Plant Biologists program – Deering Estate 4/6/2019

Please attend the Plant Biologists of South Florida annual meeting to join with others who love and work with plants, at 9:00 am, Saturday, April 6, 2019 at the Deering Estate, 16701 SW 72 Ave., Palmetto Bay, FL  33157. Below are topics and presenters (order may vary):

Audubon Islands–a Palm Beach sanctuary, Richard Moyroud, Florida Audubon and Mesozoic Landscapes, Inc.

The Soils and pH of South Florida’s subtropical hammocks, Mike Kirby, Subtropical Native Trees LLC

Multi-tasking insects: The obligate-specialist-herbivore-pollinator weevils of Cycads, Sandy Koi, Dept. Biological Sciences, Florida International University

The botanist and the benefactor: John Kunkel Small and Charles Deering, Bradley C. Bennett, Dept. Biological Sciences, Florida International University

Mystery herbivore of charismatic epiphyte discovered on Andros, Suzanne Koptur, Dept. Biological Sciences, Florida International University

How many species of Pilosocereus (Cactaceae) exist in the Caribbean, 2 or 23? Alan R. Franck, Dept. Biological Sciences, Florida International University

After the fire:  Landscape-level vegetation change in Northeast Shark River Slough, Jennifer Richards, Daniel Gann and Brittany Harris, Dept. Biological Sciences, Florida International University and the GIS/RS Center

DIY landscape insect pest traps, Adrian Hunsberger, UF/IFAS Extension Miami-Dade County

PlantSnap for plant identification: Does AI leave room for I? Phil Busey, Phil Busey Agronomy Consulting Inc.

The first talk will be at 9:15 am so please arrive by 9:00 am. Then we’ll have lunch (bring a sack lunch, ideally) and hike the natural area from 12:30 pm.

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