Botany Lunch

         
   

Botany Lunch meets during the academic year on Fridays at noon in the herbaria seminar room, 1002 Valley Life Sciences Building (entrance in small corridor by north building entrance on ground floor).

Talks are already filling up for Fall 2020. Please contact Brent Mishler if you are interested in giving a talk.

ALL WELCOME!!


Spring 2020 schedule
Click here to view schedules from previous sessions.

 

Jan. 10  Chris Muir, Assistant Professor of Botany, University of Hawaii.
     Global patterns of stomatal evolution and local adaptation.

 

Jan. 17  Giovanna Figueroa, PhD student, Fine lab (IB), University of California, Berkeley.
     Integrating genetics and nutrients: an evolutionary perspective on abundance patterns in the tropical palm genus Oenocarpus.

 

Jan. 24  Peter Alpert, Professor of Biology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst; Curator of Clonal Plants, University and Jepson Herbaria, University of California, Berkeley.
     The special properties of clonal growth in plants..

 

Jan. 31  Jenna Ekwealor, PhD student, Mishler lab (IB), University of California, Berkeley.
     UV protection in Mojave Desert mosses.

 

Feb. 7  Maryam Sedaghatpour, PhD student, Rothfels lab (IB), University of California, Berkeley.
     Eastern Mediterranean flora: understanding evolutionary patterns in a threatened and understudied biodiversity hotspot.

 

Feb. 14  Gabriel Trujillo, new PhD student, Fine lab (IB), University of California, Berkeley.
     Ipomopsis, the BLM, and future directions.

 

Feb. 21  Daniel Potter, Professor, University of California, Davis
     Fruits, nuts, and family relationships: phylogenetic and taxonomic studies of some horticultural crop plants and their wild relatives.

 

Feb. 28  Alison Colwell
     TBA....

 

Mar. 6  Lúcia G. Lohmann, Professor, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil; Visiting Scholar, University of California, Berkeley.
     TBA....

 

Mar. 13  Jenn Wagner, new PhD student, Looy Lab (IB), University of California, Berkeley.
     TBA....

 

Mar. 20  Reilly Hayes, new PhD student, Looy Lab (IB), University of California, Berkeley.
     Phytogeographic evolution across the Paleozoic-Mesozoic transition: a network approach.

 

Mar. 27  No Botany Lunch. Academic and Administrative Holiday

 

Apr. 3  Patrick McIntyre, Senior Ecologist, Western North America, NatureServe.
     TBA....

 

Apr. 10  Ben Carter, Assistant Professor of Biology, San Jose State University
     The roles of dispersal limitation, climatic niches and glacial history in the development of the North American bryophyte flora

 

Apr. 17  Open.
     TBA...

 

Apr. 24  Ilana Stein, PhD student, Dawson Lab (IB), University of California, Berkeley.
     Plant-water relations across succession in Brazil’s Atlantic Forest.

 

May 1  Melis Akman
     TBA...

 

May 8  Michael Sundue, Research Assistant Professor of Plant Biology, and Curator, Pringle Herbarium, University of Vermont.
     TBA....