NORTHWEST SCIENTIFIC ASSOCIATION

WORKSHOPS

happening Friday April 3rd [times to be announced later]

 

Photosynthetic Symbionts in the Landscape,

Both Lichenized and Free-Living

 

Student Workshop on Best Practices for Submitting Manuscripts to Scientific
Journals
 
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Tips from a former Northwest Science editor

 

 

  Student Workshop on Best Practices for Submitting Manuscripts to Scientific Journals  BY Jeff Duda 

 

This workshop will provide background information on preparing a peer-reviewed journal article.  Designed for both students and professionals, topics will cover the various important steps that, as an author, you will need to follow in preparing your manuscript for successful publication.  Topics to discuss include: an overview of the submission and peer-review process, what editors and reviewers are looking for, common pitfalls and mistakes, and simple rules to follow for getting published. 

 

Workshop Instructor:  Jeff Duda is a Research Ecologist for the U.S. Geological Survey in Washington.  Jeff served as the Northwest Science editor from 2008-2012.  

 

 

 

 

Photosynthetic Symbionts in the Landscape, Both Lichenized 

and Free-Living  BY John Villella

 

This workshop will explore the life of the photosynthetic partner in a lichen.  Lichens are named by their fungal symbiont because the fungus is often the more outwardly and conspicuous partner. 

While the fungus partner gets more attention, the photobiont partner is very important.  In fact, without the photobiont we wouldn't call the organism a lichen! 

This workshop will explore the lichen from the perspective of the photobiont.  John will teach us the identification and ecology of algae and cyanobacteria in the lichenized and the free-living states.  The class will explore the biodiversity of photobionts and the morphological changes brought on by lichenization.  We will also discuss the exciting new insights into photobiont ecology illuminated by genetics. 

Please join us to explore lichens from a different perspective.

 

 

 

 

 

                          

 

                                                                                       

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