July 25 - 29, 2015 The Shaw Conference Centre Edmonton, Alberta - Canada

Symposia & Colloquia

Symposia and Colloquia Schedule

Monday, July 27th 

Morning

Phylogenomics and the 1000 plants (1KP) initiative
Sponsored by BSA Systematics and Genetics Sections, ASPT 
Jim Leebens-Mack, Gane Ka-Shu Wong

A Broader view for Plant EvoDevo: novel approaches for diverse model systems
Sponsored by BSA Genetics and Development and Structural Sections
Organized by Veronica S Di Stilio, Jill Preston, Rebecca Povilus

Plant Secondary Chemistry: from Biochemistry to Applications
Sponsored by:  Plant Canada
Organized by John Markham

Ecological and evolutionary attributes of bryophytes of the boreal and arctic regions; New paradigms from interdisciplinary research
Sponsored by ABLS
Organized by Dale Vitt, Catherine Le Farge

 

Afternoon

Recent advances in phylogeny and systematics of Brassicaceae
Sponsored by IAPT
Karol Marhold, Martin Lysak

Blended Learning and Educational Technology to enhance Biology
Sponsored by CBA, CSPB, Plant Canada, and BSA Teaching Section
Organized by Christine Petersen, Carina Anttila-Suarez, Madoka Gray-Mitsumune

Morphospaces, Morphometrics, and Phylogenetics
Sponsored by ASPT, BSA Systematics, Paleo and Development and Structural Sections
Organized by Juerg Schoenenberger, Marion Chartier, Ricardo Kriebel

Basic and applied approaches to improve disease resistance in plants
Sponsored by CPS, CSPB, and Plant Canada
Organized by Deena  Errampalli

 

Tuesday, July 28th 

Morning

Underutilized Crops for Secure and Green Futures
Sponsored by BSA Genetics, Systematics, Tropical Biology, and Economic Botany Sections, ASPT and Northwestern University
Organized by Nyree J.C. Zerega, Rachel Meyer, Allison Miller

Celebrating More Than Three Decades of Research in Nymphaeales: A Colloquium Honoring Ed Schneider
Sponsored by BSA Develpomental and Structural Section
Ranessa L Cooper, Mackenzie Taylor

Ecological impacts and restoration of industrial sites: roles of bryophytes and graminoid vascular plants
Sponsored by CBA and BSA Ecological Section
Organized by Nicole Fenton, Line Rochefort, Eric Morgan

What can Next Generation Fungal Genome Sequencing do for you?
Sponsored by CPS, Plant Canada, and MSA
Organized by Tom Hsiang, Ning Zhang

 

Afternoon

Integrated perspectives on the ecology, genetics and coevolution of intimate mutualisms
Sponsored by BSA Genetics and and Ecological Sections
Eric Von Wettberg, Jim Leebens-Mack, Jeremy Yoder

Advances in Modelling Plant Development
Sponsored by CBA, and BSA Development and Structural Section
Organized by Moira Elspeth Galway

The rise and fall of photosynthate: Evolution of plant/fungus interactions from paleobotanical and phylogenomic perspectives
Sponsored by CBA, MSA, BSA Paleobotanical Section and The New Phytologist Journal
Organized by Mary Berbee, Christine Strullu-Derrien, David Hibbett

Desiccation tolerance in bryophytes: perspectives from early career scientists
Sponsored by ABLS
Organized by Lloyd R Stark and Nancy Slack

 

Wednesday, July 29th 

Morning

Lab Bench to Boardroom: Developing Plant Science Ideas
Sponsored by CSPB
Richard Glen Uhrig, Amanda Gregoris

Forest Tree Responses to a Changing Climate
Sponsored by BSA Physiology Section
Organized by Rachel Spicer

The negotiated surveillance of parts and wholes: a symbioses-centered perspective on plant biology research
Sponsored by ABLS
Organized by Larry St.Clair , Steven Leavitt, Thorsten Lumbsch

Ecological diversification and niche evolution in the temperate zone largest genus: Carex
Sponsored by ASPT and BSA Systematics Section
Organized by Andrew L Hipp, Pedro Jimenez-Mejias, Marcia Waterway, Marlene Hahn, Eric H Roalson

Mesozoic and Cenozoic plant evolution and biotic change: A symposium in honor of Ruth Stockey
Sponsored by BSA Paleo and Developmental and Structural Sections
Organized by Ashley A Klymiuk, Selena Smith, Stefan A Little

 

Afternoon

The evolutionary importance of polyploidy
Sponsored by ASPT and BSA Systematics Section
Organized by Michael Shane Barker, Samuel Scarpino, Itay Mayrose

Mesozoic and Cenozoic plant evolution and biotic change: A symposium in honor of Ruth Stockey
Sponsored by BSA Paleo and Developmental and Structural Sections
Organized by Ashley A Klymiuk, Selena Smith, Stefan A Little

Plant Resilience to Climate Challenges
Sponsored by CSPB, and Plant Canada
Organized by Geoffrey Wasteneys

Phylogenetic approaches to understanding biodiversity and endemism
Sponsored by BSA Systematics Section and ASPT
Organized by Pamela Roxanne Kellar, Brent Mishler

 

 


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