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Conserving Plant Biodiversity in a Changing World: A View from NW North America

University of Washington Botanic Gardens, Seattle, WA
March 13-14, 2012 Conference Schedule

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Thank you to our Conference Sponsors and Supporters!

Thank you to all of the contributors, volunteers, artists and attendees who helped make the 2012 Plant Biodiversity Conference a success! We hope that the working groups formed at the end of the conference will take the next steps and take action to advance our mission of managing, researching and protecting native plant communities, rare plants and their habitats through policy, research and education.

Conference Proceedings

Conference Proceedings are only available in PDF form (6.6 MB).

Botanical Art Contest Winners!

The winners of the botanical art exhibit  held in conjunction with the conference were announced Wednesday afternoon at the close of the conference. Conference attendees were asked to vote for their favorite illustration and photograph. The winners are:

Louise Smith's Paintbrush and Sedge Daniel Mosquin's Castilleja applegatei var. pinetorum

Paintbrush and Sedge by Louise Smith

Castilleja applegatei var. pinetorum by Daniel Mosquin

Botanical Illustration:
1st Place: Louise Smith for Paintbrush and Sedge
2nd Place: Daphne Morris for Carex macrocephala
3rd Place: Jan Hurd for Rosa nutkana

1st place: Daniel Mosquin for Castilleja applegatei var. pinetorum
2nd Place: Michael Hannam for Veratrum viride
3rd Place: Morgan Turner for Blechnum spicant

The exhibit is on display in the Elisabeth C. Miller Library at the UW Botanic Gardens through March 29th.


Conference Mission Statement

We face an uncertain future - economically, politically, and climatically. Those concerned with managing, researching or protecting native plant communities, rare plants and their habitats need to be aware of these changes and have the necessary tools to effectively address them. We will have papers, both invited and contributed, that will engage all in a dialogue intended to raise questions and find solutions. Participants from throughout northwestern North America will contribute ideas and meet colleagues for future collaboration.

Keynote Speakers

Dr. Peter Raven, President Emeritus of the Missouri Botanical Gardens
Dr. Joshua Lawler, Associate Professor of the University of Washington

Conference announcement

Contact the conference e-mail for general questions at 2012plantconf@gmail.com or call (206) 685-2961. Questions regarding registration should be directed to Jean Robins at urbhort@uw.edu or (206) 685-8033

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