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  ·  Address of the BSA President-Elect - Cynthia Jones
  ·  Annals of Botany Lecture - Rod Peakall
  ·  Emerging Leader Lecture - Emily Sessa
  ·  Enhancing Scientist Diversity in Plant Biology Luncheon - Beth Leonard
  ·  Kaplan Memorial Lecture - Ned Friedman
  ·  Plenary Address - Bryan Dewsbury


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  ·  Biodiversity Informatics
  ·  Biogeography
  ·  Conservation Biology
  ·  Ecophysiology
  ·  Evolutionary Developmental Biology (Evo-Devo)
  ·  Genomics / Proteomics
  ·  Hybrids and Hybridization
  ·  Molecular Ecology and Evolution
  ·  Phylogenomics
  ·  Population Genetics
  ·  Symbioses: Plant, Animal, and Microbe Interactions

Symposium Presentation

  ·  Angiosperms353: A new essential tool for plant systematics
  ·  Biodiversity Research Collecting Is More Important Than Ever—Ushering in a Collecting Renaissance
  ·  From Genes to Distributions: physiological ecology as an integrator of polyploid biology
  ·  Insights into the diversity of plant sex chromosomes
  ·  Plant epigenetics: phenotypic and functional diversity beyond the DNA sequence

Colloquium Presentations

  ·  Biodiversity synthesis: Linking large phylogenies with species traits and ecologies.
  ·  Characteristics of nectar, nectaries, and nectar spurs
  ·  Enriching basic and applied botany through multi-stakeholder collaborations
  ·  Exploring the utility and limits of target enrichment methods to study polyploidy and reticulate evolution
  ·  Extreme conservation measures for plants at the extremes in the Hawaiian archipelago model system
  ·  Mechanisms of rapid adaptation through the expression of “heterogenomicity”
  ·  Phylogenomics and evolution of Superrosids
  ·  Plant life in Neotropical rocky outcrops
  ·  The Science of Meaningful Undergraduate Research Experiences

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Wednesday, July 29th

Wednesday, July 29th, 10:00 am to 1:15 pm · Virtual/Virtual
Session COL01: Colloquium: Biodiversity synthesis: Linking large phylogenies with species traits and ecologies
Presiding: Ryan Folk , ; Carolina Siniscalchi, Mississippi State University
COL01002July 29th 10:15 amVirtual/VirtualTesting the evolutionary success of nitrogen-fixing symbioses in challenging soil environmentsColloquium PresentationsSiniscalchi, Carolina; Kates, Heather; Soltis, Pamela; Soltis, Douglas; Guralnick, Robert; Folk, Ryan.nodulation
COL01003July 29th 10:30 amVirtual/VirtualNiches in time, space, and environment: Concepts and comparative contextsColloquium PresentationsGuralnick, Robert; Li, Daijiang.niche evolution
climate change
COL01004July 29th 10:45 amVirtual/VirtualWrangling heterogeneous plant trait data with symbolic reasoningColloquium PresentationsStucky, Brian; Guralnick, Robert; Deck, John; Denny, Ellen; Bolmgren, Kjell; Li, Daijiang; Walls, Ramona.phenology
data integration
COL01005July 29th 11:00 amVirtual/VirtualHistorical drivers leading to spatial gradients of diversity in flowering plantsColloquium PresentationsNogales da Costa Vasconcelos, Thais; O'Meara, Brian; Beaulieu, Jeremy.speciation
latitudinal diversity gradient
COL01006July 29th 11:15 amVirtual/VirtualFronds in high places: large-scale integrative analyses explain global patterns of fern diversityColloquium PresentationsSuissa, Jacob; Sundue, Michael; Testo, Weston.mountain
COL01007July 29th 11:30 amVirtual/VirtualUsing phylogenies to understand why diverse communities exist in extreme environmentsColloquium PresentationsMarx, Hannah.alpine
Community phylogenetics
July 29th 11:45 amVirtual/VirtualBreak
COL01009July 29th 12:30 pmVirtual/VirtualThe Importance of Large-scale Phylogenomics in Understanding the Evolution of North American CompositaeColloquium PresentationsEdwards, Robert D.; Mandel, Jennifer.Phylogenetics
COL01010July 29th 12:45 pmVirtual/VirtualSynthesizing phylogeny and ecophysiology to understand photosynthetic evolution in the AgavoideaeColloquium PresentationsHeyduk, Karolina; McAssey, Edward; Ray, Jeremy; Leebens-Mack, Jim.photosynthesis
molecular evolution
July 29th 1:00 pmVirtual/VirtualDiscussion

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