The new issue is online [Madroño 59(4)] and our paper is published! I am looking forward to getting back home to read it and the other articles in the new issue. Thanks to everyone for their patience and support for all the research and writing, I will be sending reprints your way.
WALDEN, G. K., and R. PATTERSON. 2012. Nomenclature of subdivisions in Phacelia (Boraginaceae). Madroño 59(4):211-222.
Abstract link http://www.bioone.org/doi/abs/10.3120/0024-9637-59.4.211
Full text [with subscription] http://www.bioone.org/doi/full/10.3120/0024-9637-59.4.211
Super congratulations to Eliza Shepherd, Brennan Wenck-Riley, and Jessica Peak on their successful thesis defenses! Eliza talked about her super-cool project with local rarity ranks and local rare hotspots in Sonoma County, Brennan talked about collecting and describing Marasmius from the Death Road in Bolivia, and Jessica ruined all of my abilities to identify hyper-variable Calochortus in the field. Every talk was different and had great ideas, some of which I had to look up the references for later. Great job all around!
Attended the masters thesis defense of Rebecca Stubbs on her Polemonium research at SFSU this week. One of the best presentations I have seen, and really stoked for her and Dr. Patterson and the whole grad group. Congratulations! Looking forward to the other upcoming defenses this semester [Jessica Peak, Eliza Shepard, Brennan Wenck-Riley], good luck to everybody in your preparations and graduation. It is really fantastic to see how amazing and productive everyone is there – wonderfully inspiring. They have all helped me learn a ton and persist, and I am really thankful for their support and advice over the years.