Save the Date for the 2018 Washington Botanical Symposium: Wednesday, March 21, 2018

More details to come in late 2017.

 

First Washington Botanical Symposium

Lewisiopis tweedyi photo by Dick Olmstead
Lewisiopis tweedyi photo by Dick Olmstead

Wednesday, March 15, 2017
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
University of Washington Botanic Gardens
Center for Urban Horticulture – NHS Hall
3501 NE 41st St.
Seattle, WA 98105

 

An extensive network of professional, academic, and amateur botanists are actively engaged in the conservation, management, and study of Washington’s diverse flora.  Their expertise ranges from how best to manage biodiversity, to understanding climate change impacts on plant communities, to naming and classifying the flora’s rare, common, and invasive elements.  Invited speakers and poster presentations will share new insights and discoveries about these topics and more.  Participants from throughout Washington and adjacent areas will have the opportunity to exchange ideas with colleagues within and across disciplines.

Conference Announcement

Printed Program

Attendee List

Opening Session:

  • Welcome and Introductory Remarks (Presentation PDF)
    David Giblin, University of Washington Herbarium, Burke Museum
  • Taxonomic Implications for Washington’s Flora Resulting from the Revised Flora of the Pacific Northwest (Presentation PDF)
    Ben Legler, University of Washington Herbarium, Burke Museum
  • New Taxonomic Understanding And Persistent Confusions and Contusions Regarding Circumscribing Lomatium (Presentation PDF)
    Mark Darrach, Conservation Botanist, Corydalis Consulting, and University of Washington Herbarium, Burke Museum

Mid-morning Session:

  • Tracking Weeds: the Value of Documenting the Whereabouts of Nonnative Plants (Presentation PDF)
    Alison Halpern, Washington Noxious Weed Control Board 
  • Some Changes in Our Aquatic Flora
    Peter Zika, University of Washington Herbarium, Burke Museum
  • The end of the Multi-District Litigation settlement, developing a Species Status Assessment and the petition finding for northern wormwood (Artemisia campestris var. wormskioldii) (Presentation PDF)
    Theodore B. Thomas, Senior Ecologist, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Afternoon Session:

  • The Micro-world Under Our Feet: Biotic Soil Crusts (Presentation PDF)
    Kelli Van Norman, Inventory Coordinator, Oregon/Washington BLM and Region 6 Forest Service, Interagency Special Status/Sensitive Species Program
  • Exploring Washington’s Peatland Diversity. Environmental Gradients and Associated Vegetation Patterns (Presentation PDF)
    Joe Rocchio, Washington DNR, Natural Heritage Program

Closing Session:

  • Climate Change Impacts on Pacific Northwest Plant Communities (Presentation PDF)
    Janneke HilleRisLambers, University of Washington Department of Biology
  • Filling in the Gaps: Contributions of Citizen Science to Botanical Inventory (Presentation PDF)
    Wendy Gibble, Rare Care Program Manager
  • Closing Remarks (Presentation PDF)
    Joe Arnett, Washington DNR, Natural Heritage Program

Steering Committee Members

David Giblin, Ph.D., Chair Collections Manager, University of Washington Herbarium, Burke Museum
 Joe Arnett Rare Plant Botanist, Washington Natural Heritage Program, Washington Department of Natural Resources
 Wendy Gibble Program Manager, University of Washington Botanic Gardens and the Rare Plant Care and Conservation Program (Rare Care)
 Alison Halpern  Executive Secretary, Washington Noxious Weed Control Board

Sponsors:

Burke Museum, University of Washington Botanic Gardens, Washington Natural Heritage Program, and Washington Noxious Weed Control Board

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