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History of Botany: The Missouri Connection

Grant, Marissa [1], Kass, Lee B [2].

History of Botany: The Missouri Connection.

The Historical Section of the Botanical Society of America wishes to continue its 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" and in 2010 the Historical Section along with the Economic Botany and Developmental Sections sponsored "History of Botany in the Rhode Island Area." This year, along with the Developmental and Structural, Economic, Paleobotanical, Southeastern and Systematics Sections, our symposium will highlight botanists who in some way have a Missouri connection and reveal how each has contributed to the development of the field of botany. This symposium will be in conjunction with the annual meeting of Botany 2011, in St. Louis, MO. Our half day Tuesday morning symposium will feature researchers, historians and students of Botanical Science: Nuala Caomhanach, Michael Long, Deborah Q. Lewis, Lynn G. Clark, Kim Kleinman, Dennis and Jan Stevenson, Edward Coe and Lee B. Kass. Speakers will look at the growing appreciation of past generations of botanists including Thomas Nuttall, George Engelmann, Albert Hitchcock, Edgar Anderson, William J. Robbins, Lewis J. Stadler and Barbara McClintock. 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 Missouri Botanical Garden where a behind the scenes tour will be given of book and herbarium collections. Participants also will view books and specimens belonging to Missouri botanists featured in the morning symposium. Space is limited; interested participants are encouraged to preregister.

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1 - Lake Land College, Mattoon, IL, 61938, USA
2 - Cornell University, Plant Biology, 412 Mann Library, Ithaca, NY, 14853, USA

Missouri botany
19th Century Botany
Thomas Nuttall
George Engelmann
Albert Hitchcock
Edgar Anderson
William J. Robbins
Lewis J. Stadler
Barbara McClintock.

Presentation Type: Symposium or Colloquium Presentation
Session: SY05
Location: Lindell D/Chase Park Plaza
Date: Tuesday, July 12th, 2011
Time: 8:00 AM
Number: SY05SUM
Abstract ID:651

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