Save the Date for the 2018 Washington Botanical Symposium: Wednesday, March 21, 2018
More details to come in late 2017.
First Washington Botanical Symposium
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.
A poster session will run concurrently with the symposium in the Merrill Commons and Merrill Hall Lobby, and attendees will have the opportunity to visit with poster presenters at lunch and break times.
Presenters must indicate at the time of registration if they intend to bring a poster. Space is limited and poster presenters must be pre-registered.
Size of poster should be limited to standard 4 x 3 feet (48 x 36 inches).
One 48” by 36” board and an easel will be provided for each poster presentation.
Text, graphs, and tables contained on the poster should be easily read from a distance of 6 feet. Titles and headings should be large and readable from a greater distance.
Poster stands and boards will be set up at 8:15am. Authors are welcome to bring their posters at this time to place posters on poster board (clips will be provided).
There is no official location for symposium lodging, but there are many hotels conveniently located nearby:
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
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
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
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
Rare Plant Botanist, Washington Natural Heritage Program, Washington Department of Natural Resources
Program Manager, University of Washington Botanic Gardens and the Rare Plant Care and Conservation Program (Rare Care)
Executive Secretary, Washington Noxious Weed Control Board
Burke Museum, University of Washington Botanic Gardens, Washington Natural Heritage Program, and Washington Noxious Weed Control Board