2018 PA Botany Symposium November 2–3

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
See the full 2018 Pennsylvania Botany Symposium schedule on this page.

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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