Conferences and Seminars
Annual Fall Symposium


The Missouri Botanical Garden will host its 64th Annual Fall Symposium on October 13-14, 2017, entitled “Next Generation Biology: from Species to Ecosystems.” This year’s Symposium brings together a distinguished group of speakers who each have found creative ways to analyze the newly emerging masses of “big data” to address particularly complex problems. Their diverse studies are leading to transformative new insights in our understanding of plant biology and the living world. Our speakers will highlight current approaches that use big data, be they molecular, phenotypic, demographic, geographic, or climatological, to elucidate how genomes are structured, evolve, and direct the development of plant form and function; how plants interact with the vast and scarcely known microbiome that permeates the living world; and how biological communities assemble, interact, and change through time, especially now in response to accelerating climate change. The program promises to be of interest to students of phylogeny and evolution, morphology, development, community ecology, and phytogeography. Learn more

Other Events

2017 Danforth Center Seminar Series
St. Louis, Missouri

2017 Washington University Department of Biology Seminars  Series
St. Louis, Missouri

2017 Saint Louis University Department of Biology
St. Louis, Missouri

2017 UMSL Department of Biology Seminars
St. Louis, Missouri

2017 Litzsinger Road Ecology Center Seminar Series
St. Louis, Missouri

2017 Biodiversity Journal Club
Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, Missouri

2017 Ethnobiology Journal Club
Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, Missouri

2017 Jane and Whitney Harris Upcoming Events
St. Louis, Missouri

2017 Next Generation Sequencing Journal Club
CBEC, Room 175, 10:00 am every Wednesday, Missouri Botanical Garden,
St. Louis, Missouri

2017 Tyson Summer Seminar Series
Eureka, Missouri

9th World Environmental Education Congress (WEEC)
September 9-15, 2017
Vancouver, Canada

Global Conference on Plant Science and Molecular Biology
September 11-13, 2017
Valencia, Spain

MBG, Floristic Taxonomy Seminar
Serena Acha
Introduction to Crossosomatales; Staphyleaceae, Guamatelaceae,
Stachyuraceae, Crossosomataceae
September 15, 2017
Monsanto Center, 2nd Floor Meeting Room, 3:00 pm, Missouri Botanical Garden,
St. Louis, Missouri

7th Annual St. Louis Ecology, Evolution and Conservation (SLEEC) Retreat and Barbecue
September 16, 2017
Saint Louis University, Center For Global Citizenship, St. Louis, Missouri

Science and Conservation Division Seminar
Charles Davis (Dept. of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology
Harvard University Cambridge, Massachusetts)
The big, the bad, and the beautiful: biology of the world’s largest flowers (Rafflesiaceae)
September 18, 2017
Monsanto Center, 1st Floor Lecture Room, 4:00 pm, Missouri Botanical Garden,
St. Louis, Missouri

2nd International Conference on Mycology & Mushrooms
September 25-26, 2017
Chicago, Illinois

Plant Genome Evolution 2017: A Current Opinion in Plant Biology Conference
October 1-3, 2017
Sitges, Spain

3rd Global Summit on Herbals & Traditional Medecine
Unwinding Nature's Recipes for Health

October 18-20, 2017
Osaka, Japan

ICAB 2017: 19th International Conference on Advances in Botany
December 1-2, 2017
Sydney, Australia

Missouri Natural Resources Conference (MNRC) 2018
January 31-February 2, 2018
Tan-Tar-A Resort in Osage Beach, Missouri

XII Congreso Latinoamericano de Botánica
October 21-28, 2018
Quito, Ecuador