[Taxacom] Conference: Australasian Systematic Botany Society (ASBS)

Tate, Jennifer J.Tate at massey.ac.nz
Mon Nov 3 16:04:51 CST 2014

Australasian Systematic Botany Society (ASBS) conference
24-28 November 2014
Massey University
Palmerston North
New Zealand

We look forward to welcoming you to the 2014 ASBS meeting at the Massey University campus in Palmerston North, New Zealand. Our theme for the meeting will be 'Next-generation Systematics' which includes approaching systematics from different perspectives, the use of new technologies, and even training the next generation of practicing plant systematists. We look forward to diverse presentations of projects from Australasia and around the world.

Draft program is now available:  http://www.massey.ac.nz/~jtate/ASBS2014NZ.htm

Registration deadline is 20 November.

Oral sessions include Paleobotany, Taxonomy, Species Limits, Biogeography and Phylogeny, E-floras, Hybridization and Polyploidy.

Plenary speakers:
  Dr. Heidi Meudt (Museum of New Zealand, Te Papa Tongarewa): "Next-generation, integrative, collaborative systematics"

Dr. Peter Weston (Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney, Nancy Burbidge Medal recipient): "Problems and progress in plant systematics since Nancy Burbidge"

Dr. Phil Novis (Landcare Research), "Next-generation systematics and the algae: the importance of character evolution"

Abstracts for poster presentations will be accepted until 7 November.  Please email Jennifer Tate (j.tate at massey.ac.nz<mailto:j.tate at massey.ac.nz>) if you would like to submit an abstract for consideration.

Jennifer A. Tate, Ph.D.
Senior Lecturer in Plant Systematics and Evolution
Curator, Dame Ella Campbell Herbarium (MPN)<http://www.massey.ac.nz/herbarium>
 Massey University
Institute of Fundamental Sciences
Private Bag 11222
Palmerston North
New Zealand

Phone:  64-6-350-5515 ext. 84718
FAX:  64-6-350-5682


ASBS2014 conference website<http://www.massey.ac.nz/~jtate/ASBS2014NZ.htm>

j.tate at massey.ac.nz

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