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Evolution on Islands: a colloquium to honor the careers of Daniel Crawford and Tod Stuessy

Mort, Mark [1].

Evolution on Islands: a colloquium to honor the careers of Daniel Crawford and Tod Stuessy.

Dan Crawford and Tod Stuessy began collaborating on the study of island evolution over 30 years ago. This long productive collaboration has provided important insights into insular diversification and their work has inspired and shaped subsequent generations of evolutionary biologists work in island systems. The importance of their research has been recognized widely and they both are former Asa Gray and BSA Merit Award recipients. They have countless hours of service to both ASPT and BSA and served as president of ASPT in sequential years. This colloquium will bring together eleven botanists (including several of their former students) who are working on a range of evolutionary questions such as the reproductive biology of insular plants, molecular systematics of endemic lineages, co-evolution of plants and mycorhizal fungi,and the evolution of island cycads. This work is being conducted across different archipelagoes, including Hawaii, the Juan Fernandez Islands, Cuba, and Macaronesia. All participants have benefitted through their interactions with Dan and Tod. It is fitting to honor both of them in Columbus Ohio where this ongoing collaboration began.

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1 - University Of Kansas, 1200 Sunnyside Avenue, Lawrence, KS, 66045, USA, 785-864-5706

Daniel Crawford
Tod Stuessy
Island Evolution
Juan Fernandez Islands

Presentation Type: Symposium or Colloquium Presentation
Session: C5
Location: Franklin A/Hyatt
Date: Wednesday, July 11th, 2012
Time: 8:30 AM
Number: C5SUM
Abstract ID:35

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