[Taxacom] Summer Field Course - Taxonomy and Biology of Ferns and Lycophytes
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Taxonomy and Biology of Ferns and Lycophytes
August 22 - 28, 2010
Humboldt Field Research Institute, Stueben, Maine
Drs. Robbin Moran (New York Botanical Garden) and Carl Taylor (National Science Foundation) will teach this course about the identification, phylogeny, and ecology of ferns and lycophytes. Morning lectures will review the major families and place these in a phylogenetic context. The afternoon field trips will emphasize identification and ecology of local genera and species. The course will visit several habitat types along and near the eastern Maine coast to see as many species as possible. Herbarium specimens of northeastern species not found locally will be available for study. Besides identification, we will discuss the distinctive biology of ferns and lycophytes, such as their life cycle, hybridization, polyploidy, unusual adaptations (iridescent ferns, ant ferns, apogamy), biogeography, and uses of ferns by people. Carl Taylor will give several lectures on the biology and identification of quillworts (Isoëtes), a group in which he is a world expert. For more information, visit http://www.eaglehill.us/ or call the Eagle Hill office at 207-546-2821.
Post-doctoral Research Associate
The New York Botanical Garden
200th St. and Southern Blvd.
Bronx, NY 10467-5128
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