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Innovations in organismal botany - a tribute to the pioneering studies of Donald A. Eggert

Taylor, Thomas [1], Rothwell, Gar [2].

Innovations in organismal botany - a tribute to the pioneering studies of Donald A. Eggert .

Donald A. Eggert's groundbreaking studies of Paleozoic vascular plants represent not only a major shift in how fossil plants can be studied and analyzed, but also in how such original approaches can be used to integrate concepts about the biology of living and fossil species. Of the many research areas initiated by Eggert, several have fundamentally changed our ideas about the structure, development, and phylogenetic position of certain fossil plants,and how these processes and patterns are reflected in closely related extant taxa. Eggert's research has left an indelible mark on multiple areas of biology and his detailed studies serve as both a source of inspiration and measure of extraordinary scientific quality. This symposium will highlight five of the major research areas explored by Eggert to demonstrate not only the breadth of his interests, but also his level of scientific accomplishment. Each of the speakers will demonstrate the state of the discipline before Eggert's involvement, the accomplishments that Eggert made, and the questions and challenges that remain.

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1 - University Of Kansas, Department Of Ecology And Evolutionary Biology, 1200 Sunnyside Avenue, Haworth Hall, Lawrence, KS, 66045-7600, USA
2 - Oregon State University, Department of Botany and Plant Pathology, Corvallis, OR, 97331, USA

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Presentation Type: Symposium or Colloquium Presentation
Session: SY06
Location: Lindell D/Chase Park Plaza
Date: Tuesday, July 12th, 2011
Time: 1:30 PM
Number: SY06SUM
Abstract ID:663

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