Annual Fall Symposium

65th Annual Fall Symposium

Biota of North America: what we know, what we don’t know and what we’re losing

Missouri Botanical Garden

St. Louis, Missouri

October 12-13, 2018

Organizing committee: Monica Carlsen, Aaron Floden,
Peter Hoch, and James Miller

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The Missouri Botanical Garden will host its 65th Annual Fall Symposium on October 12-13, 2018, entitled “Biota of North America: what we know, what we don’t know and what we’re losing.” This year’s Symposium brings together a distinguished group of speakers actively working on increasing our understanding of species diversity and ecological interactions in North American ecosystems, as well the most pressing conservation issues they face. A surprising number and variety of North American species are quietly disappearing, yet scientists have only catalogued a small proportion of the total diversity of organisms. Our speakers will highlight the current status of our knowledge of North American species, showcase important ecological interactions at risk, and provide a perspective on future conservation actions. The program will be of interest to students of systematics, phylogeny, evolution, and conservation.

Speakers

Speaker line-up and more information coming soon…
Posters

Symposium registrants, especially students and post-doctoral scientists, may contribute posters that will be displayed during the Symposium; if demand exceeds the space available, some contributions may not be accepted, so early submissions are encouraged. Posters should not exceed 4 x 4 ft (1.21 x 1.21 m). Materials may be secured to poster boards with push-pins, which will be provided. Abstracts for the posters should be sent to Peter Hoch (peter.hoch@mobot.org) for consideration; you must be registered for Symposium in order for your abstract/poster to be considered. We will post abstracts on the Symposium website and include them in the printed program at the Symposium. Deadline for submission: 30 September 2018.

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Past Symposia

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