Natural History of the Channel Islands Lecture

Date: Saturday, August 29, 2020

Time: 4:00PM - 6:00PM

Instructor: Dr. Denise Knapp

Location: Zoom Meeting

Sliding Scale starting at $15

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Please note that this lecture starts at 4pm rather than 4:30pm

California's Galapagos

The California Channel Islands are world-renowned for their scenic beauty and rich natural resources, including a large proportion of plants and animals found nowhere else on earth. This lecture offers an overview of the terrestrial ecology and natural history of these gems of the Central Coast. Join us as Garden Director of Conservation & Research Denise Knapp shares the highlights of the plant, animal, geologic, climatic, and human realms on these fascinating islands. This lecture will give you a taste of what Denise teaches in her 9-week deep dive course on the Channel Islands, offered every other Summer/Fall.


Dr. Denise KnappDr. Denise Knapp, the Garden's Director of Conservation and Research, received her degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where she investigated plant-insect interactions and habitat restoration. She has worked for two decades as a plant ecologist in southern California, with eight of those years on Santa Catalina Island and conservation experience on nearly all of the Channel Islands. She has published research on a wide range of topics from ecosystem restoration and plant-insect interactions, to rare plant populations, vegetation change, fire, introduced species, and conservation prioritization.

If you have trouble registering, please contact the Registrar at 805-682-4726 ext. 102

Channel Islands
Conservation & Restoration
Natural History