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 2017


January 27, 2017

Chris DiVittorio

UCMEXUS at UC Riverside


February 3, 2017

Tim Miller

CSU Bakersfield


February 24, 2017

Heather Schneider

Santa Barbara Botanic Garden


March 3, 2017

Fabian Michelangeli

New York Botanical Garden


April 7, 2017

Ben Grady

University of Wisconsin, Platteville


April 14, 2017

Jessica Wu

Harvey Mudd College


April 28, 2017

Norman Wickett

Chicago Botanic Garden


May 2, 2017

Hong Ma

Pennsylvania State University


May 5, 2017

John Schenk

Georgia Southern University