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Geology and Plant Life: the growing legacy of Arthur Kruckeberg

Willis, John [1], Pepper, Alan [2], IvalĂș Cacho, Natalia [3], O'Dell, Ryan [4], Rieseberg, Loren [5].

Geology and Plant Life: the growing legacy of Arthur Kruckeberg.

Arthur Kruckeberg, Professor Emeritus of Botany at the University of Washington passed on May 25 of this year at the age of 96, leaving an immense legacy of work centered on plant/geological interactions and encompassing taxonomy, ecology, evolutionary biology, genetics and conservation.   The focus of the symposium would be to update the themes of Art's work with the recent insights emerging from areas such as genetics/genomics, molecular phylogenetics and ecology. The title of the symposium is adapted from his influential 2002 popular science book ""Geology and Plant Life."" The topical range will everything about plant/edaphic interactions except for salt and drought (since these latter topics are frequently well covered in other meetings!) and hopefully will include modern research on plant evolution and adaptation to dunes, gypsum soils, limestone barrens, serpentine, and clays.

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1 - Duke University
2 - Department Of Biology, Texas A&M University, TAMUS 3258, College Station, TX, 77843, USA, 979-845-2518
3 - Instituto de Biologi­a-UNAM, Mexico City, DF, Mexico
4 - U.S. Bureau of Land Management, Marina, CA
5 - University of British Columbia, Canada

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Presentation Type: Symposium Presentation
Abstract ID:14
Candidate for Awards:None

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