Symposium, Workshop and Field Trip at Rutgers University on Spontaneous Plants: SEPT 22-24, 2016

"CROSSROADS IN THE CONCRETE JUNGLE: EXPERIENCES AND EXPLORATIONS OF URBAN PLANTS AND PEOPLE" AT RUTGERS UNIVERSITY


David Seiter will be speaking on urban plants as a part of the symposium at Rutgers University. Please register for the event here.

Below is from the event website:

ANNOUNCEMENT

BACKGROUND: We plan to start a global working group and network (Worldwide Urban Plant Evolution and Education Network) centered at Rutgers University with international researchers to collaborate long-term on how the evolution and distribution of spontaneous plants in urban, temperate areas across the globe have been and will be affected by human migration, local and global climate change, and increased urbanization. In particular we want to focus on biodiversity, biogeography, and evolution research, as well as formal and informal educational opportunities. The evolution and natural history of urban plants are closely linked to cultural histories of urbanized areas, ethnobotanical uses by various ethnicities, global phylogenetic evolution of plant diversity, and major trade and migration routes, so interdisciplinarity is a must in addressing this type of important research questions.

GOAL AND PLANNING: We have acquired some funding for an interdisciplinary 1-day international symposium and subsequent workshop to be held at Rutgers 22-23 September. The main goal of the symposium and workshops is to kick off the formation of the worldwide network by discussing needs and goals, inspire interdisciplinary research and build connections, and share knowledge and ideas across disciplinary borders.

LOCATION: Cook Campus, Rutgers University, in New Brunswick, New Jersey.

PLEASE REGISTER TO ATTEND THE EVENT.