Southeast U.S. Flora Symposium

S. H. Sohmer ssohmer at BRIT.ORG
Tue Jan 27 15:56:29 CST 1998


                     SYMPOSIUM ANNOUNCMENT

On 23-25 April, BRIT, with the support of the Sid W. Richardson Foundation,
will sponsor the FLORA OF THE SOUTHEAST U.S. SYMPOSIUM.  This gathering will
include papers on the status of herbaria in the Southeast, the
paleobotanical history of the region, biogeography of the area, taxonomic
status of certain important plant groups, organizational meetings of Flora
North America and Generic Flora of the Southeast U.S.  In addition,
important papers on optimizing underutilized data will be presented.
Registration fees are $75 per person ($50 for presently enrolled students)
which includes a banquet with a presentation by Herb Wagner. The major
topics and individual papers are listed below, and more detailed information
can be obtained at our web site.  If you have specific questions please call
(817) 332-4441. =20

                http://www.brit.org/research/fse/


FLORA OF THE SOUTHEAST US SYMPOSIUM PROGRAM
THURSDAY, 23 APRIL 1998- SATURDAY 25 APRIL 1998

Thursday, 23 April 1998
PRE-SYMPOSIUM MEETINGS at BRIT

Registration, welcome to BRIT
Project discussions, Generic Flora of SE United States and Flora North
America. Tours of BRIT/SMU/VDB herbaria and library.
Reception at BRIT

Friday, 24 April 1998
FLORA OF THE SE US, GEOLOGICAL SETTING, BIOGEOGRAPHY, OVERVIEWS (Clarion=
 Hotel)
Moderator=97Barney Lipscomb

Welcome and Introduction/ The Fruits of Collaboration=97Sy Sohmer
The Geological History of the SE United States=97David Dilcher
The Aquatic Vascular Flora of the SE United States: Endemism and
Origins=97Robert       Haynes
Endemism and Endangered Habitats of the SE United States=92 Flora=97Robert=
 Kral
Medicinal Plants of the SE United States=97Ed Croom
Arcto-Tertiary Relationships of the SE Flora=97David Boufford

ORGANIZATIONAL AND OPERATIONAL CONCERNS IN DOCUMENTING THE SE FLORA (Clarion
Hotel)
Moderator=97Nancy Morin

Southeastern Herbaria: Who Has What From Where and Prognosis for the Future.
=97Nancy Morin and Vicki Funk
Plants on the Landscape: Distribution Maps Online and in Print: Dick
Wunderlin     and Bruce Hansen
A Wealth of Literature for the SE United States: James Zarucchi
A Revolution in Collaborative Work Processes I: The Flora of North America
Intranet=97Nancy Morin
A Revolution in Collaborative Work Processes II: Strategies for Treating the
Big    Families=97Ted Barkley

Banquet; Speaker=97W. Herb Wagner

Saturday 25 April 1998
OPTIMIZING UNDERUTILIZED DATA (at Clarion Hotel)
Moderator=97Norton Miller

Ready-Made GIS Sources and Their Use in Floristic Studies=97Leila Schultz
Unpublished Web-Site Data Sets for the SE Flora=97Norton Miller and Jorge
Arriagada
Incorporating Phylogenetic Data Sets into Treatments=97Roger Sanders and
Walter     Judd
Database Resources on Quaternary Paleobotany=97Steve Jackson
MEKA and its Applications=97John Kartesz and Chris Meecham
DELTA and Data Sets=97Progress in Floristics=97Robert Webster

Sunday, 26 April 1998  (Optional)
9:00 AM-12:00PM BRIT/SMU/VDB Herbaria & Library open.

SYMPOSIUM REGISTRATION

Registration fee is $75 ($50 for students) and is due on or before 15 March
1998. Make check payable to: Botanical Research Institute of Texas, 509
Pecan Street, Fort Worth, TEXAS 76102-4060 (or you can register through our
web site given above); 817-332-4441 or 817-332-4112 FAX. Fee includes
banquet and refreshments.

HOTEL REGISTRATION

To assure room rate and availability, please make your reservation directly
with the CLARION HOTEL (817-332-6900 - no 800 # available) or the
WORTHINGTON HOTEL  (1-800-433-5677 or 817-882-1726) no later than 1 Apr
1998.  Room rates for the CLARION are: Single or Double $79/night plus
taxes.  Room rates for the WORTHINGTON are: Single or Double $149/night plus
taxes.  Both hotels are six blocks from the Botanical Research Institute of
Texas.  WHEN MAKING YOUR RESERVATIONS PLEASE REFER TO THE "BOTANICAL
RESEARCH INSTITUTE".


AGAIN, IF YOU HAVE ANY PROBLEMS OR QUESTIONS PLEASE CALL THE INSTITUTE AT
(817) 332-4441. =20

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S. H. Sohmer              Botanical Research Institute of Texas
ssohmer at brit.org                        509 Pecan Street
Tel: 1-817-335-8158                     Fort Worth, Texas 76102-4060
Fax: 1-817-332-4112                                              USA




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