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NWSA - 88th Annual Meeting

Understanding and Managing Diversity:

From Landscapes to Genes


Southern Oregon University - Ashland, Oregon               March 29-April 1, 2017



2017 PROGRAM  SOU campus map   program schedule


 Wednesday March 29


  6:00pm - 9:30pm:   NWSA Evening Social, Stevenson Union-Diversions Room, SOU campus


Thursday March 30, 8:00am - 9:30pm


  8:00am Welcome & Keynote Address:  "Klamath-Siskiyou Plant Diversity:

                                      Patterns, Causes, and A Historical Perspective"  by Dr. Susan Harrison


  9:00am - 12:00pm, Plenary Session:  Mixed Severity Fire and the Effects on Biodiversity


  12:00pm: LUNCH (on your own)


  1:20pm - 3:20pm:  Woodland / Savannah Ecosystems:  Diversity, Management, & Restoration


   4:00pm - 6:00pm: POSTER SESSION


   6:30pm - 9:30pm:  Banquet: "Fighting Wildlife Crime with Science: The Casebook of a            

                                                   Forensic Biologist"  

                                  by Dr. Pepper Trail, Biologist at the National Fish And Wildlife Forensics Lab 


Friday March 31, 8:00am - 5:00pm


   8:20am - 12:00pm: Causes and Consequences of Post-fire Landscape & Vegetation Change

                                    in Northern California 


   8:20am - 10:00am: Aquatic Systems


   8:00am - 11:20am: WORKSHOP -Biodiversity of White Oak Dwelling Lichens & Bryophytes


   11:20am - 11:40am: Lichen Ecology (part 1)


   10:00:  BREAK


   10:40am - 12:00pm:  Ecology


   12:00pm - 1:15pm:  LUNCH  (NWSA Business Luncheon*  or on your own)


   1:20pm - 5:00pm: Protecting Diversity in Northwest National Parks


   1:20pm - 2:40pm: Historic Landscapes of the Klamath Province


   1:20pm - 2:40pm: Lichen Ecology (part 2)


   2:40pm:  BREAK 


   3:20pm - 5:00pm:  STUDENT WORKSHOP - Best Practices for Submitting and Publishing

                                                                             Manuscripts for Scientific Journals


   3:20pm - 5:00pm:  Northern California Lichenology


* The NWSA Business Luncheon is a free lunch for all members and those interesting in learning about the Association


Saturday April 1 – Field Trips, 8:30am - 1:00 pm


  Lichens & Mosses of Sampson Creek Preserve

         Led by members of Northwest Lichenologists, this field trip will explore the lichens and mosses of Sampson

         Creek Preserve.


  Oak and Chaparral Restoration and Endemic Plants of Lower Table Rock

        This hike will highlight the oak and chaparral restoration activities that are in progress at Lower Table Rock,

        a biodiversity hotspot in the Rogue Valley.  Each leader will focus on a different aspect of the site and/or

        restoration:  Sean Prive & Josh Budziak (Lomakatsi); Caitlyn Gillespie (Klamath Bird Observatory);

       Jason Clark (Siskiyou Biosurvey); Terry Fairbanks (BLM).


  Ashland Watershed Restoration

        Driving and walking tour of the watershed covering the science, policy and social engagement in

        implementing restoration thinning in dry, frequent fire forest in the Ashland Forest Resiliency Stewardship

        Project.  Led by Darren Borgias, The Nature Conservancy, Medford Field Office



Department of Science, Technology, Engineering & Math, Southern Oregon University

American Association for the Advancement of Science-Pacific Division

Northwest Lichenologists

 California Lichen Society  

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