The Research Department hosts a seminar series that brings speakers on a wide range of topics in evolutionary biology and ecology to Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden throughout the academic year.

Seminars are open to all and held Fridays at 4 p.m., unless otherwise noted. Please check in at the Kiosk and tell admissions staff that you are here for the seminar. You will be admitted at no charge. Out of respect for seminar speakers and to limit disruptions, guests of the Botany Seminar Series will not be admitted to the Garden after 4:10 p.m.

Fall 2015

September 18, 2015
Ivalú Cacho
Instituto de Biologiá-UNAM, Mexico

October 2, 2015
Aaron Liston
Oregon State University

October 8, 2015 (THURSDAY)
Brent Mishler
University of California, Berkeley

October 16, 2015
Ann M. Hirsch
University of California, Los Angeles

October 30, 2015
Kate Wasilkov
California State University, Fresno

November 6, 2015
Fabien Jammes
Pomona College

December 4, 2015
John Skillman: "On the functional significance of Crassulacean acid metabolism for plants on California's coastal bluffs and in Panama's rainforests"
California State University, San Bernardino

December 11, 2015
Matthew Koski: "The evolutionary ecology of ultraviolet floral pigmentation at micro- and macroevolutionary scales"
University of Virginia


Spring 2016

February 5, 2016
Tanya Renner
San Diego State University

February 19, 2016
Matt Guilliams
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden

February 26, 2016
Susan Kephart
Willamette University

March 4, 2016
Elizabeth McCarthy
University of California, Riverside

April 1, 2016
Deren Eaton
Yale University

April 8, 2016
Katia Silvera
University of California, Riverside, and Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Panama

April 15, 2016
Tia Lynn Ashman
University of Pittsburgh

April 22, 2016
Larry Hufford
Washington State University

April 29, 2016
Patrick Sweeney
Yale University

May 6, 2016
Carl Rothfels
University of Califonia, Berkeley