Herbarium Lunch

Herbarium Lunch is our fun, informal and informative series of lunch hour talks on plants, plant research, plant-related travel, and more. Speakers are herbarium staff, researchers or volunteers, or 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.

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

We are delighted to announce the return of Herbarium Lunch with a wonderful lineup of speakers for Fall 2022!

Fall 2022:
Sep 29: Joela Jacobs: "Vegetal Eroticism: Plants between Science and Fiction"
Oct 6: Dave Bertelsen: "An Introduction to the Flora and Fauna of Finger Rock Canyon"
Oct 13: Douglas Ripley: "Exploring the natural history of the Southern Indian Ocean from Perth, Australia to Durban, South Africa, including Mauritius, Madagascar, Mozambique, KwaZulu-Natal Province (South Africa), Drackensberg Mountains, and Johannesburg"
Oct 20: Elise Gornish: "Let's not reinvent the wheel: using VERY old school strategies for cheap and easy restoration success!"
Oct 27: Jay Goldberg: “Hungry hungry caterpillars: hawkmoths, hornworms and host-plant interactions.”
Nov 3: Linda Kennedy & Dan Robinett: "Culture and Conservation in Cuba, circa 2012"
Nov 10: Andrew Vizzerra: "Subgenome fractionation in a homoploid and allopolyploid hybrid complex"
Nov 17: Sarah McCallum: "Roots Unearthed: How Ancient Roman Botany Shaped the Plant Sciences"
Dec 1: Sue Carnahan & Curtis Smith: "New Zealand: Podocarps to Kiwis"