November 1, 2019 at 6:45 pm

Plant Biology Colloquium | Visiting Fulbright Scholar on Extreme Botany in Colombia, Nov. 22

The Environmental & Plant Biology Colloquium Series presents Saul Hoyos-Gomez on “Extreme Botany in Colombia” on Friday, Nov. 22, from 11:50 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. in Porter 104.

Gomez is a visiting Fulbright scholar from the University of Antioquia in Medellin Colombia.

I am actually doing a taxonomic revision of the genus Rinorea (Violaceae) for Colombia and the Neotropics, and I have the honor to have as one of my advisers Dr. Harvey Ballard. But, I am not only a taxonomist and botanist, I am also a naturalist, biologist and conservationist, and I feel very fortunately to grow up in Colombia, an incredible megadiverse country,” Gomez says.

“I have studied and traveled around Colombia for very different reasons, one of them is trying to show the world the importance of preserving not only the biodiversity, but also of the cultural heritage we still have in Colombia.
In my talk, I want to share three examples of fieldwork that I have done in very extreme places in Colombia such as the Amazon basin, the Magdalena Valley and the Chocó biogegraphic región. So, get prepared to immerse yourself in the extreme botany in Colombia and learn more about the neotropics research that has been done in the last years with these incredible group of people.”

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