You are invited to attend the Tenth Arizona Botany Meeting, hosted by the Desert Botanical Garden (DBG) and the Arizona Native Plant Society. This year’s theme is “Habitat and Rare Plant Conservation”.
The main meeting will be held at DBG in Dorrance Hall on Saturday, March 30 th, 2013, from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm.
Our continuing goal is to foster a spirit of cooperation for the sharing of ideas among and facilitating collaboration between individuals from academic institutions, local, state, and federal government agencies, and non-governmental organizations from across the state of Arizona, and to provide a forum to meet others who share an interest in the flora of Arizona and surrounding areas within the Southwest.
Invited Speakers and Presentation Titles
Sandy Bahr(Sierra Club, Phoenix, AZ)
Arnold Clifford (private consultant, foothills of the Carrizo Mountains, NM)
Walt Fertig (Moenave Botanical Consulting, Kanab, UT)
“Applied conservation botany: examples from Wyoming and the Colorado Plateau”
Daniela Roth(EMNRD-Forestry Division, Santa Fe, NM)
Andrew Salywon, Wendy Hodgson, Matthew King & Kimberlie McCue(Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix, AZ)
“Arizona’s endemic plants – more than just a list”
Short-Presentation Speakers and Presentation Titles
Dan Austin (Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum)
“Graptopetalum (Crassulaceae) in Arizona”
Judy Springer(Northern Arizona University)
"Prolonged vegetative dormancy in rare species and its relationship to drought, disturbance and climate change”
Elizabeth Johnson & Tina Ayers (Northern Arizona University)
“Hybridization between a rare, endemic alpine species and a widespread congener“
There will be time for approximately three additional short presentations of 15 minutes each. Those interested in presenting a short talk of their work are encouraged to contact Andrew Salywon (asalywon[at]dbg.org). Space will also be available for relevant poster presentations and tables will be available for display of relevant literature and books.
The registration fee for the meeting is $35 and will include an entrance pass to DBG, lunch, refreshments (coffee & tea), and a 10% discount at the DBG’s Gift Shop. A reduced fee of $20 is offered to undergraduate and graduate students. Early registration for the meeting will be due by 21 March 2013. Late registration fee (after 21 Mar) is $45 ($30 students). Registration will not be accepted after March 27th. A social hour will follow the afternoon sessions and will include a cash bar; dinner is available at a separate cost of $18.
Information, preliminary programs and registration materials is now posted on the DBG website (http://www.dbg.org/research-conservation/annual-arizona-botany-meeting).
Please spread the word and mark your calendars for AZ Botany 2013. We look forward to seeing you for what we hope to be another successful and productive meeting.