[Taxacom] 59th Annual Systematics Symposium, Missouri Botanical Garden

Jim Solomon Jim.Solomon at mobot.org
Tue Sep 25 12:23:37 CDT 2012

59th Annual Systematics Symposium

Missouri Botanical Garden

12-13 October 2012

(With support from the National Science Foundation)



To celebrate the Flora of China project

Organizing committee: P. Mick Richardson and Nicholas Turland


Friday 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. Informal mixer in Ridgway Center.


Saturday 8:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. Talks in Ridgway Center.


John MacKinnon (EU-China Biodiversity Program) China's floral richness:
Is it safe?

Jianguo "Jack" Liu (Michigan State University) Giant pandas and
conservation in China

Jun Wen (Smithsonian Institution) Evolution of plant diversity in China

David Boufford (Harvard University) & Hang Sun (Kunming Institute of
Botany) Hengduan Mountains: not all biodiversity is tropical

Sushma Reddy (Loyola University Chicago) Phylogeny and biogeography of
birds of China

Pu Huang (Washington University in St. Louis) The domestication of rice

Jan Salick (MBG) Evening speaker: Global warming and mountain plants


Registration must be accompanied by a $50.00 registration fee, which
also covers the cost of refreshments at the Friday mixer and lunch (but
not dinner) on Saturday. The cost of the dinner on Saturday is an
additional $75.00. Information on local hotels and motels will be
available to registrants. No refunds will be granted after 24 September.
There is no guarantee of food being available if you register after 24
September. For electronic registration and payment go to


P. Mick Richardson (mick.richardson at mobot.org, Tel: 314 577 5176; Fax:
314 577 0820).


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