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  Tucson Cactus and Succulent Society

Thursday September 3, 2020  7:00 pm

Presented by Peter Breslin

Cacti and Succulents Endemic to Baja California


Note this is a Virtual Meeting using Zoom conferencing technology>

No meetings at Sky Islands High School are currently being planned due to Covid-19 concerns


You can view the July meeting with the aid of your cell phone, tablet. ipad, laptop or desktop computer, you will enjoy an excellent program!

There will be a Q&A period at the end using written Chat questions, you do not need a microphone

Please see our Zoom Instructions for connection and how to use Zoom.





Peter Breslin began Ph.D. studies at Arizona State University in the fall of 2014 and completed the Ph.D. in spring 2020, investigating questions regarding the biogeography and evolution of Cactaceae. Under the advisement of Martin Wojciechowski, with the help of committee members Lucas Majure, Shannon Fehlberg, Fabio Albuquerque and Jon Rebman. Breslin pursued research regarding the molecular phylogenetics, ancestral biogeography, climate change impacts on habitat suitability and population viability of the Mammillaria and Cochemiea (Cactaceae) of Baja California and adjacent regions.

Breslin is one of the authors of Field Guide to Cacti and Other Succulents of Arizona, published by the Tucson Cactus and Succulent Society, soon in its 3rd edition. He has been traveling to Baja California to find and photograph populations of rare cacti and succulents for the past 25 years. He recently moved to Los Angeles, CA, to teach biology and environmental science at Geffen Academy at UCLA, where he also hopes to continue several research projects.

This will be our 3rd ZOOM program presentation. Anyone is welcome to join us with the aid of a cell phone, pad, laptop or desktop computer, you will enjoy an excellent program! Please follow the Zoom connection instructions provided and enjoy this presentation.

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TCSS reserves the right to change dates and/or program should it be necessary.