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History of Botany in the Rhode Island Area

Grant, Marissa C. [1].

History of Botany in the Rhode Island Area.

The Historical and Economic Sections of the Botanical Society of America wish to continue sponsorship of Symposia and/or Special Lectures to highlight the importance of Botany in the Americas. In 2007, the BSA Historical Section sponsored a Symposium on "A Historical Perspective on Chicago Area Botany." This year, along with the Developmental Section our symposium will highlight Rhode Island area botanists, institutions and landscapes, and present how each has contributed to the development of the field of botany. This symposium will be in conjunction with the annual meeting of Botany 2010, in Providence, RI. Our half day Tuesday morning symposium will feature distinguished speakers, Dennis Stevenson, Susan Danforth, Rainer Bussmann, Angela Todd, Gordon Tucker, Philip Marshall, Ray Evert with contributions from Natalie Uhl, and Annette Colemon. Speakers will look at the growing appreciation of past generations of botanists including Richard E. Schultes, Irene Stuckey, Vernon I. Cheadle and other notable botanists. Historical documents aiding in discoveries of botany will be presented from The John Carter Brown Library and the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, as well as a look at the changing landscapes of the historical southern New England forests focusing on Pinus strobus. We anticipate and encourage discussion and socializing during the break and the question/answer period following the presentations. Following the symposium there will be an afternoon field trip to The John Carter Brown Library at Brown University. Space is limited; interested participants are encouraged to preregister.

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1 - Lake Land College, Math/Science Division, 5001 Lake Land Blvd., Mattoon, IL, 61938, USA

Keywords:
History of Botany
Rhode Island Area Botany.

Presentation Type: Symposium or Colloquium Presentation
Session: SY4
Location: Ballroom B/Convention Center
Date: Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010
Time: 8:00 AM
Number: SY4SUM
Abstract ID:82


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