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The John C. Gifford Arboretum is thrilled to annouce
Dr. William "Ned" Friedman as our speaker for the 29th Gifford Lecture!

University of Miami Department of Biology
College of Arts and Sciences




The Twenty-ninth Gifford Arboretum Lecture

Will take place on April 3, 2017 at 7PM

In Cox Science Center Room 126


Dr. William "Ned" Friedman

Harvard University's Arnold Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology and Director of the Arnold Arboretum

will present

Mutants in our Midst: Darwin, Horticulture, and Evolution

Although often overlooked as such, many of the horticultural varieties that we grow in gardens are premier examples of the ongoing process of evolution:s random mutations that lead, on the rarest of occasions, to novel ands desirable biological characteristics.

See this flyer for more information

Free admission and parking

  The Gifford Arboretum is located on the University of Miami Coral Gables campus near the intersection of San Amaro Drive and Robbia Avenue . For additional information please call
305 284 1302

Cosponsors:   Montgomery Botanical Center

 

The Gifford Arboretum Lecture is part of the CETroB lecture series

 

Former Gifford Arboretum Lecturers (click here)

1984

Richard Howard

Professor emeritus and former Director of the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University

1985

Mark Plotkin

Ethnobotanist, Time magazine’s 1999 Hero of the Planet

1986

Bill Theobauld

Director of the National Tropical Botanical Gardens

1992

Richard Howard

Director of the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University

1993

Taylor Alexander

Professor of Biology and Creator of Microbiome, University of Miami

1994

Walter Hodges

USDA plant explorer and oversaw NSF awards for Tropical Botany

1995

Christine Padoch

Professor of Ecological Anthropology

Institute of Economic Botany at the New York Botanical Garden

1996

Luis Diego Gomez

Director of Las Cruces Biological Station

and The Robert and Catherine Wilson Botanical Garden

1997

Robin Foster

Professor of Plant Ecology, Field Museum of Natural History

1998

Paul Cox

Director of the National Tropical Botanical Gardens

1999

Meg Lowman

Director of Research and Conservation, Marie Selby Botanical Garden

2000

Peter Ashton

Professor of Forestry

and Faculty Fellow of the Center for International Development, Harvard University

2001

Robin Marantz Henig

Author & Freelance Science Writer

2002

Alvaro Calonje-Daly

Director of Dolmestch Arboretum & Horticulturist, Cali, Colombia

2003

Robin Chazdon

Professor of Ecology, University of Connecticut

2004

Peter M. Vitousek

Clifford G. Morrison Professor in Population and Resource Studies

Department of Biological Sciences and FSI Senior Fellow, Stanford University

2005

Georgia Tasker

Journalist, Miami Herald

2006

Douglas Larson

Professor Emeritus, University of Guelph

2007

Deborah A. Clark

Professor, Department of Biology

University of Missouri St. Louis

2008

Julie S. Denslow

Research Ecologist and Team Leader

Invasive Species Unit Institute of Pacific Islands Forestry

USDA Forest Service

2009

Lúcia Lohmann

Professor, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil

2010

W. John Kress

Curator and Research Scientist of the Department of Biology, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution

2011

Susanne Renner

Professor and Chair of Systematic Botany and Mycology University of Munich, Director of Munich Herbarium, Director of the Munich Botanical Garden

2012

Carol C. Horvitz, PhD.

Professor of the Department of Biology of University of Miami, Cooper Fellow 2008-2010

2013

Walter S. Judd

Distinguished Professor of Botany, University of Florida

2014

P. Barry Tomlinson

Professor of Botany Emeritus at Harvard University

2015

Dr. Dennis W. Stevenson

Vice President for Laboratory Research at New York Botanical Garden and Adjunct Professor at Columbia, Cornell and Yale Universities

2016

Dr. Helene Muller-Landau

Lead Scientist for the Global Forest Carbon Initiative of the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute