2014 PA Botany Symposium November 7–8

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Follow this link to register separately for each of three Friday workshops (which run concurrently, so please choose only one of the three), Friday night social, and for the Saturday symposium.

PA Botany Symposium
Penn Stater Conference Center
State College, PA

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The PA Botany Symposium Committee is pleased to introduce:
THE PENNSYLVANIA BOTANY SYMPOSIUM 2014 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

 FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7th

1:30 – 4:30 p.m. Workshops

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

Demystifying Pennsylvania’s Violets
Dr. Harvey Ballard, Associate Professor and Herbarium Director and Curator of Vascular Plants
Department of Environmental & Plant Biology, Ohio University

Making Sense of the “Ovales;” the most difficult sedges in the Pennsylvania flora
Dr. Tony Reznicek, Curator of Vascular Plants
University of Michigan Herbarium

6:30 pm – 9:30 Friday Evening Social and Presentation

Dummy Pollen, Buzzing Bees, and the Glossy Age of Botany
Dr. Chris Martine, Burpee Professor of Biology
Bucknell University

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 8th

 7:00 – 9:00  a.m. Registration, Continental Breakfast

 7:00 – 7:45 Vendor Setup

 7:45 – 9:00 Vendor Session

 9:00 – 10:00 Keynote Address

New Information from Old Specimens: emerging uses for herbarium data
Dr. Tony Reznicek, Curator of Vascular Plants
University of Michigan Herbarium

10:00 – 10:40 a.m.

Pennsylvania’s Violets — History, Diversity, and Evolution
Dr. Harvey Ballard, Associate Professor and Herbarium Director and Curator of Vascular Plants
Department of Environmental & Plant Biology, Ohio University

10:40 – 11:00 a.m. break

11:00 – 11:40 a.m.

American Ginseng as a ‘Phytometer’ of Ecological Change
Dr. Jim McGraw, Eberly Professor of Biology
West Virginia University

11:40 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.

Exciting Plant Discoveries in Pennsylvania from the Past Two Years
Dr. Larry Klotz, Emeritus Professor of Biology
Shippensburg University

12:20 – 1:20 p.m. lunch

1:20 – 2:00 p.m.

Insightful Ways to Rebuild Old Taxonomy
Dr. John Kartesz, Director of the Biota of North America Program (BONAP)

2:00 – 2:20 break

2:20 – 3:00 p.m.

The Foundation of the Hunt Institute Collection and its Relevance to the History of Botany
Lugene Bruno, Curator of Art & Senior Research Scholar
Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, Carnegie Mellon University

3:00 – 3:40 p.m.

Ailanthus Wilt, Natural Controls, and Invasion Ecology
Dr. Don Davis, Professor of Plant Pathology
Department of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology, Penn State University

3:40 – 4:20 p.m.

Pennsylvania’s Forests: A Landscape of Change
Dr. Jim Finley, Professor of Forest Resources
Department of Ecosystem Science and Management, Penn State University

 

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