California Botanical Society



Past Annual Banquets and Meetings



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Lupinus albifrons Bonny doon Lupinus albifrons,
Bonny Doon Ecological Reserve
Photo: Brett Hall
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North coast Santa Cruz
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2020 California Botanical Society
Annual Banquet and Meeting


Saturday, April 4, 2020
at the UC Santa Cruz Arboretum
& Botanic Garden


CANCELLED






March 13, 2020

Dear Friends and Colleagues of the California Botanical Society,

With a heavy heart (but with lots of company), due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Council of the California Botanical Society has decided to cancel the upcoming annual banquet, which was to have taken place on Saturday, April 4, 2020, at the UC Santa Cruz Arboretum. We hope that you, your families, and friends (and, well, everyone) all stay well during this unpredictable time.

The Society extends our warmest appreciation to Brett Hall, the Arboretum’s California Native Plant Program Director, who organized the banquet this year. Brett did an incredible job over the last few months, reserving the venue, hiring the caterer, organizing the field trips and Arboretum tours, and, especially, catalyzing the recent rains, which were destined to promote excellent wildflower-viewing! We were also greatly looking forward to a reception in honor of Professor Emeritus (and botanical trailblazer) Jean Langenheim and to the after-dinner talk on The evolution of serpentine specialists and generalists, by UC Santa Cruz Professor Kathleen Kay.

Excellent (mitigating) news is that Brett has offered to be the organizer and host for next year’s California Botanical Society Graduate Symposium, along with its evening banquet, both to be held at UC Santa Cruz. So…please be on the look-out for future announcements of what we anticipate will be the Society’s next Great Event.

Three other announcements merit your attention:

First, if you already paid for your 2020 banquet dinner (and any field trip fees), please write immediately to our Administrator, Lynn Yamashita (admin@calbotsoc.org), and let her know which of the following three options you would like her to do:

a) Refund your fee to your credit card

b) Roll over your fee, giving you credit for next year’s banquet and Graduate Symposium

c) Donate your fee to the California Botanical Society’s Education Fund

Second, you may recall that, at each banquet, we have the tradition of introducing and electing (by affirmation) new Council members and — when the timing is right — the new President of the Society. Due to the cancellation of the banquet, the Council is working on enabling on-line voting so that you may participate in the affirmation of two new Council Members-at-Large and of the new President (who will replace me), as soon as these positions are filled. This on-line voting capacity should be available within the next few weeks, and we will write again to invite you to participate.

Third, the Council has learned that some members have had trouble accessing Madroño through the BioOne portal on the Society’s website. We’re in the process of transitioning to a newly designed website, on which one of the features is that members will be able to set up their own password-protected account. Through this account, members will be able to access all issues of Madroño, along with a number of other members-only features (including a forum on which to ask questions or solicit assistance and a registry of botanical expertise). We aim to send you instructions for how to set up this account within the next few weeks.

As always, the Council greatly appreciates your membership in the Society, and we are always eager to hear your suggestions for ways in which we may more deeply engage western U.S. botanists in fulfilling our collective goals and aspirations. Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions or suggestions.

Sincerely,
Susan J. Mazer

President, California Botanical Society
Professor of Ecology and Evolution
Department of Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology
University of California, Santa Barbara
Email: sjmazer@ucsb.edu







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Lowry David Lowry
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mimulus Mimulus guttatus in Napa County
Photo by Dena Grossenbacher

Calochortus obispoensis - 3 Calochortus obispoensis in San Luis Obispo
Photo by Matt Ritter


2019 California Botanical Society
Annual Banquet and 27th Graduate Student Symposium

Please join us on Saturday, April 6, 2019
at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo

Registration closes on March 29, 2019

Schedule

Friday, April 5, 2019
2:45 PM - Serpentine rock outcrops field trip

Saturday, April 6, 2019
8:00 AM - 27th Graduate Student Symposium
5:00 PM – Social & Annual Meeting (No-host Bar)
6:00 PM – Dinner and presentation

Sunday, April 7, 2019
8:30 AM - Shell Creek Road wildflower field trip

Banquet Presentation

Mechanisms of local adaptations to California’s coastal and inland habitats in the yellow monkey flower
Dr. David Lowry, Assistant Professor of Plant Biology at Michigan State University.

Field Trips

Friday, April 5, 2019
Local serpentine rock outcrops
Leader: Nishi Rajakaruna
Fee/Registration: $5/person. Pre-registration required.
NEW Start time: 2:45 PM
Meeting place: Froom Creek, Johnson Ranch
Please park and meet at the trailhead by the Costco gas station, San Luis Obispo,
35.250889N -120.691507W.

Sunday, April 7, 2019
Shell Creek Road wildflowers
Leader: David Keil
Fee/Registration: $5/person. Pre-registration required.
NEW Start time: 8:15 AM
Meeting place: Santa Margarita Park and Ride, just off US 101 at the Santa Margarita exit

NEW Location of Banquet

PAC Pavilion
on the Cal Poly Campus at 1 Grand Ave.

Parking for the Banquet: Lot G-S on Grand Ave.
See interactive map of the Cal Poly campus

Hotels & Other Accommodations

List of hotels and alternative accommodations »









UC Davis Aboretum is a top rated botanical garden
UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden




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2018 California Botanical Society
Annual Banquet and Meeting

Please join us on Saturday, April 14, 2018
at the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden

Registration closes on April 6, 2018

Schedule

Saturday, April 14, 2018
8:30 AM - Vernal pools field trip
5:00 PM – Social & Annual Meeting (No-host Bar)
6:30 PM – Dinner and presentation

Sunday, April 15, 2018
9:00 AM - Russell Ranch field trip

Presentation

How (and why) to cultivate our next crop of botanists
Dr. Maureen Stanton
Distinguished Professor Emerita of Evolution and Ecology, UC Davis

Field Trips

Saturday, April 14, 2018
Vernal pools
Leader: Carol Witham
Start time: 8:30 AM
Meeting place: Gateway parking structure (next to the Mondavi Center), and carpooling to site(s)
See map of campus parking structures
$5/person. Pre-registration required.

Vernal pools in California are unique. Not only do we have an abundance of geomorphic conditions that give rise to spring pools, but we also have mild wet winters and hot dry summers. This combination of environmental factors has led to a profusion of neoendemics, primarily in the genera Downingia, Lasthenia, Limnanthes, Pogogyne, Plagiobothrys, and Eryngium. At least 200 plant species have been recorded in California vernal pools, over half of which only occur in this habitat.

We will visit one or more vernal pool sites in Solano, Yolo or Sacramento Counties. Sites will be chosen just before the field trip to maximize the floral display, observe local endemism, and perhaps see rare, threatened or endangered species.

Plan to meet at Gateway parking structure (next to the Mondavi Center) at 8:30 AM and carpool to the site(s). Bring water, snacks, lunch, layered clothing, and whatever field gear you usually carry.

You will be asked to sign a liability waiver in order to access the private properties.

Carol W. Witham is a recognized expert in vernal pools and a strong conservation advocate. As she explains: “I am a belly-botanist at heart. There is nothing more rewarding to me than to get everyone down on their hands and knees to get a closer look at the diminutive plants so characteristic of vernal pools and many other California plant communities. I also like to remind everyone that plants form the basis of most terrestrial ecosystems. Without native plants, many animal species will perish. Endangered and even common animals cannot be conserved without preserving the native plant communities upon which they or their prey depend.”


Sunday, April 15, 2018
Russell Ranch
Leader: J.P. Marie, Manager, Putah Creek Riparian Reserve
Start time: 9:00 AM
Meeting place: Putah Creek Riparian Reserve on County Road 98 in Davis.
Directions will follow via email or be provided in person at the banquet.
Arrange to carpool or drive on your own.
$5-$20/person donation to CNGA at event
Limited to 60 persons, pre-registration required.

The Russell Ranch field trip will include stops at two great locations managed by the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden staff.

The first will be a stop at the Putah Creek Riparian Reserve, which is on the outskirts of the UC Davis campus. Here the group will take a quick look at the riparian ecosystem managed by UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden staff, and specifically by tour leader J.P. Marie. We will take a short hike around the property to see how the team has managed this area.

We will then drive about 15 minutes to Russell Ranch, our second stop. Russell Ranch is also managed by J.P. Marie. We will hike around both cattle-grazed and fire-controlled grasslands areas as J.P. explains how the site has changed over the years due to the different management regimes.

We expect that the wildflowers will be up at this time of year and that both areas will be looking quite spectacular.

The field trip will begin at 9 AM and end at around 1 PM so participants will be able to travel home at a reasonable hour. We will spend a couple of hours at each stop as J.P. explains the history of the sites and how the staff has worked to return the areas to a more natural environment.

There will be light hiking at both sites and sturdy shoes or boots are recommended, especially if the sites are wet. Please bring water/drinks, a hat, sunscreen, snacks or anything else you require during light hiking. There are no facilities to purchase food.

Putah Creek Riparian Reserve is a stream, riparian and grassland ecosystem managed for teaching, research, and wildlife and habitat protection. The Reserve is approximately 640 acres, along 5.5 miles of Putah Creek, on the UC Davis campus.

UC Davis Russell Ranch, a little-known, but heavily-utilized part of our campus land, is located 5 miles west of the main campus and is approximately 380 acres. The land was acquired by the university in 1990 to provide an area for the expansion of agricultural and environmental research. In 2003, UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden team members Andrew Fulks and J.P. Marié began work on the ranch to convert 50 acres from row crops to native perennial grasslands; this effort served not only to mitigate the loss of habitat for the Swainson’s hawks and burrowing owls disturbed by campus construction, but also to provide researchers an area to conduct forb studies. Forbs, or wildflowers, are an important part of a grassland ecosystem, providing habitat for pollinators and other beneficial insects. They are, however, less ‘predictable’ than grasses, as their germination and subsequent growth is extremely variable based on rainfall and other weather conditions. Management of the forb and grassland areas continues to use a combination of mowing, grazing, burning, and selective herbicide to control annual exotic weeds and keep the grasslands healthy and diverse.


Location of Banquet and Meeting

Davis Alumni Center, AGR Room
530 Alumni Lane
Davis, CA 95616

Register by Mail

Please mail in the registration form and payment.

Hotels & Other Accommodations

We have reserved a block of 25 hotel rooms at the Hyatt Place UC Davis for both Friday (April 13) and Saturday (April 14) nights. Please use this link to book your room and benefit from special rates: CalBotSoc banquet at UC Davis

Here is a list of other available accommodations that you may wish to consider within walking distance of the banquet venue.













Steve Junak on San Nicolas Island Photo: John Game Steve Junak on San Nicolas Island
Photo: John Game

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2017 California Botanical Society
Annual Banquet and 26th Graduate Student Symposium


Register Online

Annual Banquet SOLD OUT

Schedule

Saturday, April 8, 2017
8:00 AM - 26th Graduate Student Symposium
8:45 - 2:45 PM -- Contributed Talks
4:00 - 5:30 PM -- Poster Session
6:00 PM – Social & Annual Banquet (No-host Bar)
7:00 PM – Dinner and presentation

Location of Symposium and Annual Banquet

Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
1212 Mission Canyon Road
Santa Barbara, CA 93105

Annual Banquet

The annual banquet will be a Mexican Buffet and is $30 for students, and $75 for non-students, which helps subsidize the student rate.

Annual Banquet Presentation

A Short History of Botanical Exploration on the California Islands: Some of the Amazing People Who Were Involved and Their Exciting Discoveries
Steve Junak, Former Herbarium Curator, Santa Barbara Botanic Garden

European naturalists began exploring central and southern California in the 1760s, but the history of botanical discovery on the California Islands did not begin until many decades later. The first botanical collections were made in 1842 on Catalina Island and, not until the 1860s and 1870s, on several other islands. Unfortunately, sheep and goats were turned loose on many of the islands before botanists had a chance to visit. Nevertheless, amazing discoveries have been made on the islands. There are over 100 endemic plant taxa on the California Islands, many of which are now important ornamental plants on the mainland. Some of the plant collectors had amazing adventures during their explorations, such as being mistaken for smugglers and being shot at while trying to enter the Santa Barbara harbor area, lassoing plants on steep cliffs, shooting plant specimens off inaccessible rocks with a shotgun, or being stranded on a remote island for two months when their boat to the mainland was delayed. Tragically, one well-known collector lost his life while trying to reach plants on a steep cliff. Our knowledge of the flora of the islands, both past and present, is the result of the cooperative efforts of the long list of botanical explorers and collectors.

Register by Mail

Please mail in the Banquet Registration Form and payment.

Field Trips

In conjunction with the Symposium and Annual Meeting, the Society is hosting two field trips:

Friday, April 7, 2017: Santa Cruz Island. Led by Steve Junak and Matt Guilliams.
Meet at Ventura Harbor at 8:40 AM (Ferry departs at 9:00 AM, returns around 5:00 PM.) Limited to 20 members attending the annual banquet and 26th Graduate Student Symposium. Cost: $65. Registration will only be available through Santa Barbara Botanic Garden. Lunch not included.
SOLD OUT

Sunday, April 9, 2017: Figueroa Mountain. Led by Larry Ballard and Matt Guilliams.
Meeting place and time TBA. Cost: FREE. Lunch not included.









View of Tejon Ranch land in flower.
Photo: Maynard Moe





Dr. Phil Rundel

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2016 California Botanical Society
Annual Banquet and Meeting

Please join us on Saturday, April 9, 2016 at the Padre Hotel in Bakersfield, CA.
Registration closes March 31, 2016.

Schedule

Saturday, April 9, 2016
8:45 AM - Field trip to Tejon Ranch
6:00 PM – Social & Annual Meeting (No-host Bar)
7:00 PM – Dinner and presentation

Presentation

Mediterranean Biomes: Evolution of their Vegetation, Floras, and Climate
Dr. Phil Rundel
Distinguished Professor
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
UCLA

Field Trip

Saturday, April 9, 2016, 8:45 AM
Tejon Ranch
$5/person
Limited to 20 persons
SOLD OUT!

Location of Banquet and Meeting

The Padre Hotel
1702 18th Street
Bakersfield, CA 93301

Register Online

SOLD OUT!

Register by Mail

Please mail in the registration form and payment.




Newly discovered and undescribed species of Matelea (Apocynaceae) from the Vizcaino Desert of northwestern Baja California Sur.
Photo: Jon Rebman ·

2015 California Botanical Society
Annual Banquet and Meeting
and 25th Graduate Student Symposium


Please join us on Saturday, April 11, 2015 at the Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden in Claremont, CA. The Banquet and Meeting follow the 25th Graduate Student Symposium.

Schedule

Friday, April 10, 2015
4:00 PM - tour of RSA herbarium
4:30 PM - tour of Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden

Saturday, April 11, 2015
8:00 AM - 5 PM - Graduate Student Symposium
6:00 PM – Mixer & Annual Meeting (No-host Bar)
7:00 PM – Dinner and presentation

Sunday, April 12, 2015
8:00 AM – Field trip to Baldwin Lake Ecological Reserve

Presentation

Botanical Adventures in Baja California
Dr. Jon Rebman
Mary and Dallas Clark Endowed Chair/Curator of Botany
San Diego Natural History Museum

Field Trip

Sunday, April 12, 2015, 8:00 AM
Baldwin Lake Ecological Reserve
$5/person due morning of trip.
Sold out! No more seats left.

Surrounded by a sea of Pinyon trees, Junipers, and the occasional Yucca brevifolia characteristic of the nearby Mojave desert, the pebble plains of North Baldwin Lake Ecological Reserve along highway 18 at the eastern end of Big Bear Valley in the San Bernardino Mountains harbor some extraordinary "gems" hidden among the abundant quartzite cobbles that dominate this unique habitat type. Referred to also as belly plants, these gems are not extraordinarily large, but this in no way detracts from their magnificent floral morphologies. Furthermore, one cannot beat a fantastic spring carpet at 7000 feet in elevation when adjacent wooded hillsides are still covered in feet of snow!

Bring water and a lunch for a day out in the sun (potential for high winds, so layers also recommended). Transportation will be provided, but the number of available seats is limited. Please meet at the kiosk area of RSABG between 8:00-8:15 AM.

Tommy Stoughton, a graduate student at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, will lead this field trip. Email any questions to him at tstoughton@rsabg.org.

Location of Banquet and Meeting

Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden
Claremont, California
1500 North College Avenue
Claremont, CA 91711

















serpentine
Calamagrostis ophitidis, Tiburon Peninsula.
Photo: Neal Kramer







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2014 California Botanical Society
Annual Banquet and Meeting

Please join us on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at the Romberg Tiburon Center for Environmental Studies at San Francisco State University in Tiburon, CA. Registration closes April 18, 2014.

Schedule

Saturday, April 26, 2014
11:00 AM – Field trip to Ring Mountain and Old Saint Hilary’s Wildflower Preserve
5:00 PM – Social & Annual Meeting
6:30 PM – Dinner and presentation

Presentation

Ecological Contingency in the Effects of Climate on Serpentine Plant Communities
Dr. Susan Harrison
Department of Environmental Science and Policy
University of California, Davis

Location

Bay Conference Center
Romberg Tiburon Center for Environmental Studies
San Francisco State University
3152 Paradise Drive
Tiburon, CA 94920, CA








April 4, 2020, UC Santa Cruz Arboretum & Botanic Garden, cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic

March 29, 2019, PAC Pavilion, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo: Dr. David Lowry, Assistant Professor of Plant Biology, Michigan State University: Mechanisms of local adaptations to California’s coastal and inland habitats in the yellow monkey flower

April 14, 2018, UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden: Dr. Maureen Stanton, Distinguished Professor Emerita of Evolution and Ecology, University of California, Davis: How (and why) to cultivate our next crop of botanists

April 8, 2017, Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, Santa Barbara, CA: Steve Junak, Former Herbarium Curator, Santa Barbara Botanic Garden: A Short History of Botanical Exploration on the California Islands: Some of the Amazing People Who Were Involved and Their Exciting Discoveries

April 9, 2016, Padre Hotel, Bakersfield, CA: Dr. Phil Rundel, Distinguished Professor, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology: Mediterranean Biomes: Evolution of their Vegetation, Floras, and Climate

April 11, 2015, Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, Claremont, CA: Dr. Jon Rebman, Mary and Dallas Clark Endowed Chair/Curator of Botany, San Diego Natural History Museum: Botanical Adventures in Baja California

April 26, 2014, Romberg Tiburon Center for Environmental Studies, San Francisco State University, Tiburon, CA: Dr. Susan Harrison, Department of Environmental Science and Policy, University of California, Davis: Ecological Contingency in the Effects of Climate on Serpentine Plant Communities

April 13, 2013 Centennial Banquet: Crystal Ballroom, The Hotel Shattuck Plaza, Berkeley, CA: Kent Holsinger, Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Adjunct Professor of Statistics, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT: Looking forward: The next century of botany in California

January 13, 2012, San Diego, CA in conjunction with the California Native Plant Society, CNPS 2012 Conservation Conference: Conserving and restoring the roots of California’s richness: Dr. Peter Raven, Emeritus Director, Missouri Botanical Garden (conference keynote address)

February 12, 2011, California State University, Monterey Bay: Dr. Joshua Tewksbury, University of Washington, Seattle: Why Chilies are Hot: The Evolutionary Ecology of a Major Spice

February 13, 2010, San Jose State University: Dr. Doug Schemske: Studies of Adaptation and Speciation in California’s Deserts, Mountains, and Grasslands

January 18, 2009, Ballroom, Sheraton Grand Hotel, Sacramento, CA: Joint Annual Banquet with the California Native Plant Society at its inaugural Conservation Conference: Strategies and Solutions: John (Jack) Muir Laws, Fierce Green Fire: Renewing commitment to stewardship in nature

February 23, 2008, John N. Thompson, Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, University of California, Santa Cruz: An Ecologist’s View of How to Build a Plant

February 17, 2007, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA: Constance I. Miller, Sierra Nevada Research Center, USDA Forest Service, Albany: Out of the past and into the future: Response of high-elevation Sierra Nevada forests to climate change

February 11, 2006, Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, Claremont, CA: Jon Keeley, Sequoia and Kings Canyon Field Station, USGS, Western Ecological Research Station, Three Rivers, CA: Ecology and Evolution of Fire Prone Ecosystems in California

February 19, 2005, San Francisco State University, Romberg Tiburon Center, Tiburon, CA: Arturo Gomez-Pompa, Department of Plant Sciences, University of California, Riverside: Center for Tropical Research (CITRO): A New Initiative in a Time of Crisis

February 19, 2004, PresidioTrust Log Cabin, San Francisco: Harold Mooney, Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Stanford University: A personal view of California plant ecology – past present and future

February 15, 2003, Faculty/Staff Dining Room, Hahn University Center, University of San Diego: Dr. Jon Rebman, Curator of Botany, San Diego Natural History Museum: Discoveries on a floristic frontier: Baja California

February 16, 2002, University of California, Berkeley: Dr. Chris Field, Department of Plant Biology, Carnegies Institution of Washington, Stanford: Global change and California ecosystems

February 17, 2001, Sylvester’s Café, Cal State Chico Campus: Dr. Arthus Kruckesberg, University of Washington: The Influence of Geology on Plant Life of the Pacific States

February 19, 2000, Alumni House, University of California, Berkeley: Dr. James A. Doyle, Professor, Department of Evolution and Ecology, University of California, Davis: What Do We Know About the Origin of Angiosperms?

February 20, 1999, The Forum on Marsh, San Luis Obispo: Dr. Sherwin Carlquist, Research Associate, Santa Barbara Botanic Garden: Three Discoveries: (1) A wind-pollinated plant with underground flowers, (2) Island fruits that change shape and size, (3) Solving a 300-year-old problem in plant anatomy

February 21, 1998, Alumni House, University of California, Berkeley: Dr. Robert Ornduff, Professor Emeritus, University of California, Berkeley: The Roots of California Botany February 22, 1997, California Academy of Sciences: Dr. Reid Moran, California Academy of Sciences: Guadalupe Island and its Flora, What’s Left of It!

1997

February 24, 1996, Founders Room, McConnell Center, Pitzer College, Claremont, CA: Ken Berg, National Botanist, Western Region, USDI Bureau of Land Management, Washington, D.C.: Conservation of Native California Plants in the Changing Political Landscape

February 18, 1995, Cocoanut Grove, at the Boardwalk, Santa Cruz, CA: Dr. Mary Barkworth, Biology Department, University of Utah, Logan: What happened to Stipa and all my other old friends

February 19, 1994, Buehler Alumni and Visitor Center, University of California, Davis: Dr. Leslie Gottlieb: How Do Clarkias Make Different Flowers?

February 20, 1993, Faculty Club, University of California, Santa Barbara: Robert Thorne, Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden: Principles of Plant Biogeography

February 22, 1992, Nob Hill Room, Seven Hills Conference Center, San Francisco State University: Dr. Daniel Crawford, The Ohio State University: Molecules in Service to Organismal Biology (or Taking Advantage of your Local Molecular Biologist): some comments and predictions [This is the first time the Graduate Student Meeting and the Annual Banquet are held on the same day.]

February 16, 1991, University Club, University of California, Davis: Dr. Peter Raven, Missouri Botanic Garden: The Role of Systematics in the Biodiversity Crisis

February 17, 1990, Dr. Michael Soule, Board on Environmental Studies, University of California, Santa Cruz: A Zoologist’s Perspective on Plant Conservation Biology

1989

February 18, 1988

February 21, 1987, Arturo Gomez-Pompa, Director, MEXUS Program, University of California, Riverside: Maya Vegetation Designs: studies from Enthoflora Yucantanense

February 22, 1986, Holiday Inn: Joseph Ewan: What happened beside the Golden Gate – Was it imitation or innovation (On the founding of the California Botanical Society)

February 23, 1980, Veneto Restaurant, San Francisco: Dr. Harold Mooney, Department of Biology, Stanford University: Atacama Trails

February 24, 1979, Marriott Inn, Berkeley Marina: Dr. William A Jensen, Professor of Botany, Department of Botany, University of California, Berkeley: Images, sounds, and plants: alternative modes of teaching botany

February 18, 1978, Claremont Hotel, Berkeley: Dr. Kenneth V. Thimann, Professor of Botany, Emeritus, Division of Natural Sciences, University of California, Santa Cruz: Some history of the study of plant growth and plant growth hormones

February 19, 1977, Holiday Inn Bay Bridge, Emeryville, CA: Dr. Reid Moran, Curator of Botany, Sam Diego Museum of Natural History: Plant Life of Baja California

1976

February 22, 1975, Holiday Inn Bay Bridge, Emeryville, CA: Dr. Sherwin Carlquist, Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, Claremont: The Most Colorful Spring: Western Australia – New Photos, Discoveries, Interpretations

February 16, 1974, Spenger’s Fish Grotto, Berkeley: Professor Fritz W. Went, Desert Research Institute, University of Nevada, Reno: Parallel Evolution

February 17, 1973, Spenger’s Restaurant, Berkeley: Dr. Kenneth Stocking, Provost, Environmental Study School, California State College, Sonoma: A Botanist-Environmentalist Looks at the California Coast

February 26, 1972, The California Restaurant, Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley: Professor Robert F. Thorne, Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, Claremont: The California Islands, a Fringing Archipelago (Illustrated)

February 20, 1971, Claremont Hotel, Berkeley: Annetta Carter, Herbarium, Department of Botany, University of California, Berkeley: Mules, Spines & Mountain Peaks – A Botanist in the Sierra de la Giganta of Baja California

February 21, 1970, Claremont Hotel, Berkeley: Dr. Ira Wiggins, Division of Systematic Biology, Stanford University: The Galapagos Islands and Their Biota

1969

February 17, 1968, Claremont Hotel, Berkeley: Dr. Robert J. Rodin, Department of Biological Sciences, California State Polytechnic College: A Botanist in India

February 25, 1967, Claremont Hotel, Berkeley: Dr. Sherwin Carlquist, Professor of Botany, Claremont Graduate School, Research Associate Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden: The Undiscovered Hawaiian Flora

February 12, 1966, College Women’s Club, Berkeley: Dr. Mildred E. Mathias, Department of Botany, University of California at Los Angeles: Green Magic

February 20, 1965, College Women’s Club, Berkeley: Dr. Jens Clausen, Department of Plant Biology, Carnegie Institution of Washington, Stanford: Botanical Explorations in the Harvey Monroe Hall Natural Area

March 14, 1964, College Women’s Club, Berkeley: Dr. Ralph Emerson, Professor of Botany, University of California, Berkeley: Uneasy Relations between Fungi and Lower Animals

February 16, 1963, College Women’s Club, Berkeley: Dr. Edward C. Stone: Associate Professor of Forestry, University of California and Associate Silviculturist, University of California Agricultural Experiment Station: A Forester Looks at Monterey Pine in New Zealand (Illustrated with color slides)

February 24, 1962, College Women’s Club, Berkeley: Dr. N.T. Mirov, Research Fellow in Forest Botany, Cabot Foundation, Harvard University and Lecturer in Geography, University of California: A Trip to Southeastern Asia (Illustrated with FEW color slides)

February 11, 1961, College Women’s Club, Berkeley: Dr. Herbert L. Mason, Professor of Botany, University of California: Californians in New Zealand and New Zealanders in California

February 20, 1960, College Women’s Club, Berkeley: Dr. Emilio G. Segre, Professor of Physics, University of California: Wild Orchids of Central Italy (Illustrated with color slides)

1959

1958

1957

February 25, 1956, College Women’s Club, Berkeley: Dr. Ralph W. Chaney, Professor of Paleontology, University of California, Berkeley: Forests of Japan – Present and Past (Illustrated with color slides)

February 25, 1933, International House, Berkeley: Dr. D.T. MacDougal, Coastal Laboratory, Carnegie Institution of Washington: Features of Growth in Monterey Pine

February 27, 1932, International House, Berkeley: Mr. Lloyd Austin, Director of the Institute of Forest Genetics, Placerville, CA: Hereditary Variation in the Western Yellow Pine

1931

1930

1929

February 18, 1928, Pig’n Whistle, Berkeley CA: Dr. C.O. Sauer, Professor of Geography, University of California: Relation of the plant cover of a country to its geographic problems

February 12, 1927, Student Union, University of California, Berkeley: Dr. R.W. Chaney, Carnegie Institution: Third Mongolia Expedition

1926

1925

March 15, 1924, Student Union, University of California, Berkeley: Mr. E.D. Merrill, Dean of the College of Agriculture, University of California: The Fundamental Causes of the Difference Between the Australian and Asiatic Faunas and Floras

1923

January 28, 1922

1921

March 20, 1920, Faculty Club, University of California, Berkeley: Mr. McMinn, Department of Botany, Mills College: Opportunities for Botanical Progress in California as Carried on through the Department of Botany at Mills College; Flora, the Goddess of Flowers, a Ballade and Dame Nature, Prodigal, a sonnet (read by Cal. O’Chortus – Walter Carruth)

1919

1918

December 15, 1917, Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA: “Owed to Beans,” written and composed for and sung on the occasion of the Annual Dinner of the California Botanical Society (Verbiaged by A. Le Gume, Camouflaged by Wm. W. Carruth, Vocalized by E.S. Heath)