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15 de marzo de 2009

Botany 2009, Snowbird

The joint Annual Meeting of these leading scientific societies:
Mycological Society of America
- American Bryological and Lichenological Society - American Fern Society -American Society of Plant Taxonomists - Botanical Society of America

This year’s meeting offers a variety of informative and fun activities in one of the most beautiful areas of the world. It offers cost-effective options for housing.

Some of the highlights include:

17 field trip options, before, during, and after the meeting, ranging from short morning wildflower forays to full-day trips, focusing on a variety of topics from flowering plants to ferns to lichens to ecology to fungi to paleobotany.

12 half-day symposia conveniently spaced over mornings and afternoons on Monday to Wednesday, discussing plants to fungi, form and function, evolutionary topics using DNA sequence data to genomic approaches, and ecological topics.

Workshops from Saturday-Monday (most on Sunday) ranging from data analysis of molecular and ecological data, to conservation issues, to herbarium techniques, to plant identification, to information on virtual libraries, to educational topics.

Hundreds of individual talks and posters on every topic you can imagine.

Society business meetings and banquets and social events allowing you to catch up on what’s going on in your group and allowing you to make new colleagues and friends.

Special talks such as this year’s plenary speaker, noted ethnobotanist Nancy Turner who will speak on “Bringing the Food Back Home: Plants, Algae, Lichens and Fungi in the Food Traditions of Indigenous Cascadia.”

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