California Botanical Society



Coleman Mitchell Coleman
Snyder_Kristine Kristy Snyder
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HelenFernSCI Helen Holmlund
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The California Botanical Society botany speaker series aims to showcase and promote the work of early career botanists.

2022 CalBotSoc Botany Speaker Series

January 13, 2022: Mitchell Coleman, Tejon Ranch Conservancy and University of California, Riverside: "Conservation on Tejon Ranch and ecophysiology of halophytes in the San Joaquin Desert"

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February 10, 2022: Kristy Snyder, Eastern Washington University: "The functional role of annual seeds and biochar in Prairie restoration"

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March 10, 2022: Ryan Buck, San Diego State University: "The Pinyon Pine Syngameon: Modeling the Past to Understand the Present and Predict the Future"

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May 12, 2022: Claire Willing, PhD, Stanford University: "Forest microbiomes and climate change: Microbial communities as mediators of forest health"

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June 9, 2022: Avery Hill, Stanford University: "Vegetation-climate mismatch in California's Sierra Nevada conifer forests"

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August 11, 2022: Helen Holmlund, PhD, Pepperdine University:"How do California ferns survive
in the drought-prone chaparral?"

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October 10, 2022: Noah Teller, UC Riverside: "Plant community structure responses to invasive grass removal in wet meadows of the Sierra Nevada"

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November 10, 2022: Christopher T. Cosma, UC Riverside: "Prioritizing California Native Plants for Butterfly and Moth Conservation"

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Lorena_Villanueva Lorena Villanueva-Almanza
SF Conservatory (3) Adriana Hernandez
Justin Luong Justin Luong
thumbnail_IMG_4561 Natalie Love
SuePierre_large_DSC3435 Suzanne Pierre
thumbnail_IMG_E8384 Jenna Ekwealor
CM_bioblitz Maria Jesus
OlliffYang_grassland Rachael L. Olliff-Yang
IMG_0490 Brianne Palmer
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Daniel Winkler
image_6483441 Sarah Jacobs
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2021 CalBotSoc Botany Speaker Series

January 14, 2021: Lorena Villanueva-Almanza, PhD: "A Tale of Two Palms: the genus Washingtonia in Alta and Baja California"

February 11, 2021: Adriana Hernandez: "Floral trait evolution and parallel local adaptation in a hyper-diverse California endemic lily, Calochortus venustus"

March 11, 2021: Justin Luong: "What happens to restored coastal California grasslands years after planting and seeding efforts?"

April 8, 2021: Natalie Love, PhD: "Region-specific responses to climate change in Streptanthus tortuous"

May 13, 2021: Suzanne Pierre, PhD: "Critical Ecology: Defining sociobiophysical drivers of ecological change"


June 10, 2021: Jenna Ekwealor, PhD: "Adaptation, acclimation, and refugia: How mosses survive and thrive in the desert"

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July 8, 2021: Maria Jesus: "Worth more than gold: A vascular flora of the southern Inyo Mountains, Inyo County, CA

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August 12, 2021: Rachael L. Olliff-Yang, PhD: "The importance of flowering season duration and the case for planting for pollinators

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September 9, 2021: Brianne Palmer: "Why Should Botanists Care About Biological Soil Crusts?"

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October 14, 2021: Daniel Winkler, PhD: "Protected and susceptible: climate change impacts on plants in our global parks"

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November 11, 2021: Sarah Jacobs, PhD: "Using paintbrushes to study speciation"

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December 9, 2021: Ryoko Oono, PhD: "New methods for community survey and species identification: How amplicon sequencing can be used for conservation"

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1001 Valley Life Sciences Building
Berkeley, California 94720-2465