Brown Bag Speaker Series – Summer 2017

You are invited to our summer Brown Bag Speaker Series, featuring guest speakers on a variety of botanical topics. All presentations are on Wednesdays, from 11:30 am – 12:30 pm, in the Lyon Arboretum Visitor’s Center Upstairs Classroom. You are welcome to bring a brown bag lunch.

Parking is extra limited due to ongoing construction, so please carpool. Paid parking is also available at the Manoa Falls parking lot, a 5-10 minute walk to the Lyon Visitor’s Center; free parking in the neighborhood is a 10-15 minute walk.

For questions, email

June 7 Tim Kroessig, MS Candidate; UH Mānoa Department of Botany
“Pollination Biology of Hawaiian Lysimachia (Primulaceae)”
June 21 Dr. Gideon Grafi, Professor; French Associates Institute for Agriculture and Biotechnology of Drylands, Jacob Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
“Dead organs enclosing embryos function as long term storage for active hydrolytic enzymes and other substances: implications for seed longevity and germination”
July 5 Emily Grave, MS Candidate; UH Mānoa Department of Botany
“Population structure and reproductive biology of Hawaiian wiliwili, Erythrina sandwicensis (Fabaceae)”
July 12 Noweo Kai, MS Candidate; UH Mānoa Department of Botany
“Increasing the Educational Value of the UH Mānoa Campus Grounds and Plant Collections”
August 9 Jerry Koko, PhD Student; UH Mānoa Department of Botany
“Using Mycorrhizae in the Restoration of Native Hawaiian Plants”
August 16 Tiffany Lum, MS Candidate; UH Mānoa Department of Botany
“Life on the Edge: Salinity Tolerance Across Ontogeny of Three Native Coastal Species”
August 23 Tylor Schwarze, 2017 Tropical Arboriculture Intern at Lyon Arboretum
“Using Arboriculture Techniques in Surveying the Eucalyptus Trees in Section H26”

Jonathan Rosen, 2017 Living Collections Seed Bank Intern at Lyon Arboretum
“Lyon Seed Banking Internship: Groundwork for the Grounds Crew”