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Special Presentations

  ·  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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Member Sections/Societies

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


  ·  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

Presentations for Society\Section: Biodiversity Research Collecting Is More Important Than Ever—Ushering in a Collecting Renaissance

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Tuesday, July 28th

Tuesday, July 28th, 10:00 am to 3:15 pm · Virtual/Virtual
Session SY2: Symposium: Biodiversity Research Collecting Is More Important Than Ever—Ushering in a Collecting Renaissance
Presiding: Austin Mast, Florida State University; Patrick Sweeney, Yale Pebody Museum Of Natural History
SY2001July 28th 10:00 amVirtual/VirtualAssessing Two Centuries of Herbarium Specimen Collecting Effort in New England, with an Eye Towards Guiding Collecting in the FutureSymposium PresentationSweeney, Patrick.
SY2002July 28th 10:30 amVirtual/VirtualAdjusting Collecting Practices to Create “Born Extended” SpecimensSymposium PresentationThiers, Barbara.collections
biodiversity specimens
SY2003July 28th 11:00 amVirtual/VirtualCollecting Natural History Specimens to Monitor Change: The NEON Biorepository as a Test CaseSymposium PresentationYule, Kelsey.Herbarium
stable isotope ecology
global change
climate change
Invasive species
National Ecological Observatory Network
Belowground Biomass
Foliar Chemistry
microbial ecology
aquatic plant
population dynamics
Plant Community
SY2004July 28th 11:30 amVirtual/VirtualThe biodiversity crisis, plant exploration, and species discovery in the Greater Antilles: the roles of floristics, phylogenetics and monographic studies Symposium PresentationMajure, Lucas.Biodiversity
Greater Antilles
July 28th 12:00 pmVirtual/VirtualBreak
SY2006July 28th 12:30 pmVirtual/VirtualHistorical Descriptions of Biotic Anomalies on Specimen Labels Inform Efforts to Mobilize Collectors on the Front Lines of Observing Change TodaySymposium PresentationMast, Austin; Pearson, Katelin; Buckley, Mikayla.Anomaly Detection
biodiversity specimens
Machine Learning
citizen science
global change
SY2007July 28th 1:00 pmVirtual/VirtualExpediting Specimen Label Creation and Record Transcription Using Born-Digital Field NotesSymposium PresentationPowell, Caleb; Motley, Jacob; Shaw, Joey.born-digital
biodiversity specimens
data integration
natural history
SY2008July 28th 1:30 pmVirtual/VirtualUsing iNaturalist to enhance herbarium collectionsSymposium PresentationIsaac, Bonnie; Heberling, Mason.Herbarium
SY2009July 28th 2:00 pmVirtual/VirtualStrategically Targeting Under-Collected Areas to Increase Our Understanding of Species Status and Distribution at a State-wide LevelSymposium PresentationFeist, Mary Ann.

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