[Taxacom] Annual Systematics Symposium, Missouri Botanical Garden

Jim Solomon Jim.Solomon at mobot.org
Thu Aug 29 16:59:33 CDT 2013

60th Annual Systematics Symposium

Missouri Botanical Garden

October 11-12, 2013



Phylogeny meets Ecology: patterns of diversity, community assembly, and niche evolution



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

Saturday 8:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.  Scientific program and meals in Ridgway Center



Jeremy Beaulieu (NIMBioS, University of Tennessee, http://www.jeremybeaulieu.org/)

     Exploring the evolution of a very old and widespread angiosperm clade


Jeannine Cavender-Bares (University of Minnesota, http://www.cbs.umn.edu/lab/cavender)

     Integrating ecology and phylogenetics: the deep footprint of evolution on modern-day communities


Jonathan Davies (McGill University, http://biology.mcgill.ca/faculty/davies/research.html)

     Predicting phenology from phylogeny


Tiffany Knight (Washington University, http://biology4.wustl.edu/faculty/knight/research.html)

     Integrating phylogeny, spatial scale and ecology to understand the causes and consequences of plant invasions


Hafiz Maherali (University of Guelph, http://www.uoguelph.ca/ib/people/faculty/maherali.shtml)

     An exploration of pattern and process in the evolutionary history of the mycorrhizal symbiosis


Dave Tank (University of Idaho, http://phylodiversity.net/dtank/Tank_Lab/Research.html)

      Alien encounters of the floral kind: deconstructing Darwin's Naturalization Hypothesis


Sebastián Tello (Missouri Botanical Garden, https://sites.google.com/site/jsebastiantello/)

     The evolutionary and ecological assembly of a tropical flora along an elevational gradient in the Andes


Amy Zanne (The George Washington University, http://departments.columbian.gwu.edu/biology/people/166)

     It's getting cold out there: Evolution of freezing tolerance and growth form in angiosperms


Registration fee for Symposium:     $50.00

Optional fee for Saturday dinner:     $75.00


For further information, contact:

Peter C. Hoch (peter.hoch at mobot.org)

Missouri Botanical Garden

P.O. Box 299

St. Louis, MO 63166-0299

Tel: 314 577 5175

Fax: 314 577 0820


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