversity Dynamics’ (CBD) at the Norwegian University of Science & Technology (Trondheim, Norway).
     Plant mating systems in a changing world: insights from a tropical vine.

 

Feb. 24  Carol Wilson, Research Botanist, University & Jepson Herbaria, University of California, Berkeley
     The royal irises (section Oncocyclus): studies from biodiversity and political hotspots.

 

Mar. 3  Tom Madsen, Grad. Student, Mishler Lab, Department of Integrative Biology, University of California, Berkeley
     The UC Berkeley Hill Campus: A Threatened Resource.

 

Mar. 10  Ben Carter, San Jose State Director, Sharsmith Herbarium, and Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, San Jose State University
     Understanding range limits in Northern Hemisphere bryophytes.

 

Mar. 17  Mick Song, Grad. Student, Rothfels Lab, Department of Integrative Biology, University of California, Berkeley
     Learning From Linnaeus: combatting science denial in the age of Trump.

 

Mar. 24  Shelagh Fritz, Program Manager, Gardens of Alcatraz, Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy
     Plants and Gardens of Alcatraz Island.

 

Mar. 31  No Botany Lunch. Academic and Administrative Holiday

 

Apr. 7  Dori Contreras, Grad. Student, Looy Laboratory, Department of Integrative Biology, University of California, Berkeley
     The exceptional late Campanian Jose Creek flora from New Mexico; a window into forest structure during the rise of angiosperms.

 

Apr. 14  Chris Hobbs, Director, Institute for Natural Product Research
     TBA..

 

Apr. 21  Isaac Marck, Grad. Student, Baldwin Lab, Department of Integrative Biology, University of California, Berkeley
     Diverse clades, geographical oddities, and ongoing botanical exploration in the California Floristic Province.

 

Apr. 28  Peter Cowan, Conservation Analyst, Save the Redwoods League.
     Understory and Canopy Flora of the Coast Redwood Ecosystem.

 

May 5  Francisco Perfectti, visiting scholar, Rothfels Lab, Department of Genetics in the University of Granada, Spain
     Social networks in plants. Good luck or good genes?