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Geology and Plant Life: the growing legacy of Arthur Kruckeberg

Willis, John [1], Pepper, Alan [2], Ivalú 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, 2016 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 of the symposium will be everything about plant/edaphic interactions except for salt and drought, and will include modern research on plant 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 Biología-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
Session: SY4, Geology and plant life: the growing legacy of Arthur Kruckeberg
Location: Fort Worth Ballroom 5/Omni Hotel
Date: Tuesday, June 27th, 2017
Time: 1:30 PM
Number: SY4SUM
Abstract ID:14
Candidate for Awards:None

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