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

With support from the National Science Foundation
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

John MacKinnon (EU-China Biodiversity Program)China's floral richness: Is it safe?
Jianguo "Jack" Liu (Michigan State University)Pandas, plants, and people
Jun Wen (Smithsonian Institution)Evolution of plant diversity in China
David Boufford (Harvard University) & Hang Sun (Kunming Inst. Bot.)  Hengduan Mountains, China: not all biodiversity is tropical
Sushma Reddy (Loyola University Chicago)Phylogeny and biogeography of birds of China
Pu Huang (Washington University in St. Louis)The domestication of rice
 Jan Salick (MBG)Evening Speaker: Global warming and mountain plants