Missouri Botanical Symposium - 2014

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The second annual Missouri Botanical Symposium is scheduled for March 21, 2014! This exciting event will provide an opportunity for botany professionals and enthusiasts to share research and ideas about a variety of regional botanical topics.

The symposium will be held on the campus of the Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla, Missouri.

Topics and speakers include:

Your First Look at 88,000 Missouri Glades: How Landscapes and Geology Influence their Shapes, Patterns and Distribution (Paul W. Nelson, Consultant to the American Bird Conservancy)

Fifty Shades of Glade: Plant Diversity in Rocky Ozark Grasslands (Jesse Miller, Ph.D. Candidate, University of Wisconsin)

Restoration Ecology of Glades: Are Calcareous Outcrops in the Ozarks and Tennessee Central Basin Different? (Dr. Matthew Albrecht, Assistant Curator of Conservation Biology, Center for Conservation and Sustainable Development, Missouri Botanical Garden)

Exploring Polyploidy and Diversity: The Intriguing Case of Phlox pilosa (Dr. Carolyn Ferguson, Kansas State University)

The Rare Plants of Michigan: Trends, Tracks, and Tribulations. Or, We’re not so Different, You and I. (Bradford Slaughter, Lead Botanist, Michigan Natural Features Inventory)

Fossils, Forests, and Conservation (Dr. Alan Graham, Curator of Paleobotany & Palynology, Missouri Botanical Garden)

Review of the Missouri Natural Heritage Program for Plants (Malissa Underwood, State Botanist, Missouri Department of Conservation and Dr. George Yatskievych, Curator and Director of the Missouri Flora Project, Missouri Botanical Garden)

Reproductive Ecology of Asclepias meadii (Dr. Retha Edens-Meier, St. Louis University and Dr. Peter Bernhardt, St. Louis University)

36 Years of Botanical Observations and Natural Community Management at One State Park (Bruce Schuette, Cuivre River State Park Naturalist, Missouri Department of Natural Resources)

For more information and registration, please see: http://www.missouribotanicalsymposium.org/index.html.

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