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Special Presentation

  ·  Address of the BSA President-Elect - Dr. Karl Niklas
  ·  Annals of Botany Lecture - Dr. Loren Rieseberg
  ·  Plenary Address - Dr. Paul Stamets
  ·  Regional Botany Special Lecture - Dr. Carl Wieman


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Member Sections/Societies

  ·   BSA-wide
  ·  Bryological and Lichenological Section/ABLS
  ·  Developmental and Structural Section
  ·  Ecological Section
  ·  Economic Botany Section
  ·  Genetics Section
  ·  Historical Section
  ·  Mycological Section
  ·  Paleobotanical Section
  ·  Phycological Section
  ·  Physiological Section
  ·  Phytochemical Section
  ·  Pteridological Section/AFS
  ·  Systematics Section / ASPT
  ·  Teaching Section
  ·  Tropical Biology Section


  ·  Biogeography
  ·  Conservation Biology
  ·  Economic Botany: Applied Plant Biology
  ·  Economic Botany: Ethnobotany
  ·  Economic Botany: Evolution of Cultivated Plants
  ·  Economic Botany: History of Plants and People
  ·  Ecophysiology
  ·  Evolutionary Developmental Biology (Evo-Devo)
  ·  Gene Structure and Function
  ·  Genomics / Proteomics
  ·  Molecular Biology
  ·  Molecular Ecology and Evolution
  ·  Pollination Biology
  ·  Population Genetics
  ·  Stress Tolerance
  ·  Symbioses: Plant, Animal, and Microbe Interactions

Symposium or Colloquium Presentation

  ·  Bryophytes and Lichens of North America: Diversity, Function and Importance
  ·  Colloquium: The flora of Madagascar: research needs and research progress
  ·  Colloquium: The Utility of Pollen in Systematic and Morphological Studies: A Celebration of the Life of John J. Skvarla
  ·  Demand for Botanists on Public Lands: Challenges and Solutions
  ·  From Gels to Genomics: The Evolving Landscape of Pteridology. A Celebration of Gerald Gastony's Contributions to Fern Evolutionary Biology
  ·  Phylogeography of northern North America with insights from paleontological, geological, and molecular data
  ·  Plants and fungi--growing together
  ·  Pollination to Population Structure - How Understanding Reproductive Biology Can Inform Conservation of Rare Plants
  ·  Polyploidy: Genetics, Evolution and Ecology
  ·  President's Symposia - Understanding the Crisis in Science Literacy: The BSA is Planting Science in the 21st Century
  ·  The Future of Botany Teaching
  ·  The Future of International Botanical Research: possibilities and strategies for your International collaborations and research, especially in developing nations
  ·  Tropical Biodiversity and Food Security
  ·  Understanding plant evolution: morphology to molecules
  ·  Wollemia nobilis: Modern Studies of an Ancient Plant

Presentations for Society\Section: Tropical Biodiversity and Food Security

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Tuesday, July 29th

Tuesday, July 29th, 9:00 am to 11:15 am · 178/Law
Session S7: Special Lecture: Tropical Biodiversity and Food Security
Presiding: SJ Murch, UBC Okanagan
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S7001July 29th 9:00 am178/LawTropical Biodiversity and Food Security
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Symposium or Colloquium PresentationTavana, security
S7002July 29th 9:15 am178/LawBreadfruit: Exploring the Global Potential of a Traditional Pacific Crop for Food Security, Agroforestry and Sustainable Agriculture
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Symposium or Colloquium PresentationRagone, Diane.breadfruit
crop diversity
food security
S7003July 29th 9:45 am178/LawConservation Genetics of Breadfruit, Artocarpus altilis
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Symposium or Colloquium PresentationZerega, Nyree, J.C..breadfruit
S7004July 29th 10:30 am178/LawIn Vitro conservation and International distribution of breadfruit (Artocarpus altilis, Moracea)
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Symposium or Colloquium PresentationJones, AMP; Murch, SJ; Saxena, PK.
S7005July 29th 10:45 am178/LawThe contributions of genetic and crop diversity in the food security and livelihood equations of poor farmers in Ethiopia: a case of Eragrostis tef, Sorghum bicolor and Ensete ventricosum
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Symposium or Colloquium PresentationBekele, Endashaw; Birmeta, G.
S7006July 29th 11:00 am178/LawThe role of neglected and underutilized species in providing food security
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Symposium or Colloquium PresentationEngels, Johannes M.M.; Bordoni, security
underutilized species

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