Dr. Jon P. Rebman, noted botanist for the San Diego Natural History Museum, will be speaking at the Anza Borrego Botany Society Public Lecture Series on his new botanical discoveries. The free-to-the-public lecture will be delivered on Monday, February 12, 2018, at 10 a.m., in the Steele/Burnand Anza-Borrego Desert Research Center.
San Diego and Imperial counties of California and the Baja California region of Mexico are areas with continual botanical discovery. Come and learn about some of the most recent new plant species found and described in our region, analog and digital tools for better understanding the local flora, conservation-oriented tasks, and digital projects that include public participation.
In respect to our extremely rare, regional flora, Dr. Rebman is currently conducting extensive botanical research via binational collaboration throughout the Baja California peninsula in an attempt to re-discover 15 native plant species that are endemic to the Baja California peninsula and have been documented with only 1 historical specimen (the type specimens). Come learn about the progress on this conservation project and see images of some of these “never been photographed before” plants.
Who: Jon P. Rebman, Ph.D., Curator of Botany, San Diego Natural History Museum
What: New Botanical Discoveries, Resources, and Projects in our Region
When: Monday, February 12, 2018; 10 AM
Where: Steele/Burnand Anza-Borrego Desert Research Center
Cost: Free to the public