The Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center • State College, Pennsylvania
Our Thanks to All Who Participated in the 2018 Symposium!
Our 4th biennial Pennsylvania Botany Symposium did it again! It brought together a diverse audience from amateur to student to academic botanists, and those interested in the natural world in general. It was a unique occasion and time to share our work and celebrate our botanical heritage.
A committee of botanists from across the state worked hard to organize this event, rich with:
- hands-on workshop opportunities
- presenters who are leaders in the field
- opportunities for students to engage with professionals
Our invited speakers were carefully selected to share their expertise. Research results were presented, but at a level appropriate for an audience of diverse backgrounds. All of our invited speakers are experts with reputations for being engaging and entertaining:
- Keynote speaker Robbin Moran, Nathaniel Lord Britton Curator of Botany, New York Botanical Garden
- Kay Havens, Medard and Elizabeth Welch Director, Plant Science and Conservation, Chicago Botanic Garden
- John Wenzel, Director, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Powdermill Nature Reserve
- Anne Francis, Lead Botanist, NatureServe
- Peter Wilf, Professor of Paleobotany, Penn State University
- Sybil Gotsch, Assistant Professor of Biology, Franklin and Marshall College
- Roger Latham, Ecologist/Conservation Biologist, Continental Conservation
The 2018 Symposium schedule included:
- Friday, November 2 — full and half-day workshops
- Friday evening social with exhibitors, a student poster session, and an informal presentation
- Saturday, November 3 — full day of presentations on a variety of botanical topics including taxonomy, conservation, ecology, biology, history and floristics
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