Visiting Researcher Seminar: Denis Benjamin

Event Date

June 20, 2017, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM


Brown Bag Lunchtime Lectures

Program Information

Time: First Tuesday of each month, 12-1pm

Location: BRIT Commons

Cost: Free, Open to the Public

Point of Contact

Alyssa B. Young

Research Coordinator and Special Collections Librarian

Dr. Benjamin, Resident Research Associate at BRIT, recently returned from a month-long visit to Western Australia. In his lecture, he will illustrate  some of the unique natural history of region, one of the world's signature biodiversity hotspots. Almost 75% of the 12,000 vascular plants are endemic, occurring nowhere else on Earth. The major focus will be on the eucalypts, Banksias, and grass-trees - as well as the inevitable examples of unusual fungi and even some fauna.

Dr. Denis Benjamin in Australia


About Brown Bag Lunchtime Lectures

The BRIT Lecture Series is designed to create community wide conversation about a diverse range of important and rapidly developing topics. This series gives scientists and speakers a forum for sharing the most current information about their areas of expertise and allows the public to interact with leading members of the local, national, and international scientific community.

Our Lecture Series is made up of Brown Bag Lunchtime Lectures and BRIT Research Seminars. Brown Bags take place the first Tuesday of each month, February – July and September – November, from noon - 1pm in the BRIT Commons. Research Seminars take place periodically throughout the year and are scheduled based on the availability of our in-house and visiting researchers.

All events are free and open to the public, please watch this page and our Facebook page for announcements of upcoming Brown Bags and BRIT Researcher Seminars.