2021 Virtual PA Botany Symposium

Enjoy the November 6 symposium highlights right here!

Video of Keynote by Peter Zale, Ph.D.
Student ePoster Session Entries
ePoster Codes — Use them to locate individual poster entries at the site linked above.
Cool Finds in 2019, 2020 and 2021

CONGRATULATIONS to our 2021 Student Poster Session Winners:

Undergraduate
1st: Diamanda Zizis, Bucknell University, “What happens when you cross plant species with two distinct sexual systems? An ex situ hybridization approach”
2nd: Sarah White, University of Scranton, “Quantifying geographic variation in flower color in Mimulus ringens using citizen science data”
Graduate
1st: Cheyenne Moore, University of Pittsburgh, “Invasive hybrid vigor? Niche and trait variance between three knotweed taxa”
2nd: Cassie Stark, Penn State University, “A habitat comparison between two ramp species, Allium tricoccum and Allium burdickii, in Pennsylvania”

TIMESESSIONPRESENTER
1:00–1:05WelcomeThe PA Botany Planning Committee
1:05–1:50Native Orchid Conservation Efforts at Longwood GardensPeter Zale, Ph.D., Associate Director, Plant Breeding and Collections, Longwood Gardens
1:50–2:00Transition Break
2:00–3:00Student Poster Session and Live Judging. Participants are invited to visit the PA Botany Virtual Poster Session. Support the next generation of botanists! High school through graduate school students compete for cash prizes. Students will be available to answer questions about their work via chat.
3:00–3:40Cool Finds! It has been a long time, and we cannot wait to share your Cool Finds from 2019, 2020 and 2021.Curated and presented by Chris Firestone,
PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
3:40–3:50Student Poster Awards. Join us to see who wins first and second prizes in two categories: High School/Undergrad and Grad Student.
3:50–4:00Conclusion