Ahola, and then the opposite of aloha, Chris!
Chris Muir was in town to fill a gaping hole in our understanding of stomate evolution (ok, I’m not very good at this — clearly Chris himself, the author of such papers as “Making pore choices: repeated regime shifts in stomatal ratio“, should be writing this post) with fieldwork at the Tilden Regional Parks Botanical Garden. It wasn’t quite all Arctostaphylos all the time — we were lucky enough to snag him for some hang-out times, and for a seminar on his very exciting upcoming work on local adaption under climate change, and on factors controlling plant investment in stomata. Coming out in fancy journals near you soon. Thanks for visiting, Chris!