Dear Friends and Colleagues,
We are very pleased to invite you to attend the 4th Tropical Biology Symposium on the afternoon of Sunday, February 22nd 2015 at the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden in Miami (hosted by the Fairchild’s Kushlan Tropical Science Institute).
Tropical biologists from UM and FIU will present lectures throughout the afternoon along with two keynote addresses by Drs. Helene Muller-Landau of the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute and Fabian Michelangeli of the NY Botanical Garden.
The symposium is free and open to the public! Tell all your friends!
The schedule of events will be:
12:00-13:00: Registration and lunch (provided) at Fairchild’s Garden House auditorium.
13:00-13:10: Introductory remarks.
13:10-14:10: Keynote Speaker: Helene Muller-Landau (Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute): “Tropical forest carbon cycles and global change”
14:10-14:30: Coffee Break
14:30-14:50: Steve Oberbauer (FIU; Biology) “In the heat of the night and other tales on the controls of tropical tree growth”
14:50-15:10: Margie Oleksiak (UM; RSMAS) “Genomic approaches: insights into adapting to a changing environment”
15:10-15:30: Eric J Bishop-von Wettberg (FIU; Biology) “Back to the wilds: increasing the climatic resilience of chickpea with expanded germplasm resources”
15:30-16:00: Coffee Break
16:00-16:20: Barbara Whitlock (UM; Biology) “Re-visiting the latitudinal gradient of diversity in Malvaceae”
16:20-16:40: Brian Machovina (FIU; Biology) “Conservation – the key is reducing human carnivory”
16:40-17:00: Kathleen Sullivan-Sealey (UM; Biology) “Islands, nitrogen and sustainability in changing climates: case study on great Exuma, Bahamas”
17:00-17:20: Coffee Break
17:20-18:20: Keynote speaker: Fabian A. Michelangeli (NY Botanical Garden) “The assemblage of Neotropical forests: a phylogenetic perspective”
18:20-19:30: Drinks & Refreshments (provided)
Please RSVP by February 18th through our Doodle poll: