California Botanical Society



Coleman Mitchell Coleman






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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Lorena_Villanueva Lorena Villanueva-Almanza
SF Conservatory (3) Adriana Hernandez
Justin Luong Justin Luong
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SuePierre_large_DSC3435 Suzanne Pierre
thumbnail_IMG_E8384 Jenna Ekwealor
CM_bioblitz Maria Jesus
OlliffYang_grassland Rachael L. Olliff-Yang
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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Daniel Winkler

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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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