[BSW] Smithsonian Botanical Symposium, “Location, Location, Location...New Advances in the Science of Biogeography”, April 24-25, 2014
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Smithsonian Botanical Symposium
April 24-25, 2014
“Location, Location, Location...New Advances in the Science of Biogeography”
Presented by the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History, Department of Botany
In collaboration with the United States Botanic Garden
Supported by the Cuatrecasas Family Foundation
The distribution of the earth’s biodiversity is not random in space and time. Individual species ranges and entire ecosystems are uniquely shaped by the intersection of ecological and geographic constraints, opportunity, and evolutionary history. Scientists have long sought to recognize these distribution patterns and to understand their underlying processes. Significant advances have been made in the science of biogeography, which weaves together biology and geosciences, as knowledge of our planet’s geologic history has improved and as new analytical tools and sources of data have become available. We anticipate even greater discoveries and major syntheses in the future and this exciting scientific discipline is more relevant today than ever, especially in the face of global climate change that will drastically reshape the biogeography of life on earth.
The 12th Smithsonian Botanical Symposium, hosted by the Department of Botany and the United States Botanic Garden, will celebrate the past contributions of biogeography and look toward future ones that bring a deeper understanding of the relationship between our planet and its biota. The invited speakers will address why “location” matters with a wide range of modern studies and applications on the geography of life.
Thursday, April 24
6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Opening Reception and Poster Session, The United States Botanic Garden
Friday, April 25
9:00 a.m. –6:00 p.m. Lectures and Discussion, Baird Auditorium, NMNH
6:15 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Closing Reception, Museum Rotunda, NMNH
Abstracts for poster presentations may be submitted online at botany.si.edu/sbs/<mailto:botany.si.edu/sbs/>. The deadline for abstract submission is March 18.
There will be no registration fee this year, but attendees must register online at botany.si.edu/sbs/<mailto:botany.si.edu/sbs/>. Visit the website<http://botany.si.edu/sbs/>, call 202-633-0920, or email sbs at si.edu<mailto:sbs at si.edu> for more information.
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