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Jeff Chemnick

114 Conejo Road

Santa Barbara, California 93103

 

[805]965-0895 [email protected]

 

Education

  • Bachelor of Science, Zoology and Botany; minor in Spanish;
    San Diego State University. 1976.

Research and Ecotours

2008

  • March field trip to Oaxaca to lead birding tour for group with Jon Dunn and Jonathan Alderfer, editors of National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America.

2007

  • October field trip to Oaxaca to lead cycad ecotour for group with Claire Sawyer, Director of Scott Arboretum, Swarthmore College
  • June field trip to South Africa to review Encephalartos populations with John Donaldson, chair of Cycad Specialist Group, IUCN

2006

  • November field trip to Oaxaca to lead Salvia ecotour with international group of botanists and horticulturists.
  • July field trip to Oaxaca to lead birding ecotour along the coast.
  • March field trip Oaxaca to survey plants and birds of the Sierra Sur.
  • January field trip to Oaxaca to lead flower and bird ecotour with botanists from Eden Project and Kew Garden, UK.

2005

  • December field trip to Oaxaca to survey birds of the coast and foothills.
  • October field trip to Oaxaca to survey birds of Rancho Dioon and lead bird tour.
  • March field trip to Oaxaca to research cycads and birds of the Sierra Sur.
  • January field trip to Oaxaca to lead birding tour.

2004

  • May field trip along Pacific Coast to lead survey of Dioon populations for Montgomery Botanical Center and Lotusland.
  • March field trip to Guerrero and Oaxaca to lead birding tour with Jon Dunn, editor of National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America.
  • January field trip to Oaxaca to lead plant ecotour for group of botanists.

2003

  • December field trip to Oaxaca to lead bird tour.
  • April field trip to Chiapas, Mexico to study several Ceratozamia populations.
  • March field trip to Oaxaca, Mexico to study a Ceratozamia population.

2002

  • August field trip to Vietnam to study Cycas populations and survey birds.
  • May field trip to Oaxaca, Mexico to study several cycad populations and survey birds of the area.
  • Leader of January field trip for the executive directors of Ganna Walska Lotusland and Chanticleer Botanical Gardens to survey birds and cycad populations in southern Mexico.

2001

  • Leader of November field trip for botanists from Europe, South Africa, and the US to survey cycad populations throughout eastern and southern Mexico.
  • May field trip to Oaxaca, Mexico to study several Dioon populations.
  • Co-leader of collaborative scientific field trip for Ganna Walska Lotusland, Montgomery Botanical Center, and Xalapa Institute of Ecology to survey and collect data and plant materials throughout eastern and southern Mexico and survey bird species of the area.

2000

  • Field trip to Chiapas, Mexico to study several Ceratozamia populations.

2001-present

  • Ganna Walska Lotusland Research Associate. Field and garden research and consultation

1999

  • Leader of August field trip for cycad biologists from South Africa and Australia to survey cycad populations throughout southern Mexico.

1998

  • Field trip through western and southern Mexico to study cycad populations.

1997

  • Field trip through eastern Mexico to study cycad populations.

1995-1999

  • Annual field trips to Oaxaca, Mexico to study cycad populations.

1974-1980

  • Annual trips to Mexico and Central America to conduct fieldwork in entomology for the University of Michigan and San Diego State University.

1976-present

  • Annual trips to Mexico to study cycad populations and survey wild bird species.

 

Selected Publications

  • Chemnick, J.  2008. Birding Review of the Garden.
    Lotusland
    Newsletter. Volume 17, No. 1.
  • Schneider, E.L., S. Carlquist, and J.G. Chemnick. 2007. Scanning electron microscope studies of cycad tracheids.
    South
    African Journal of Botany. 73: 512-517.
  • Chemnick, J. 2007. Focus on Dioon merolae.
    The
    Cycad Newsletter. Vol. 30: 2  8-10.
  • Chemnick, J. 2005. Seed Dispersal Agents of Two Mexican Cycads.
    Chapter 8. Proceedings of Cycad 2005. New York Botanical Garden Press 104-119.
  • Chemnick, J. 2005. In the field with Ceratozamia euryphyllidia.
    The
    Cycad Newsletter. Vol. 28:  2 10-13
  • Gregory, T.J., and J. Chemnick. Hypotheses on the relationship between biogeography and speciation in Dioon. In press. In Walters, T., and R. Osborne (eds). Cycad Classification: Concepts and Recommendations. CABI Publishing. Wallingford, United Kingdom.
  • Chemnick, J. 2003. Cycad Ecotouring in Vietnam.
    The
    Cycad Newsletter 26: 2 3-8.
  • Gregory, T. J., J. Chemnick, S. Salas-Morales, and A. Vovides. 2003. A new species in the genus Dioon (Zamiaceae) from north-central Oaxaca, Mexico.
    Botanical
    Journal of the Linnean Society 141: 471-476.
  • Stevenson, D. W., A. Vovides, and J. Chemnick. 2003. Regional Overview: New World. Donaldson, J (ed). Cycads: Status Survey and Conservation Action Plan. IUCN/SSC Cycad Specialist Group. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK. Pages 31-38.
  • Chemnick, J. 2002a. Notes on Ceratozamia hildae.
    The
    Cycad Newsletter 26: 13.
  • Chemnick, J. 2002b. Dioon Theft in Oaxaca, Mexico.
    Encephalartos
    (Journal of the Cycad Society of South Africa) 70: 24-25.
  • Chemnick, J. 2001. The Ceratozamias of Chiapas, Mexico.
    The
    Cycad Newsletter 24: 3-7.
  • Chemnick, J. 2000a. Travels in Search of Mexican Cycads.
    Encephalartos
    (Journal of the Cycad Society of South Africa) 63: 14-16.
  • Chemnick, J. 2000b. The Future of Mexican Cycads in the Wild.
    The
    Cycad Newsletter 23: 16-19.
  • Chemnick, J. 2000c. The Dioons of Mexico.
    Encephalartos
    (Journal of the Cycad Society of South Africa) 63: 10-14.
  • Chemnick, J. 1999a. The Threatened Cycads of Mexico.
    The
    Cycad Newsletter 22: 15-16.
  • Chemnick, J. 1999b. Another Day, Another Dioon.
    The
    Cycad Newsletter 22: 30-34.
  • Chemnick, J. 1998a. Does This Make You Cross?.
    The
    Cycad Newsletter 21: 8-10.
  • Chemnick, J. 1998b. A Note From the Field.
    The
    Cycad Newsletter 21: 14.
  • Chemnick, J., T. J. Gregory, and S. Salas-Morales. 1997a. A revision of Dioon tomasellii (Zamiaceae) from western Mexico, a range extension of D. merolae, and a clarification of D. purpusii.
    Phytologia
    83: 1-6.
  • Chemnick, J., T. J. Gregory, and S. Salas-Morales. 1997b. Ceratozamia mixeorum (Zamiaceae), a new species from Oaxaca, Mexico with comments on distribution, habitat, and species relationships.
    Phytologia
    83: 47-52.
  • Chemnick, J., and T. J. Gregory. 1995. A new species of Ceratozamia (Zamiaceae) from Oaxaca, Mexico with comments on distribution, habitat, and relationships.
    Phytologia
    79: 51-57

Professional Meetings

  • Chemnick and Salas-Morales 2008. SERBO’s research on the cycads of Oaxaca.
    The
    International Cycad Symposium, Panama City, Panama.
  • Chemnick 2005. Dispersal agents in Mexican cycads.
    The
    International Cycad Symposium  Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico.
  • Chemnick, Gregory, and Salas-Morales. 2002. Two new species in the genus Dioon.
    The
    International Cycad Symposium, Nong Nooch Botanical Garden, Thailand.
  • Gregory and Chemnick. 2002. Hypotheses on the relationship between biogeography and speciation in Dioon.
    Montgomery
    Botanical Center, Miami, Florida.
  • Chemnick 1999. Resolving taxonomic problems in the genus Dioon.
    The
    International Cycad Symposium, Miami, Florida.

Invited Lectures

  • 1991-present. Introduction to Cycads and the Cycad Garden of Lotusland.
    Biennial Lotusland docent training class. Santa Barbara, California.
  • March 2008.  Madagascar, a Review of the Flora and Fauna.
    Central Coast Cactus and Succulent Society, San Luis Obispo, California.
  • November 2007. The Cycads of Mexico.
    Quail Botanic Garden San Diego, California.
  • June 2007. The Cycads of Mexico.
    Huntington Botanic Garden, Los Angeles California.
  • October 2006.  Madagascar, a Review of the Flora and Fauna.
    Ganna Walska Lotusland, Santa Barbara California.
  • July 2005.  The Agaves of Mexico.
    Ganna Walska Lotusland, Santa Barbara, California.
  • Hayes, V., and J. Chemnick. 2002. A Ceratozamia Field Trip to Mexico.
    Ganna
    Walska Lotusland. Santa Barbara, California.
  • Gregory, T. J., J. Chemnick, and S. Salas-Morales. 2002. Hypotheses on the relationship between biogeography and speciation in Dioon.
    The Cycad Classification Concept Workshop. Miami, Florida.
  • 1988-2002. Annual birding and field trip review.
    Santa Barbara Audubon Society, California.
  • May  2001. A biogeographic review of the Mexican cycads.
    West Coast Cycad Society. Fullerton Arboretum. Fullerton, California.
  • March 1998. An Introduction to the Cycads.
    Cactus and Succulent Society. Santa Barbara, California.
  • March 1997. Attracting Pollinators to the Garden.
    Santa Barbara Horticultural Society. Santa Barbara, California.
  • September 1996. Botanizing Around the World.
    Santa Barbara Horticultural Society. Santa Barbara, California.
  • 1994. Cycad horticulture: Prehistoric plants in a modern landscape.
    San Marcos Grower's Field Day. Santa Barbara, California.
  • April 1994. An Introduction to the Cycads.
    Men's Garden Club. Santa Barbara, California.
  • 1992. Botanizing in Mexico.
    Santa Barbara Horticultural Society. Santa Barbara, California.
  • 1983. All About Cycads.
    Santa Barbara Horticultural Society. Santa Barbara, California.

Societies

  • International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources. Cycad Specialist Group Member. 2001-present.
  • The Cycad Society. Member. 1979-present.
  • The Cycad Society. Board Member. 2003-2007.
  • The Cycad Society of South Africa. Member. 1992-present.
  • The Palm Society. Member. 1992-present.
  • Santa Barbara Horticulture Society. Member. 1983-present.
  • Santa Barbara Horticulture Society. President. 1996-1997.
  • Santa Barbara Audubon Society. Member. 1991-present.
  • Santa Barbara Audubon Society. Field Trip Chair. 1994-1996.

References

Dr. Steven Timbrook, Director Emeritus at Ganna Walska Lotusland

2412 Foothill Rd. Santa Barbara, CA 93103

email: [email protected]

phone: 805-682-4207

Claire Sawyer, Director at The Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College

500 College Avenue. Swarthmore, PA 19081

email: [email protected]

phone: 610-328-8026

Dr. Timothy Gregory, Research Associate at University California Berkeley Botanic Garden

280 Woodside Dr. Woodside Ca. 94062

email: [email protected]

phone: 650-888-3591

Dr. Jonathan B. Shurin, Associate Professor in the Department of Zoology,
University of British Columbia

6270 University Blvd. Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4 Canada

email: [email protected]

phone: 604-822-4654