[Taxacom] Missouri Fall Systematics Symposium

Peter Stevens peter.stevens at mobot.org
Tue Sep 22 17:35:41 CDT 2009

Angiosperm Phylogeny and Biotic evolution

56th Annual Systematics Symposium

Missouri Botanical Garden

  Program of Events

Friday, October 9, 2009

9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.      Registration: Ridgway Center, 4344 Shaw Blvd.

3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.      Herbarium Curators’ Meeting: Garden Room  
of the Ridgway Center. The Garden hosts this annual meeting to  
discuss topics of mutual interest and to serve as a forum for new  
ideas of importance for management and care of collections.

7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.     Social for All Symposium Participants:  
Monsanto Hall, mezzanine of Ridgway Center lobby.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.      Registration: Ridgway Center

Paper Sessions

Morning Session: Shoenberg Auditorium, Ridgway Center

8:30 a.m.                  Peter H. Raven, President, Missouri  
Botanical Garden, Opening Remarks

8:50 a.m.                  Andy Jones, Monocot phylogeny: Past,  
present and future

9:40 a.m.                  Coffee Break. 30 minutes, Orthwein Floral  

10:10 a.m.                Paula Rudall, What makes a monocot?  
Systematic characters that characterize higher-level taxonomic groups  
in monocots

11:00 a.m.                Thomas Givnish, Towards an understanding of  
the phylogeny and diversification of Poales

11:50 a.m.                Lunch – Orthwein Floral Display Hall of the  
Ridgway Center

Afternoon Session, Shoenberg Auditorium, Ridgway Center

2:00 p.m.                  Delzie Demaree Travel Award Announcement

2:10 p.m.                  Chris Schardl, How and why do plant  
mutualists evolve? The grass endophyte story

3:00 p.m.                  Coffee Break. 20 minutes, Orthwein Floral  

3:20 p.m.                  Doug Soltis, Assembling the angiosperm  
tree of life: Progress and future prospects

4:10 p.m.                  Kevin Boyce, Angiosperms put the rain in  
the rainforests: The impact of plant evolution on tropical biodiversity

5:00 p.m.                  Pre-Dinner Drinks, Spoehrer Plaza (weather  
permitting) or Monsanto Hall

6:30 p.m.                  Dinner – Monsanto Hall

7: 45 p.m.                 Evening Speaker: William “Ned” Friedman, A  
Darwinian look at Darwin’s evolutionist ancestors

Sunday, October 11, 2009

8:30 a.m.                  Peter Endress, Eudicots: Diversity and  
evolution of flowers

9.20 a.m.                  Steven Manchester, New perspectives on the  
biogeographic history of major angiosperm clades

10:10 a.m.                Coffee Break. 20 minutes, Orthwein Floral Hall

10:30 a.m.                Bryan Danforth, Phylogeny and temporal  
diversification of bees – some implications for plants

11:20 a.m.                Conrad Labandeira, Paleohistory of plant/ 
insect interactions

Mail registration form to:
Systematics Symposium
Missouri Botanical Garden
P.O. Box 299
St. Louis, MO 63166-0299
For further information, contact:
P. Mick Richardson
Email: mick.richardson at mobot.org
Tel: 314 577 5176
Fax: 314 577 0820

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