Save the date and call for papers: 2020 Florida Rare Plant Task Force Meeting--April 30 and May 1, 2020
“The Growth of Rare Plants: from horticulture to wild recruitment to tissue culture”
Meeting dates: April 30th and May 1st
Meeting venue: The Conservancy of Southwest Florida, Naples, FL
Co-hosted by Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, Bok Tower Gardens, Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens, and the Conservancy of Southwest Florida
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, Bok Tower Gardens, and the Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens are pleased to announce the 2020 Florida Rare Plant Task Force Meeting sponsored by the Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services, Division of Plant Industry. Each year, the Rare Plant Task Force of Florida serves as the place for Florida’s professional plant conservation community to share ideas and discuss, prioritize, and coordinate ongoing plant conservation efforts around the state.
Thursday, April 30th will consist of presentations on the meeting theme of “The Growth of Rare Plants: from horticulture to recruitment in the wild to tissue culture,” and will include the 4th annual Florida Plant Conservation Alliance (FPCA) section to discuss safeguarding endangered species in Florida, along with a lunchtime tour and after-meeting social at the nearby Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens.
Friday, May 1st will consist of a variety of half-day field trip adventures to local native habitats and points of interest.
This year, we invite abstracts for oral presentations and posters focusing on propagation, cultivation, and both in situ and ex situ growth of rare, threatened, and endangered plants. All plant conservation-related submissions will be considered based on merit.
Registration information will be distributed in early 2020, and registration forms and updated information will be available through the Bok Tower Gardens website at that time. https://boktowergardens.org/conservation/rare-plant-task-force/
Please submit abstracts to Philip Gonsiska firstname.lastname@example.org. THE ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED THROUGH JANUARY 24, 2020.
Please forward this announcement to any interested parties!