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Program

10th annual
Texas Plant Conservation Conference
September 15, 16, and 17

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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

11:00am Conference Registration
Noon Welcome
12:15 

Bracted Twistflower (Streptanthus bracteatus): The Ecology of a Rare Texas Endemic
Wendy J. Leonard1,2 and O.W. Van Auken1
1Department of Biology, The Univeristy of Texas-San Antonio
2City of San Antonio Parks and Recreation, Natural Areas

12:45

 

Light Requirements of Bracted twistflower (Streptanthus bracteatus)
Norma Fowler
Section of Integrative Biology, University of Texas-Austin

1:30 The Bracted Twistflower, Streptanthus bracteatus: from Genetic Observations to Conservation Recommendations
Alan Pepper1, Ryan Williams1, Maria Dixon1, Ross Bee and Dana Price2
1Department of Biology, Texas A&M University
2U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Environmental Resources Section, Albuquerque District
2:00 Population Biology, Habitat Description, Delineation and Conservation of Terlingua Creel Cat’s-Eye (Cryptantha crassipes)
Maria T. Williams1, and Bonnie J. Warnock2
1Department of Natural Resource Management
2Sul Ross State University-Alpine
2:30 Break
2:45 

An Assessment of the Remnant Tallgrass Prairies/Native Grasslands in Four Ecoregions of Texas
James S. Alderson1, and J. Ryan Hammons2
1 Native Prairies Association of Texas
2Ecosystem Science and Management, Texas A&M University

3:15 

Seed Production Comparison of Three Eastern Gamagrasses in East Texas
R. Alan Shadow, USDA/NRCS Soil Conservationist
East Texas Plant Materials Center

4:00 pm 

Poster Session & Social Hour

 

 

Thursday, September 16, 2010
8:00 am Conference Registration
9:00 Keynote Address: Rivers and Woody Plants on the Edwards Plateau: Is There a Connection?
Bradford Wilcox1
1Department of Ecosystem Science and Management, Texas A&M University
10:00 Reproductive Biology of the Hill Country Wild Mercury (Argythamnia aphoroides, Euphorbiaceae) in Brown County, Texas
Bonnie B. Amos1, Jeff Masters2, and Kayla Ehrman3
1Department of Biology, Angelo State University, San Angelo
2Department of Biology, University of Louisville, Louisville
3University of North Texas Health Science Center
10:30 Break
11:00 

Rescuing the Endangered Texas Poppy-Mallow (Callirhoe scabriuscula)
Jackie Poole1, Bonnie Amos2, Minnette Marr3, Cullen Hanks1, David Sullivan2, Marisol
Sullivan2, Karne Langridge3, Hollie Laqua2, and Sean Watson3
1Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Austin
2Department of Biology, Angelo State University, San Angelo
3Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at the University of Texas-Austin

11:30 An Introduction to the Aspens of Texas: The Rarest of Them All?
James C. Zech
Department of Biology, Sul Ross State University
12:00 

Lunch

2:00 pm 

Botanical Guardians and the Native Plant Initiative at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia
Heather Alley1 and Melissa Caspary1&2
1State Botanical Garden of Georgia
2Odum School of Ecology, University of Georgia-Athens

2:30 

Going Green in Texas—Environmental Costs of Implementing Wind Energy Development
Karen H. Clary
Wildlife Habitat Assessment Program, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

3:00 Session ends
Dinner on your own
 
Friday, September 17, 2010
9:30 am Post-Harvest Regrowth and Mortality of Lophophora williamsii (Peyote) in situ in a South Texas Population
M. Terry,1,2 K. Trout,2 B. Williams,2 and T. Herrera3
1 Sul Ross State University
2 Cactus Conservation Institute
3 Native American Church of the Rio Grande
10:00 The Importance of Timing in Management: Unexpected Seasonal Effects Resulting from Prescribed Fire
Steve Windhager and Mark Simmons
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at the University of Texas-Austin
10:30 Break
11:00 Creating a Successful Citizen Science Model to Detect and Report Invasive Species
H. Travis Gallo and Damon Waitt
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at the University of Texas-Austin
11:30 Session ends
2:00 pm 

Texas Plant Conservation Alliance meeting

4:00 

Session ends

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