2013 John C. Pritzlaff Conservation Award Dinner

Date: Thursday, October 24, 2013

Time: 6:30PM - 8:30PM

Instructor: Presented by the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden

Location: Montecito Country Club

Award Dinner @ $100.00
Award Dinner and Symposium @ $120.00

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Award Dinner: $85.00 through October 11 then $100.00  per person
Award Dinner & Symposium: $100.00 through October 11 then $120.00 per person

Symposium: $25.00 through October 11 then $35.00 per person

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The Honorable John C. Pritzlaff Conservation Award is given annually by the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden to recognize achievements in conservation both in California and around the world

2013 Honoree: Dr. Bruce Pavlik

Please join the Garden as we honor Dr. Bruce Pavlik, Director of Restoration Ecology, Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew & Director of the Mills College Botanic Garden.

Dr. Pavlik is Head of Restoration Ecology at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Since receiving his Ph.D. in Botany in 1982, he has been a long-time instructor at institutions both academic and government, from Mills College to the National Park Service Training Program, as well as vice president of the California Native Plant Society and series editor of the California Natural History Guide Series.

image of littoral forest in MadagascarBruce's research has focused on how to create or enhance plant populations in situ by understanding founding events and their demographic consequences. He recognizes that while dispersal, gene pool formation, reproduction and seed bank dynamics are central to restoration, they are greatly challenged by environmental stochasticity and the limitations imposed by human conservation institutions. His recent projects have emphasized the design, establishment and manipulation of populations and natural communities using field-based, experimental approaches within the context of a collaborative, decision-making framework ("adaptive management").   Most have been associated with grasslands and deserts, but unusual ecosystems (dunes, lakeshores, geothermal springs, serpentinite outcrops, vernal pools) have received special attention. Bruce is an author of over 40 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters, and eight books, including The California deserts: An ecological rediscovery and Oaks of California

At the 2013 Pritzlaff Conservation Symposium, Dr. Pavlik will consider the question: "What scientific, economic and institutional commitment will it take to restore littoral forest in Madagascar that we haven't tried in less complex US ecosystems?"

2013 Honorable John C. Pritzlaff Conservation Symposium

image of Cuyama Valley wildflower display, photo by Ines RobertsDate: Friday, October 25, 2013
Time: 1-5:00pm
Instructor: Presented by the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
Location: Santa Barbara Public Library’s Faulkner Gallery
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