4 Annual SCB Symposium
Back to the Flora II: the Future of Southern California Botany
Saturday, October 8th, 2016 9:00am- 5:00pm
At Pomona College, North Seaver Auditorium
Full price registration ($57*)*accounts for paypal fee
Meal Ticket Purchase ($16*)*accounts for paypal fee
Parking Instructions | Map to Pomona College (symposium location) | Map to RSABG (mixer location)
- 8:00-9:00 am Registration
- 9:00-9:15 am Video. Oscar Clarke - A Splendid Naturalist.
Directed by Steven Kutcher
- 9:15-9:45 am The potentials and limits of ex-situ conservation in California.
Evan Meyer Assistant Director, Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Garden, University of California, Los Angeles
- 9:45-10:15 am Is global warming pulling apart California's floral ecosystems?
Jon Christensen PhD Adjunct Assistant Professor, Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, Department of History, and Center for Digital Humanities at the University of California, Los Angeles
- 10:15: 10:30 am BREAK
- 10:30-11:00am Balancing resource protection and fire hazard in the future: Climate change vs. population growth.
Jon Keeley PhD Research Ecologist, U.S. Geological survey, Western Ecological Research Center, Sequoia and Kings Canyon Field Station
- 11:00-11:30 am Forecasting climate change impacts on rare plants in the University of California Natural Reserve System.
Erin Riordan PhD, Assistant Project Scientist, Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, University of California, Los Angeles
- 11:30-12:00 am Racing the Storm: Climate Change Preparations on Santa Cruz Island.
John Knapp California Islands Ecologist, The Nature Conservancy
- 12:00 am- 1:15 pm LUNCH
- 1:15-1:45 pm The role of horticulture as it relates to the future of the native Southern California wild flora.
Lili Singer Director of Special Projects and Adult Education, Theodore Payne Foundation for Wild Flowers and Native Plants, Inc.
- 1:45-2:15 pm Conservation planning to inform renewable energy siting in the Mojave Desert.
Sophie Parker PhD, Senior Scientist, The Nature Conservancy, Los Angeles
- 2:15-2:45 pm The California Phenology Project: Tracking the effects of climate on the phenological cycles of wild plants, with a spotlight on oaks
Susan Mazer PhD, Director, California Phenology Project, and Professor of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Department of Ecology, Evolution & Marine Biology, University of California, Santa Barbara
- 2:45-3:15 pm BREAK
- 3:15-3:45 pm The Lily Spring Area Survey: A 1981-2011 comparison of phenology and plant populations.
Jane Tirrell PhD, San Gabriel Mountain Chapter, California Native Plant Society
- 3:45-4:15 pm Unexpectedly high biodiversity in southern California's urban plant communities: Causes, consequences, and future prognosis.
Darrel Jenerette PhD, Associate Professor of Landscape Ecology, University of California, Riverside
- 4:15-4:45 pm Dry-washes direct seed and pollen flow in California deserts.
Keith Gaddis PhD, Scientist, Earth Sciences Division at NASA AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow
- 4:30-4:45 pm Closing Remarks
- 5:00 - 8:00 pm Mixer and Poster Session at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden<
- Early registration closed
- Full price registration ($57*)*accounts for paypal fee
- Meal Ticket Purchase ($16*)*accounts for paypal fee
- PDF of the Flyer
Submissions for Poster Session
Poster session submission is now closed. The poster session will take place at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden in the Lenz Classroom between 5:30pm and 7:30pm.
Post Symposium Mixer
Immediatley following the symposium there will be a mixer with light hors d'oeuvres, drinks, food service, and live entertainment at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden org located in the Percy Everett Garden. Meal service will run between 5:30pm and 7:30 pm. Meal tickets are $15 and are available for purchase with registration and at the mixer. Meal Tickets include your choice of one entree. Drinks will be provided.
- Food Options with purchase of a ticket will be served from 5:30-7:30 pm and include one of the following:
- Oak-grilled chicken quesadilla, cilantro, green onion, tequila sauce
- Oak-grilled sourdough bread, cherry tomato, crushed white beans, basil, goat cheese (vegetarian, can be made vegan)
- 4oz oak grilled burger, garlic aioli, lettuce, tomato, red onion
- Dessert (available for $5): fresh-made donuts
Student Grant Applications
Student Grant Applications is now closed.
- 2015 Back to the Flora: A Journey Through Southern California
- 2014 Southern California Plant Communities: Threats and Solutions (pdf of program)
- 2013 Origin and Relationships of the California Flora: Was Raven Ravin'? (pdf of program)
- 2012 From the Ground-up: Edaphic Factors & Plant Diversity (pdf of program)
- 2011 Baja ĦAha! Botanical Diversity of the Peninsula (pdf of program)
- 2010 Southern California Mountains: You say coastal, I say cismontane (pdf of program)
- 2009 California Desert Botany: Bounty or Bust
- 2008 Problem Plant Groups: Difficult to Understand and Identify
- 2007 Borderless Botany: Current Border Issues in Southern California
- 2006 Ecology and Flora of the Santa Monica Mountains
- 2005 Tools for Plant Conservations
- 2004 Ecological Islands and Processes
- 2003 Back From the Brink:Conservation Success Stories
- 2002 Rare Plants in SouthernCalifornia
- 2001 Shifting Sands:conservation and Biology of California's Dune Habitats
- 2000 Underground Botany
- 1999 The Elfin Forest II: More Southern California Chaparral