Hardcore Natural History
Every quarter Hardcore Natural History selects a theme and presents three evenings to examine that through three lenses: plant, animal, and cultural. Our speakers address the most current research in those three respective areas so that guests are able to learn about history, while it is happening.
2019 Speaker Series
Sudden Oak Death
HNH launches its newest theme for the Fall - Disease. On Thursday, September 19, we will look at this theme through the lens of plants, diving into what is commonly referred to as “Sudden Oak Death”. Phytophthora ramorum, the pathogen known to cause sudden oak death, will be explored by our expert guest Chris Lee, of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. Lee has researched sudden oak through the University of California and is currently the chair of the California Oak Mortality Task Force.