Michigan Consortium of Botanists Annual Conference

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10/26/19 9:00 am EST
Muskegon Community College
221 Quarterline rd
Muskegon, MI
United States
The Michigan Consortium of Botanists (MiCOB) will hold its 10th Annual Conference at Muskegon Community College on Saturday, Oct. 26, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the MCC Science Center. MiCOB is a state-wide community of botanical professionals dedicated to advancing the study of Michigan's flora by providing a centralized platform for facilitating communication, and sharing resources, research, and expertise in plant biology. The keynote speaker is Dr. Lukas Bell-Dereske, Michigan State University, discussing “Climate Change and Our Dunes.” Other presenters and their topics include: · Dr. Todd Aschenbach, Grand Valley State University, “Prescribed Fire and Ecological Restoration Research in West Michigan” · Dr. Ranessa Cooper, Western Illinois University, “From the Great White North to the Mitten – 20-plus Years of Botanizing in the Sand;” and · Michael Penskar, University of Michigan, “Michigan’s Rare Plants.” Student posters will be on display in the Science Center Atrium. Attendance to the presentations is free. There is a fee of $25 for adults and $17 for students who want to attend the breakfast and lunch. The deadline to register for the meals is Oct. 14. Register online at https://micob2019.brownpapertickets.com. For more information, contact MCC Life Sciences Instructor Theresa VanVeelen at Theresa.vanveelen@muskegoncc.edu or by calling (231) 777-0672.