!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN"> Southern California Botanists
Southern California Botanists 35th annual Symposium:
Ruby Gerentology Center, Cal State Fullerton, CA
California Desert Botany: Bounty or Bust
Saturday, October 17, 2009
Symposium program with abstracts

List of speakers and Topics:
James M. Andre, Director - Granite Mountains Research Center, University of California, Riverside Natural Reserve System.
Recent Plant Discoveries in the California Deserts: Scratching the Surface about to be Bulldozed.

Greg Suba, Conservation Director, CNPS, Sacramento and Nick Jensen, Rare Plant Botanist, CNPS, Sacramento.
Renewable Energy: Meeting the Threat to California's Desert Rare Plant Habitat.

Matt Brooks, U.S. Geological Survey, Western Ecological Research Center, Yosemite Field Station.
Invasive Plant Species and their Effects on Desert Plant Communities

Robert H. Webb, U.S. Geological Survey, Tucson, Arizona.
Disturbance, Vulnerability, and Recoverability of Soils and Vegetation in the Mojave Desert.

Edward G. Bobich, Asst. Prof. Biological Sciences, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.
Responses of Desert Perennials to Extreme Drought: Are Populations Recovering from 2002?

Kristeen Penrod, Conservation Director, Science & Collaboration for Connected Wildlands.
Connectivity Conservation in the California Desert.

Christina Lund, Botanist, BLM, Sacramento.
Management of Threatened and Endangered Plants on BLM Lands.

Bruce Pavlik, Mills College, Oakland California
Securing a Future for California Deserts