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.


Spring 2018:


January 19

Ed Bobich

Cal Poly Pomona

February 9

Joshua Brokaw

Abilene Christian University

 February 16

Nathan Muchhala

University of Missouri, St. Louis

March 9

Krissa Skogen

Chicago Botanic Garden

April 20

Clinton Whipple

Brigham Young University

April 27

Nathalie Nagalingum

California Academy of Sciences