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What can pressed plants tell us about the past, present, and future of California’s Flora?

April 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Former McLeod scholarship recipient Dr. Natalie Love will be joining us to talk about pressed plants and the importance of herbaria. California’s herbaria house more than two million preserved, pressed plant specimens. Collectively, these specimens provide a wealth of valuable information about the California flora. They can tell us about the past history and the current distribution of plants in California as well as provide us with a way to predict how climate change will affect plant species in the future. In this talk, Natalie will discuss the importance of herbaria as well as highlight her own research in which she used herbarium specimens of the charismatic mountain jewel flower (Streptanthus tortuosus, Brassicaceae) to study the impact of climate change on the flowering time of this species.

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April 7
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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San Luis Obispo