Herbarium specimens as a rich data source in global climate studies

Tue, 02/18/2020 - 13:28 -- Katja Seltmann
Please join us tomorrow (Wednesday) evening for a presentation by Natalie Rossington Love, PhD candidate in Susan Mazer's lab here at UCSB. We will hear about the use of herbarium specimens to predict plant responses to climate change: "California’s herbaria house more than two million preserved, pressed plant specimens. Together, these specimens provide a wealth of valuable information about the California flora and can tell us about the past history and current distribution of plants in California as well as provide a way for us to predict how climate change will affect plant species in the future." Natalie will highlight her on-going research using herbarium specimens of the charismatic California jewelflowers (Streptanthus, Brassicaceae), and she will discuss how online herbaria will impact the future of herbarium specimen-based research.
The talk will be held at the Cheadle Center for Biodiversity and Ecological Restoration (CCBER), which is located under Harder Stadium (Bldg. 578), Wednesday, February 19th, 5:00-6:00 PM

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 - 13:30