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Abstracts

10th annual
Texas Plant Conservation Conference
September 15, 16 and 17, 2010

Thursday, September 16th, 9 a.m.

KEYNOTE ADDRESS:

RIVERS AND WOODY PLANTS ON THE EDWARDS PLATEAU:
IS THERE A CONNECTION?

Bradford Wilcox
Department of Ecosystem Science and Management
Texas A&M University

ORAL PRESENTATIONS AND ABSTRACTS

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, Austin, TX 78705 2Ecosystem Science and Management, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77845.
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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, 2450 South Milledge Avenue, Athens, Georgia 30605
2Odum School of Ecology, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, 30605.
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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, TX 76909
2Department of Biology, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY 40292
3University of North Texas Health Science Center, 3500 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth, TX 76107
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GOING GREEN IN TEXAS – ENVIRONMENTAL COSTS OF IMPLEMENTING WIND ENERGY DEVELOPMENT
Karen H. Clary
Wildlife Habitat Assessment Program, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, 4200 Smith School Road, Austin, Texas 78744
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LIGHT REQUIREMENTS OF BRACTED TWISTFLOWER (STREPTANTHUS BRACTEATUS)
Norma Fowler1
1Section of Integrative Biology, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78712
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RESCUING THE ENDANGERED TEXAS POPPY-MALLOW (CALLIRHOE SCABRUISCULA)
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, TX 78744
2Department of Biology, Angelo State University, San Angelo, TX 76909
3Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, Austin, TX 78739
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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
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BRACTED TWISTFLOWER (STREPTANTHUS BRACTEATUS): THE ECOLOGY OF A RARE TEXAS ENDEMIC
Wendy J. Leonard1, 2 and O.W. Van Auken1.
1Department of Biology, The University of Texas at San Antonio, TX 78249
2 City of San Antonio, Parks and Recreation, Natural Areas, San Antonio, TX 78256
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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, College Station Texas 77843-3258; 2U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Environmental Resources Section, Albuquerque District USACE, Albuquerque, NM 87109
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SEED PRODUCTION COMPARISON OF THREE EASTERN GAMAGRASSES IN EAST TEXAS
R. Alan Shadow, USDA/NRCS Soil Conservationist
East Texas Plant Materials Center
Nacogdoches, TX 75964
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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
1Sul Ross State University
2Cactus Conservation Institute
3Native American Church of the Rio Grande
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AN INTRODUCTION TO THE ASPENS OF TEXAS: THE RAREST OF THEM ALL?
James C. Zech
Department of Biology, Sul Ross State University, Alpine, TX 79832.
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POPULATION BIOLOGY, HABITAT DESCRIPTION, DELINEATION AND CONSERVATION OF TERLINGUA CREEK CAT’S-EYE (CRYPTANTHA CRASSIPES)
Maria T. Williams1, and Bonnie J. Warnock2
Department of Natural Resource Management, Sul Ross State University, Alpine, TX 79831
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POSTER PRESENTATIONS AND ABSTRACTS

Conservation of Silphium albiflorum (Asteraceae), a North Central Texas Endemic Plant
Jalesia Gassaway1,Patricia Averitte2, Kyle Catt3, Lisa Hatzky3,Matthew Rose3, J. Nile Fischer3 Bruce Benz1
1Biology Department, Texas Wesleyan University, Fort Worth, TX 76105
2Eagle Mountain Saginaw Independent School District, Fort Worth, TX 76179
3Fort Worth Independent School District, Fort Worth, TX 76107
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A COMPARISON OF NUMBERS, SIZE, FLOWERING STEMS, FLOWERING HEADS, ASSOCIATED SPECIES, RICHNESS, AND COVERAGE OF DALEA REVERCHONNII FOUND IN WALNUT LIMESTONE BARRENS AND GLADES
Sam Kieschnick1, Allan D. Nelson2, Dawn Hancock3, Jim Goetze4, Sara Harsley5, Rebecca Nelson2, and Bob O’Kennon1
1Botanical Research Institute of Texas, Fort Worth, TX 76102
2Department of Biological Sciences, Tarleton State University, Stephenville, TX 76402
3North Central Chapter of the Native Plant Society of Texas, Arlington, TX 76016
4Science Department, Laredo Community College, 78040
5Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, Waco, TX 76710
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ORIGIN OF INTRODUCTION, MULTIPLE FOUNDERS AND INVASION SUCCESS OF BOTHRIOCHLOA ISCHAEMUM VAR. SONGARICA IN CENTRAL TEXAS
Sarah E. Matakis1, Brandi Kutil1 and R. Deborah Overath1
1Department of Life Sciences, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, TX 78412
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NORTH TEXAS PLANT CONSERVATION ALLIANCE:  GOALS, 2010 PROJECT, AND FUTURE PROJECTS
Allan D. Nelson1, Sam Kieschnick2, Dawn Hancock3, Diane Parrotta3, Suzanne Tuttle4, Sara Harsley5, Rebecca Nelson2, and Bob O’Kennon2
1Department of Biological Sciences, Tarleton State University, Stephenville, TX 76402
2Botanical Research Institute of Texas, Fort Worth, TX 76102
3North Central Chapter of the Native Plant Society of Texas, Arlington, TX 76016
4Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge, Fort Worth, Texas 76135
5Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, Waco, TX 76710
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GROWTH AND FORAGE QUALITY OF WARM SEASON GRASSES DURING THE GROWING SEASON IN WEST-CENTRAL TEXAS
Gary L. Rea1, Robert D. Ziehr2, Joel L. Douglas3, and J.P Muir4
1USDA/NRCS, Knox City, TX
2USDA/NRCS, Temple, TX
3USDA/NRCS, Fort Worth, TX
4Texas AgriLife Research, Stephenville, TX
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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
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