2017 Symposium

Diverse Environments: How Plants Succeed in Northern California

Northern California Botanists hosted their 8th botanical symposium on January 9-10, 2017 on the campus of California State University in Chico. Optional workshops were held on Wednesday, January 11. A 2-day schedule of presentations by working botanists included sessions on Special Soil Endemics, Influence of Summer Fog on Patterns of Plant Diversity, Insects on Plants, Now the Good News, Soil Seed Banks of California Native Plant Species, New Discoveries, and Lightning Talks.

Congratulations to our Student Poster Winners!

  • First Place: Devon Picklum, University of Nevada, Reno
  • Second Place: Jennifer Mo, San Francisco State University
  • Third Place: Joseph McKenna, Santa Barbara City College

Symposium Presentations

Thank you to Steve Rosenthal of the CNPS Santa Clara Chapter, for recording the Symposium presentations. You can view many of the presentations by clicking on the title of talk below or visiting the CNPS - SCV YouTube Channel.

Session 1:  Special Soil Endemics. Session Chair: Barbara Going, University of Texas, Austin

Session 3:  Influence of Summer Fog on Patterns of Plant Diversity. Session Chair: Michael Vasey, San Francisco Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve

Session 4:  Insects on Plants. Session Chair: Barbara Castro, CA Department of Water Resources

Session 5:  Lightning Talks. Session Chair: Samantha Hillaire, Garcia and Associates

Keynote Address: Fear and loathing in the Sierra Nevada: Confronting a wicked problem. Dr. Hugh Safford, USFS Pacific Southwest Region and UC Davis

Session 7:  Now the Good News. Session Chair: Teresa Sholars, Professor Emeritus, College of the Redwoods

Session 8:  Soil Seed Banks of California Native Plant Species. Session Chair: Ryan O’Dell, Bureau of Land Management

Session 9:  New Discoveries. Session Chair: Lawrence Janeway, The Chico State Herbarium and Plumas National Forest

Poster Session

Below are links to many of the posters presented at the symposium. Poster abstracts can be found in the Symposium Program starting on Page 19, listed alphabetically by presenting author name.