Herbarium Lunch

Herbarium Lunch

Herbarium Lunch is our fun, informal and informative series of lunch hour talks on plants, plant research, and plant-related travel. Speakers are usually herbarium staff, researchers or volunteers, but sometimes are recruited from the university at large or the diverse Tucson community of people interested in plants.

Herbarium Lunch talks are held in the public area of Herring Hall on Thursdays, from 12 noon to 1 pm. Feel free to bring your lunch.

Want to give a presentation, or know of somebody who would like to be added to the UA Herbarium Listserv? Contact Shelley McMahon.

Spring 2015 Schedule

Thursday, January 22: Don Falk, SNRE: "Wildfires, climate change, and the future of ecological resilience"

Thursday, January 29: Dennis Ray, SPLS: "Developing new/alternative crops"

Thursday, February 5: Michael Chamberland, TBG: "A September expedition from Alamos into the Sierra Madre."

Thursday, February 12: Tom Van Devender and John Palting: "Insects and Plants of the Sonoran Sky Islands"

Thursday, Febraruy 19: Steve Archer: "Land cover state-change and ecosystem function: Perspectives from grasslands, savannas and woodlands"

Thursday, February 26: Sallie Hejl: "What is the Desert Southwest Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit and why should you care?"

Thursday, March 5: David Dettman: "Saguaro geochemistry - climate and life history revealed by spine chemistry"

Thursday, March 12: Ravi Palinvelu: "Pollen: nothing to sneeze at"

Thursday, March 19: NO TALK (Spring break for UA)

Thursday, March 26: Owen Davis: "Piecing together life history strategy of the saguaro"

Thursday, April 2: Jim Verrier: "The Desert Laboratory, Non-native Plant Introductions, and the Santa Catalina Mountains: 1906-1920"

Thursday, April 9: Ron Coleman: "Rare Orchids of the Southwest"

Thursday, April 16: Josh Scholl, EEB

Thursday, April 23: Monica Ge, EEB

Thursday, April 30: Tom Orum and Nancy Ferguson: "An annual saguaro census - 74 years and counting"