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  • Botany 2012 - The Fine Print!
    view of any other exhibit Exhibitors desiring to use other than standard booth equipment or any signs decorations or arrangements of display materials conflicting in any way with these above regulations must submit two copies of a detailed sketch or a proposed layout at least 30 days prior to the opening of the exhibit and must receive written approval from the Conference Director Exhibit Shipping Information Exhibitors are responsible for any handling charges associated with their packages and it is recommended to use a track able service The shipping address dates and information will be located in your exhibitor kit sent directly to you by the decorator The employees and agents of Botany 2012 are not responsible for the shipping of stored materials The Convention Center and the Hyatt will not accept any exhibit material shipments Exhibit Installation Installation of exhibits in the Botany 2012 Exhibit Hall may begin at 12 00 PM noon on Saturday July 7 2012 All exhibits must be fully operational by 5 00 PM Sunday July 8 2012 Dismantling Removal of Exhibits Each exhibitor will complete arrangements for removal of material from the Convention Center in accordance with these rules No packing or dismantling of exhibits will be allowed until the official closing of the Botany 2012 Exhibit Hall after 4 00 PM on Wednesday July 11 2012 All exhibit materials must be packed and ready for shipment by 7 00 PM Wednesday July 11 2012 All space occupied by an exhibitor must be surrendered in the same condition as originally leased at the commencement of occupation Care of Exhibit Space The exhibitor must at its own expense maintain and keep the booth and exhibit in clean and good order in accordance with the Rules and Regulations and all other applicable rules and ordinances Cancellation Policy Cancellations received in writing prior to June 1 2012 will forfeit the 250 deposit There will be no refunds for cancellations received after June 2 2012 In the unlikely event of cancellation of the meeting Botany 2012 is not responsible for any cost damages or other expenses of any kind including without limitation transportation and or hotel costs incurred by registrant Subleasing Subleasing of the exhibit space is NOT permitted and two or more commercial companies may not share a single leased space Space sharing is permitted for no more than 2 not for profit organizations Botany 2012 reserves the right to approve sub leases Utilities Utilities e g electrical telephone internet etc must be ordered directly from the designated vendors and are not included in the booth fee Order forms will be in the exhibitor kit from the decorator Security Each exhibiting company is responsible for safeguarding its goods materials equipment and exhibit booth at all times General security service will be provided by Botany 2012 staff for the exhibition period but neither the Convention Center or the Hyatt nor Botany 2012 will be responsible for loss of or damage to any property Fire Regulation s All doors

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  • Botany 2012 Featured Speakers
    a variety of factors vectors for pollen transfer population density and dispersion of conspecific individuals spatial and temporal variation in gamete deployment fruit and seed dispersal and the ability to undergo selfing for reproductive assurance Since Darwin scientists have been trying to understand the effects of ecological factors that influence the evolution of plant mating systems using tools and techniques derived from plant reproductive ecology pollination biology herbivory phylogenetic analyses of species distribution and evolution of reproductive traits and biochemical and molecular analysis of fitness traits Individually these fields have evolved and made excellent progress towards addressing various aspects of mating system evolution Although multiple stress factors work simultaneously they are often addressed independently within a study system A symposium which brings together leaders across various disciplines in the area of ecological interactions and plant reproductive biology would result in a synthesis of knowledge and a more concrete understanding of the different aspects of plant mating system evolution which interact to produce the myriad of reproductive adaptations that are observed in nature This symposium would be geared towards accumulating the most recent advances in the ecological interactions that affect plant mating evolution with the objective that communicating recent scientific advances and perspectives in this area will serve as a catapult for future research and development This symposium has the potential to attract scientists from a variety of disciplines within the ecological section of the BSA due to the broad range of ecological interactions Building Bridges in Botanical Education Melanie L Devore melanie devore gcsu edu Donna Hazelwood Carina Anttila Suarez The Botanical Society of America is a strong advocate for plant science education from informal through K 12 and undergraduate to graduate education The proposed symposium will 1 examine the availability of plant science education at the K 12 level 2 formulate strategies for developing portals for incorporating plant science into new secondary institutions including but not limited to alternative schools charter schools early college programs and tribal schools 3 identify ways to infuse plant science content into community college curricula and 4 recognize trends in general biology degree programs and discuss strategies for maintaining strong training in plant science within the undergraduate curriculum Asa society BSA has been extremely successful in building strong connections between undergraduate and graduate training as demonstrated by the strong number of undergraduates and graduates participating in the annual Botany Meetings It is our goal to use the proposed symposium as a means for forging another bond between secondary and undergraduate training that will serve as a portal for increasing the flow of undergraduate students into advanced degree programs in the plant sciences Are We Having A Broader Impact Stokes S Baker Bakerss udmercy edu Santokh Singh Phil Gibson Over the past 30 years science education has undergone significant transformations at many institutions Lectures have become more interactive with greater emphasis on active learning Likewise laboratory sessions have shifted from predominantly demonstration and observation based sessions to more inquiry focused exercises Both accreditation agencies and funding agencies have placed a greater emphasis in demonstrating the broader impacts of curriculum on student learning Educators and students alike report that curricular changes have enhanced student learning and improved the classroom and laboratory experience However identifying the individual effects of specific curricular changes and rigorously quantifying improvements in student learning presents a challenge to many scientists A large body of literature exists on effective assessment but many scientists are not familiar with the well established theory and procedures of education assessment In this symposium presenters will describe their efforts at science education reform and describe their experiences and approaches to assessment and evaluation The symposium covers a breadth of topics from assessment of individual exercises to assessment of larger curricular efforts The symposium will provide useful information to promote greater expectations for evaluating our effectiveness in science education Experimental Morphology and Morphogenesis Then and Now A Symposium in Memory of Elizabeth G Cutter Judy Jernstedt University of California Davis jjernstedt ucdavis edu A half day or evening scientific symposium devoted to the work and interests of the late Prof Elizabeth Cutter focusing on her pioneering work beginning as a student in experimental morphology subsequent contributions by her and her research students and post docs to morphogenesis and developmental anatomy and current approaches to and extensions of her work Topics to range from experimental approaches to conifer embryogenesis through growth dynamics of shoot apical meristems to signaling pathways in meristems and differentiating cells and tissues Where is Plant Systematics Headed in the Next Ten Years Tod F Stuessy University of Vienna tod stuessy univie ac at Vicki Funk Every scientific discipline goes through incremental changes over the decades and plant systematics is no exception During the 1960s philosophical introspection took place instigated by the development of phenetics which provided quantitative approaches to classification and emphasized use of computers In the 1970s and 1980s cladistics phylogenetic systematics helped put evolutionary content back into classification through explicit methods involving branching diagrams and further computer innovations From 1990 onward DNA data have opened doors to new insights on relationships at all levels of the taxonomic hierarchy These data have eventually become a flood of information requiring new statistical approaches to deal with them effectively In view of these former influences it is legitimate and timely to ask where we are today and where we are likely to be headed in the next decade What are the trends that can be seen on the horizon Is something missing that is fundamental for continued progress How can we better position our field for societal relevance These questions form the basis for the proposed symposium Rhizosphere Interactions The Root Microbiome Darlene H Southworth Southern Oregon University southworth sou edu Ann Hirsch Hugues Massicotte Plants are never fully separate from other organisms In addition to their diverse relationships with fungi plants also interact with bacteria and other organisms that alter the soil environment of roots and influence each other How can we understand this superorganism What

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  • Botany 2012 - Field Trips
    prairie plantings Leisurely easy walking on level ground Websites http www mountvernonnews com local 08 04 09 prairie burn php4 http cherylharner blogspot com 2010 07 house on prairie html Trip leader Guy Denny Food included none Destination Guy Denny s home Lucerne Knox County OH FT7 Sat 1pm 5pm 7 7 half day Columbus microbreweries tour This is a brewery tour of Barley s Brewing Co Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant and Elevator Brewing Co led by one of Ohio s best known aficionados and published experts The three breweries are different Barley s is a brewpub that specializes in English style ales Gordon Biersch part of a national chain is a brewpub that specializes in German lagers And Elevator Brewing is both a brewpub and a production brewery The Elevator brewpub is the most gorgeous brewpub in the state It s a former turn of the century gentleman s club pool hall and bar not strip club with stained glass windows mosaic tile floor and giant mahogany barback All three breweries are located about a half mile apart and Barley s is right across the street from the Columbus Convention Center all within easy walking distance Modest in town walking about a mile for the entire tour Website http beer ohio com author rick Trip leader Rick Armon Akron Beacon Journal author of Ohio Breweries FT8 Sun 8am 5pm 7 8 one day Woodlands and Cliffs Crane Hollow and Cantwell Cliffs This trip highlights outstanding sites representing central Ohio s mesophytic and floodplain woodlands and sandstone cliffs High quality examples of several communities exist at Crane Hollow a private preserve near the Hocking Hills including Allegheny Cumberland Dry Oak Forest and Woodland Appalachian Hemlock Northern Hardwood Forest South Central Interior Mesophytic Forest and Central Appalachian Stream and Riparian and Cumberland Acidic Cliff and Rockhouse Additionally anthropogenically created communities are represented by fields and pine plantations The greatest botanical diversity exists in the mesic forests and floodplain forests However some of the most interesting and rare species thrive only in the abundant cliff and rockhouse environments Some state listed plants at Crane Hollow include Aconitum columbianum subsp columbianum formerly considered New York Monk s Hood Silene rotundifolia Trichomanes boschianum Panicum verrucosum Poa paludigena Cystopteris tennesseensis and Platanthera flava Additionally Eupatorium godfreyanum was recently discovered on a cliff within the preserve Cantwell Cliffs is the most scenic spot in Hocking County a region known for its natural wonders Those who do make the effort to visit Cantwell Cliffs will see a reddish brown sandstone cliff shaped like a giant horseshoe that towers 150 feet over the gorge below A one mile trail leads hikers to Lookout Point on the east rim where they re rewarded with a striking view of the cliff and a rock shelter Along the way visitors to Cantwell Cliffs will come across inclines and descents slump rocks large boulders on the valley floor a recess cave and an especially narrow passage nicknamed Fat Woman s Squeeze Although it s relatively short the Cantwell Cliffs hiking trail can be a challenging way to spend an hour and a half Moderately rugged to occasionally strenuous The trip involves substantial hiking over varied terrain including steep ascents and descents to access some sandstone areas Few trails exist within Crane Hollow as it is generally closed to the public although Cantwell Cliffs has well developed trails Minor bushwacking through Smilax and Rubus necessitates wearing long pants shirts with long sleeves and sturdy hiking boots Website http www thehockinghills org cantwell cliffs htm Trip leaders Heather Stehle Crane Hollow Inc Joe Moosbrugger Ohio University Food included Box lunch beverages water Destinations Crane Hollow 16820 State Route 678 Rockbridge OH 43149 Cantwell Cliffs the parking lot of Cantwell Cliffs is located off of S R 374 near the community of Rockbridge FT13 Sun 8am 5pm 7 8 one day Photography of woodland and cliff plants Hocking Hills See and photograph the botanical sights of Ohio s magnificent Hocking Hills region Located on the edge of Ohio s unglaciated Western Allegheny Plateau the area is famous for its numerous cool hemlock ravines blackhand sandstone ledges and recess caves Explore the scenic beauty and botanical diversity of the area by visiting several locations including those off the beaten path Former Ohio Department of Natural Resources botanist and nature photographer Tom Arbour will be your guide Moderate to difficult with possibilities for off trail hiking Trip leader Tom Arbour Food included Box lunch beverages water Destination Hocking Hills State Park group will travel to different access points around the park to visit different habitats FT9 Sun 9am 12noon 7 8 half day Ohio State University Herbarium Ornamental Plant Germplasm Center Chadwick Arboretum This half day trip will highlight three very different botanical treasures within a mile of each other nestled in central Columbus in and around the Ohio State University OSU The Ohio State University Herbarium OS is a major collection of plant and fungal specimens and is a unit of the Department of Evolution Ecology and Organismal Biology in the College of Biological Sciences We are part of OSU s Museum of Biological Diversity Since its founding in 1891 the collection has grown to approximately half a million specimens and has worldwide coverage with strengths in flora of the northeastern United States especially Ohio and in temperate South America The herbarium supports research and teaching at OSU and receives frequent use by researchers from other academic institutions as well as by staff from governmental agencies such as the Ohio Department of Natural Resources The collections continue to grow through contribution of specimens by faculty students and associated researchers as well as by exchange with other herbaria As they grow they increase in value as documentation of plant existence in space and time as a sample of natural variation which facilitates our understanding of species boundaries and as a source of phylogenetic data both morphological and molecular The Ornamental Plant Germplasm Center OPGC is part of

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  • Botany 2012!
    username and password are provided by e mail so the e mail address that you designate must be a real address at which you can receive messages An access code is provided so that you may remove your entry from the database whenever you choose to do so If after an entry is deleted a new partner is sought the access code also permits reinstatement of the entry Questions provided below are based on information that may be useful in making a roommate selection Each participant submits his her own data Therefore Botany 2012 can assume no responsibility for the veracity of any statements in this database Registrants are responsible for contacting individuals on the password protected list and for making their own arrangements Only one roommate should make the hotel reservation It is recommended that you make your hotel reservation early To be included in the database please submit your name e mail address and pertinent information on the form below By using this form you are acknowledging that Botany 2012 assumes no responsibility for any difficulties or consequences arising from a shared room and recommends that potential roommates be screened carefully Also it should be noted that data does not travel in an encoded form so data transmitted may be available The security risk during data transmission is comparable to sending an email Data is stored on a web site The database site is password protected but still private details about roommate preferences that one does not wish to share with other participants should not be posted here The roommate locator service is not a secure site Roommate Locator Form Willing to share with up to 1 2 3 other person s Last Name First Name E Mail Male Female Non Smoker Smoker No Pref Early riser Late

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  • Exhibitor Application
    Conference Tote Bag 500 Table top Book Display 400 Sponsorship Opportunities Please sign us up to be a sponsor Check the level that applies We will contact you for your logo and ads and other necessary information Diamond 15 000 Emerald 4 000 Jade 500 Ruby 7 500 Sapphire 5 000 Please note deadline for Sponsorship Committment is May 1 2012 Company Description Please email a 50 to 100 word company description for the Botany 2012 Program Book to johanne botany org Special Considerations Please indicate if there is another vendor or type of vendor you wish NOT to be near Authorized Exhibitors Names of Individuals Representing Company Registration fees for up to two Exhibitors is included in the booth fee but they MUST register for the Conference Registration Site will open February 1 2012 1 2 Summary of Fees Booth Space Additional Space at 50 discount Advertising Ads Tote Bag Insert Tabletop Display Sponsorship Level Total Payment Details Please be sure to read The Fine Print at www 2012 botanyconference org Payment will be made via Check made payable to Botany 2012 MasterCard Visa or American Express Credit Card Number Name on Card Expiration Date Month January February March

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