Spooner, BSA Program Director
To: All members of Botany & Mycology 2009
We are really looking forward to Botany and Mycology
2009, to be held this year in Snowbird Utah, July 25-29,
meeting offers a variety of informative and fun activities
in one of the most beautiful areas
of the world. It offers cost-effective options for
Some of the highlights include:
field trip options, before, during, and after the
meeting, ranging from short morning wildflower forays
to full-day trips, focusing on a variety of topics
from flowering plants to ferns to lichens to ecology
to fungi to paleobotany.
half-day symposia conveniently spaced over mornings
and afternoons on Monday to Wednesday, discussing plants
to fungi, form and function, evolutionary topics using
DNA sequence data to genomic approaches, and ecological
Workshops from Saturday-Monday (most on Sunday) ranging
from data analysis of molecular and ecological data,
to conservation issues, to herbarium techniques, to
plant identification, to information on virtual libraries,
to educational topics.
Hundreds of individual talks and posters on every
topic you can imagine.
business meetings and banquets
and social events allowing
you to catch up on what’s going
on in your group and allowing you to make new colleagues
Special talks such as this year’s plenary speaker,
noted ethnobotanist Nancy Turner who will speak
the Food Back Home: Plants, Algae, Lichens and Fungi
in the Food Traditions of Indigenous Cascadia.”
And what a place for a meeting!
Our conference center is a set of beautiful buildings
set in the Wasatch mountain range outside of
Salt Lake City, surrounded by high upland peaks. The
area is a popular tourist setting for skiers during the
winter. We have reserved the entire complex for
ourselves during this year’s meeting. We have secured
great rates for the rooms, many of which can house
multiple persons, some in lofts, offering
opportunities for extremely cost-effective housing
opportunities for families
and groups who may wish to room together. We also
have a shuttle service set up from the airport to the Mountain....make
arrangements when you reserve your room.
sure you submit your abstracts by the deadline -
The early registration deadline,
to save significantly
is June 30th
Consult the conference website www.2009.botanyconference.org for more details about the meeting, how to submit
abstracts, and how to register and to secure housing.
See you in Snowbird!