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Annual Fall Symposium

The Missouri Botanical Garden will host its 66th Annual Fall Symposium on October 11-12, 2019, entitled “The Origins and Maintenance of Neotropical Biodiversity.” The American tropics might be the most biodiverse region in the planet. Scientists are still putting together the pieces of the puzzle that explains this mega-diversity. This year’s Symposium brings together a distinguished group of speakers actively working to further our understanding of the evolutionary and ecological mechanisms responsible for the generation and maintenance of species diversity in the Neotropics. The symposium will integrate approaches across scales, from large-scales studies on the diversification and evolution of clades, to local-scale research on species interactions. The program will be of interest to students of systematics, phylogeny, evolution, and conservation...Register now...

  • 66th Annual Fall Symposium

    October 11, 2019 – October 12, 2019

    The Missouri Botanical Garden will host its 66th Annual Fall Symposium on October 11-12, 2019, entitled “The Origins and Maintenance of Neotropical Biodiversity.” The American tropics might be the most biodiverse region in the planet. Scientists are still putting together the pieces of the puzzle that explains this mega-diversity. This year’s Symposium brings together a distinguished group of speakers actively working to further our understanding of the evolutionary and ecological mechanisms responsible for the generation and maintenance of species diversity in the Neotropics. The symposium will integrate approaches across scales, from large-scales studies on the diversification and evolution of clades, to local-scale research on species interactions. The program will be of interest to students of systematics, phylogeny, evolution, and conservation.Register now...

  • 65th Annual Fall Symposium

    October 12, 2018 – October 13, 2018

    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.Register now...

  • 64th Annual Fall Symposium

    October 13, 2017 – October 14, 2017

    The Missouri Botanical Garden will host its 64thAnnual 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. Register now...

  • 63rd Annual Fall Symposium

    October 7, 2016 – October 8, 2016

    The 2016 Symposium will present contemporary perspectives on the science, technology, and human dimensions of the rapidly expanding field of ecological restoration. In the post-COP21 world, when all three UN Conventions call for scaling up and mainstreaming of ecological restoration, it is clear that restoration programs will affect hundreds of millions of hectares – and as many people – over the coming decades. At the same time, we find ourselves in an era of unprecedented change where climate, ecological baselines, and future land-use changes are highly uncertain. This symposium will address key questions including: How are restoration ecologists, practitioners, and policy makers addressing these challenges? And what do these challenges mean for countries striving to meet ambitious restoration targets? In addition to featuring an outstanding slate of speakers, the Symposium will be moderated by Paddy Woodworth, author of "Our Once and Future Planet: Restoring the World in the Climate Change Century".

     

    PROGRAM

    MODERATOR: Paddy Woodworth (Dublin, Ireland)

    Annual Fall Symposium Schedule

    Friday, October 7

    7:00-9:00 p.m.Informal mixer in Reception Hall, Monsanto Research Center

    Saturday, October 8

    8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.Scientific program, vendors, posters, and meals in Ridgway Center, Missouri Botanical Garden

    Scientific Program (Shoenberg Theater):  Paddy Woodworth, moderator

    8:30 a.m.Peter Wyse Jackson: Welcome and opening comments
    8:40 a.m.J. Leighton Reid: Introduction to the Program
    8:50 a.m.J. Leighton Reid: Achieving longevity in ecological restoration
    9:30 a.m.Robin Chazdon: Landscape restoration, natural regeneration, and the forests of the future
    10:10 a.m.Coffee break, visiting vendors, viewing posters, Orthwein Hall
    10:40 a.m.Karen Holl: Research directions in neotropical forest restoration
    11:20 a.m.Pedro Brancalion: Linking science, technology, policy, and best practice
    12:00 p.m.Lunch, visiting vendors, poster session, Orthwein Hall
    1:30 p.m.Barney Lipscomb: Delzie Demaree Award Presentation
    1:40 p.m.Curt Meine: Restoration and novel ecosystems: priority or paradox?
    2:20 p.m.James Aronson: Historically-based reference ecosystems help guide large-scale restoration work in a rapidly changing biosphere
    3:00 p.m.Coffee break, visiting vendors, viewing posters, Orthwein Hall
    3:40 p.m.Don Falk (Keynote): From restoration to resilience ecology
    4:20 p.m.Paddy Woodworth, moderator for Panel Discussion with all speakers
    5:00 p.m.James Aronson: Closing Remarks
    5:10 p.m.Reception – Spoehrer Plaza/Monsanto Hall

     

    SPEAKERS

    James Aronson (Missouri Botanical Garden) – Historically-based reference ecosystems help guide large-scale restoration work in a rapidly changing biosphere.
    Pedro Brancalion (University of São Paulo) – Linking science, technology, policy, and best practice.
    Robin Chazdon (University of Connecticut) – Landscape restoration, natural regeneration, and forests of the future.
    Donald Falk (Keynote) (University of Arizona) – From Restoration to Resilience Ecology.
    Karen Holl (University of California, Santa Cruz) – Research directions in Neotropical Forest Restoration.
    Curt Meine (Center for Humans and Nature/Aldo Leopold Foundation) – Restoration and novel ecosystems: priority or paradox?
    J. Leighton Reid (Missouri Botanical Garden) – Achieving Longevity in Ecological Restoration.

     

    REGISTRATION

    Register here! Registration is open for the 63th Annual Fall Symposium.

     

    POSTERS

    Symposium registrants, especially students and post-doctoral scientists, may contribute posters that will be displayed during the Symposium. Posters on the topic of restoration ecology are strongly encouraged and will be given preference, but posters on other topics in systematics, evolution, ecology, and conservation will be considered if space allows. Posters should be no more than 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: 26 September 2016.

    ANNUAL FALL SYMPOSIUM POSTER

  • 61st Annual Systematics Symposium

    October 10, 2014 – October 11, 2014


    61th Annual Systematics Symposium 
    Missouri Botanical Garden 
    October 10, 2014 - October 11, 2014

    With support from the National Science Foundation

    Integrating Approaches to Macroevolution: Combining Fossils and Phylogeny

    Contact: Peter Hoch

    FRIDAY

    7:30 – 9:30 p.m. Informal mixer in Monsanto Center

    SATURDAY
    8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Scientific Program and meals in Ridgway Center

    6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Reception in Ridgway Center

    POSTERS! Following a successful inaugural program last year, we are soliciting posters that will be displayed during the Symposium; posters focused on the topic of this year’s symposium are strongly encouraged, but posters on other topics in systematics, evolution, ecology, and conservation will be considered. Posters should fit onto bulletin boards 4 x 4 ft (1.21 x 1.21 m). Materials may be secured to bulletin boards with push-pins, which will be provided. All posters will be on display for the duration of the Symposium. Abstracts should be sent to Peter Hoch (peter.hoch@mobot.org) for consideration; due to space constraints, not all posters may be accepted; only abstracts/posters from Symposium registrants will be considered. We plan to post the poster abstracts on the Symposium website and to distribute as a printout at the Symposium. Deadline for submission: 22 September 2014.

    Registration must be accompanied by a $50.00 registration fee, which also covers the cost of refreshments at the Friday mixer and for beverage break, lunch, and reception on Saturday. There will be no dinner on Saturday; the Symposium will conclude following the reception, after which registrants can make their own dinner plans.  Information on local hotels and motels is available to registrants (click on Accommodation, see below). No refunds will be granted after September 22, 2014.

    Mail registration form to:
    Systematics Symposium 
    Missouri Botanical Garden 
    P.O. Box 299 
    St. Louis, MO 63166-0299
    For further information, contact: 
    Peter Hoch 
    Email: peter.hoch@mobot.org
    Tel: 314 577 5175 
    Fax: 314 577 0820

     


    PLEASE REGISTER EARLY


  • 60th Annual Systematics Symposium

    October 11, 2013 – October 12, 2013

    60th Annual Systematics Symposium 
    Missouri Botanical Garden 
    October 11-12, 2013

    With support from the National Science Foundation

    Phylogeny meets Ecology: patterns of diversity, community assembly, and niche evolution.

    Organizing committee: Peter Hoch, Any Zanne and Peter Stevens

    FRIDAY
    7:30 – 9:30 p.m. Informal mixer in Ridgway Center

    SATURDAY
    8:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. Scientific program and meals in Ridgway Center

    POSTERS! As a new element this year, we are soliciting posters that will be displayed during the Symposium; posters focused on the topic of this year’s symposium are strongly encouraged, but posters on other topics in systematics, evolution, ecology, and conservation will be considered. Posters should fit onto bulletin boards 4 x 4 ft (1.21 x 1.21 m). Materials may be secured to bulletin boards with push-pins, which will be provided. All posters will be on display for the duration of the Symposium. Abstracts should be sent to Peter Hoch (peter.hoch@mobot.org) for consideration; due to space constraints, not all posters may be accepted; only abstracts/posters from Symposium registrants will be considered. We plan to post the poster abstracts on the Symposium website and to distribute as a printout at the Symposium. Deadline for submission: 23 September 2013.

    Registration must be accompanied by a $50.00 registration fee, which also covers the cost of refreshments at the Friday mixer and lunch (but not dinner) on Saturday. The cost of the dinner (including beer/wine reception) on Saturday is $75.00. Information on local hotels and motels is available to registrants (click on Accommodation, see below).

    No refunds will be granted after 23 September 2013. There is no guarantee of food being available if you register after 23 September.

     

    Mail registration form to:
    Systematics Symposium 
    Missouri Botanical Garden 
    P.O. Box 299 
    St. Louis, MO 63166-0299

    Or register electronically here!

    For further information, contact: 
    Peter C. Hoch
    Email: peter.hoch@mobot.org
    Tel: 314 577 5175 
    Fax: 314 577 0820

     

  • 59th Annual Systematics Symposium

    October 12, 2012 – October 13, 2012

    59th Annual Systematics Symposium
    Missouri Botanical Garden
    12-13 October 2012

    With support from the National Science Foundation

    China
    To celebrate the Flora of China project

    Organizing committee: P. Mick Richardson and Nicholas Turland

    FRIDAY
    7:30 – 9:30 p.m. Informal mixer in Ridgway Center

    SATURDAY
    8:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. Talks in Ridgway Center

    Registration must be accompanied by a $50.00 registration fee, which also covers the cost of refreshments at the Friday mixer and lunch (but not dinner) on Saturday. The cost of the dinner on Saturday is an additional $75.00. Information on local hotels and motels is available to registrants (click on Accommodation, see below).

    No refunds will be granted after 24 September. There is no guarantee of food being available if you register after 24 September. 

     

    Mail registration form to:
    Systematics Symposium
    Missouri Botanical Garden
    P.O. Box 299
    St. Louis, MO 63166-0299
    For further information, contact:
    P. Mick Richardson
    Email: mick.richardson@mobot.org
    Tel: 314 577 5176
    Fax: 314 577 0820
     

     


    SPACE LIMITS REGISTRATION TO 400; PLEASE REGISTER EARLY

     

  • 58th Annual Systematics Symposium

    October 7, 2011 – October 8, 2011

    58th Annual Systematics Symposium
    Missouri Botanical Garden
    7-8 October 2011

    With support from the National Science Foundation

    Trees
    The title of the symposium is in honor of the declaration by the United Nations that 2011 is the Year of the Tree

    Organizing committee: P. Mick Richardson and Amy Zanne

    FRIDAY
    7:30 – 9:30 p.m. Informal mixer in Ridgway Center

    SATURDAY
    8:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. Talks in Ridgway Center

    Registration must be accompanied by a $50.00 registration fee, which also covers the cost of refreshments at the Friday mixer and lunch (but not dinner) on Saturday. The cost of the dinner on Saturday is an additional $50.00. Information on local hotels and motels is available to registrants (click on Accommodation, see below).

    No refunds will be granted after 24 September. There is no guarantee of food being available if you register after 24 September. 

     

    Mail registration form to:
    Systematics Symposium
    Missouri Botanical Garden
    P.O. Box 299
    St. Louis, MO 63166-0299
    For further information, contact:
    P. Mick Richardson
    Email: mick.richardson@mobot.org
    Tel: 314 577 5176
    Fax: 314 577 0820
     

     

     

     

     

     

     


    SPACE LIMITS REGISTRATION TO 400; PLEASE REGISTER EARLY

     

     

     

     

     

     

Global Partnership for Plant Conservation

Attendees Countries

A Global partnership for plant conservation -- Supporting the Worldwide implementation of the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation

Organised by: the Global Partnership for Plant Conservation (GPPC)

 in association with the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (SCBD).
and Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI),

Hosted by: the Missouri Botanical Garden, St Louis, Missouri, U.S.A.

 5th -7th  July, 2011

Conference Web site: http://www.mobot.org/GPPC2011
Conference Email address: gppc2011@mobot.org.

  • GPPC 2011

    July 5, 2011 – July 7, 2011

    A global partnership for plant conservation –
    Supporting the worldwide implementation of the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation

     Organised by: the Global Partnership for Plant Conservation (GPPC)

     

    in association with the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (SCBD)
    and Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI)

    Hosted by: the Missouri Botanical Garden, St Louis, Missouri, U.S.A.

     

    5th -7th  July, 2011

    Conference Web site: http://www.mobot.org/gppc2011

    Conference Email address: gppc2011@mobot.org 

     
    Supporting the worldwide implementation of the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation.

Biodiversity Information Standards - TDWG

Biodiversity Information Standards (TDWG), also known as the Taxonomic Databases Working Group, is a not for profit scientific and educational association that is affiliated with the International Union of Biological Sciences.

TDWG was formed to establish international collaboration among biological database projects. TDWG promoted the wider and more effective dissemination of information about the World's heritage of biological organisms for the benefit of the world at large. Biodiversity Information Standards (TDWG) now focuses on the development of standards for the exchange of biological/biodiversity data.

  • TDWG 2016 ANNUAL CONFERENCE

    December 5, 2016 – December 9, 2016

    The dates and location of TDWG's 2016 Annual Conference have been set.  The meeting will hosted by the Costa Rica Institute of Technology (TEC) and the Instituto Nacional de Biodiversidad (INBio) in Santa Clara de San Carlos, near La Fortuna, a center of tourism near the base of a volcano. The theme of this year's conference is Standards Supporting Innovation in Biodiversity Research and Conservation. Subprograms may include: Semantics and ontologies (e.g., sampling, traits), Biological field station data management, Standards for open data , Citizen science, Data visualization, Data Quality Assessment and Improvement, Agricultural biodiversity, Conservation Informatics, Phyloinformatics, ePublications, and Standards for image processing (e.g. computer vision for organismal identification). See also overview

  • TDWG 2015 ANNUAL CONFERENCE

    September 28, 2015 – October 1, 2015

    Biodiversity Information Standards (TDWG) will hold its 2015 annual conference 28 September to 1 October 2015 in Nairobi, Kenya.  This is TDWG’s first conference in Africa!  The theme of the conference is Applications, Standards and Capacity Building for Sustaining Global Biodiversity.  Subprograms will include: Digitization, Semantic Technologies, Phyloinformatics, Outreach and Collaboration, ePublications, Trait Data, and Conservation informatics. A  5-day capacity building workshop for African participants at the conference will be organized, focussing primarily on biodiversity collection digitization, biodiversity databases, data cleaning, and georeferencing. The workshop dates are 21-25 September 2015 (the week before the TDWG conference).

  • TDWG 2014 ANNUAL CONFERENCE

    October 26, 2014 – October 31, 2014

    Biodiversity Information Standards (TDWG) will hold its annual conference in Jönköping, Sweden on October 27 – October 31.  It  will be held at the Elmia Congress Centre (http://www.elmia.se/en/) but some pre-Conference Meetings will be held in Stockholm.  The meeting website is available at www.tdwg.org/conference2014

  • TDWG 2013 ANNUAL CONFERENCE

    October 27, 2013 – November 1, 2013

    (with Welcome Reception at La Specola on Sunday October 27th 19:00)

     

    Biodiversity Information Standards (TDWG) will hold its annual conference in Florence, Italy on October 28 – November 1.  It  will be held at the Grand Hotel Mediterraneo (http://www.hotelmediterraneofirenze.com) but attendees will be free to choose from any of the accommodations in the area, many within a short distance.  The meeting website is available at www.tdwg.org/conference2013

  • TDWG 2012 ANNUAL CONFERENCE

    October 22, 2012 – October 26, 2012

    The Biodiversity Information Standards (TDWG) Executive Committee is pleased to announce that the 2012 TDWG annual conference will be held on October 22-26, 2012 at the China People’s Palace in Beijing, China. Professor Keping Ma, Deputy Director, Biodiversity Committee, Chinese Academy of Sciences is Chair of the Local Organizing Committee; Yinan Liu, Deputy Director of the Office of the Biodiversity Committee, Chinese Academy of Sciences is the Meeting Manager and Rusty Russell, Program Manager for Collections and Informatics at the U.S. National Herbarium, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, is Chair of the Program Committee. 

  • TDWG 2011 Annual Conference

    October 16, 2011 – October 21, 2011

    This server is not connected to the “single sign-on” system at TDWG.org, so you will need to create a separate account on this system to submit an abstract.
    Follow the "Call for Papers" link below to go to the next page...



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