2014 PA Botany Symposium

Hold These Dates! November 7–8, 2014

PA Botany Symposium
Penn Stater Conference Center
State College, PA

Please mark your calendars for the second biennial Pennsylvania Botany Symposium!

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The PA Botany Symposium Committee is pleased to introduce this exciting program (check back for speaker bios and abstracts):

PENNSYLVANIA BOTANY SYMPOSIUM 2014 PROGRAM
Keynote Address

New Information from Old Specimens: Emerging Uses for Herbarium Data
Tony Reznicek
Curator of Vascular Plants, University of Michigan Herbarium

Friday Afternoon Plant Identification Workshops 

Making Sense of Carex Section Ovales in Pennsylvania
Tony Reznicek
Curator of Vascular Plants, University of Michigan Herbarium

Demystifying Pennsylvania’s Violets
Harvey Ballard
Department of Environmental and Plant Biology, Ohio University

Introduction to Grasses, Sedges, and Rushes
Sarah Chamberlain
Riparia at Penn State University

Friday Evening Social Invited Presentation

Dummy Pollen, Buzzing Bees, and the Glossy Age of Botany
Chris Martine
Biology Department, Bucknell University

Invited Symposium Presentations

Pennsylvania’s Violets: History, Diversity and Evolution
Harvey Ballard
Department of Environmental and Plant Biology, Ohio University

A Success Story: Bio-control of the Invasive Tree-of-heaven (Ailanthus altissima) with a Native Soil-borne Fungus
Donald Davis
Department of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology, the Pennsylvania State University

Pennsylvania’s Forests: A Landscape of Change
James Finley
Department of Ecosystem Science and Management, the Pennsylvania State University

The Foundation of the Hunt Institute Collection and Its Relevance to the History of Botany
Lugene Bruno
Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, Carnegie Mellon University

Insightful Ways to Rebuild Old Taxonomy
John Kartesz
Biota of North America Program (BONAP) 

American Ginseng as a ‘Phytometer’ of Ecological Change
James McGraw
Department of Biology, West Virginia University

Exciting Plant Discoveries in Pennsylvania from the Past Two Years
Larry Klotz, Shippensburg University; Bonnie Isaac, Carnegie Museum of Natural History; John Kunsman, Natural Heritage Program, Western Pennsylvania Conservancy

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