2004 Janet Meakin Poor Research Symposium

Celebrating 10 Years of the Plant Conservation Alliance:
Conservation and Restoration of Plant Communities


Chicago Botanic Garden, Glencoe, Illinois
Tuesday, October 26, 2004

8:30 a.m.
9 a.m.
Alsdorf Auditorium
9:10 a.m.
Keynote Address: The power of collaborative conservation
(Abstract | Slides)
Alsdorf Auditorium
Ken Berg, Manager, Western Washington Fish and Wildlife Office, Lacey, Washington
10 a.m.
Refreshment Break
North Gallery
10:30 a.m.
Addressing invasive species issues by building effective partnerships
(Abstract | Slides)
Alsdorf Auditorium
Sarah Reichard, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, University of Washington, Center for Urban Horticulture, Seattle, Washington
11:20 a.m.
Does inter-regional floristic relatedness foster plant invasion? Exchanges between eastern Asia and North America
(Abstract | Slides)
Alsdorf Auditorium
Richard Mack, Ph.D., Professor of Biological Sciences, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington
12:10 p.m.
Greenhouse Galleries
1 p.m.
Medicinal Plant Working Group -- to infinity, and beyond!
(Abstract | Slides)
Alsdorf Auditorium
Patricia S. De Angelis, Ph.D., Botanist and Medicinal Plant Working Group Chair, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Arlington, Virginia
1:50 p.m.
Seeds of Success: Innovative partnerships collecting native seed for restoration and conservation
(Abstract | Slides)
Alsdorf Auditorium
Michael Way, Americas Coordinator, Millennium Seed Bank Project, Royal Botanic Garden, Kew, West Sussex, England
2:40 p.m.
North Gallery
2:50 p.m.
How long is long-term? Results from 40 years of storing seeds at USDA's genebank
(Abstract | Slides)
Alsdorf Auditorium
Christina Walters, Ph.D., USDA-ARS National Center for Genetic Resources Preservation, Fort Collins, Colorado
3:40 p.m.
Closing Keynote: Ten years into the future: Restoring plant diversity and ecosystems
(Abstract | Slides)
Alsdorf Auditorium
Don Falk, Ph.D., Research Associate, Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona
4:30 p.m.
Symposium Concludes
5-6:30 p.m.
Contributed Poster Session and Reception
South Greenhouse Gallery

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Support for this conference was provided by the following sources: The Janet Meakin Poor Research Symposium Endowment Fund of the Chicago Botanic Garden, Lincolnshire Garden Club, USDA Forest Service/Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie