Botany 2015 Featured Speakers

Plenary Speaker


Botany is cool; 
so why doesn’t the public know that?
Dr. Ken Thompson

Read his Blog here

Sunday July 26, 2015 - 7:30 pm 


 Annals of Botany 
Special Lecture

The invisible hand of floral scent in plant-pollinator interactions

Dr. Robert Raguso
Wednesday, July 29 11:00 am





Enhancing Scientist Diversity
in Plant Biology Luncheon


Can I Really Make a Difference?
Enhancing Diversity in the Sciences Through Mentoring:
The critical role we play and how to get involved

Dr. Gretchen Adams
Tuesday July, 28 Noon
(a Ticketed Event)

Regional Botany
Special Lecture

Jim Hole

Does beer make a good fertilizer?

Jim Hole

Monday, July 27, 11:00 am


Special Lecture

Curating and characterizing fungi at the University of Alberta
Microfungus Collection and Herbarium (UAMH) – a Canadian biodiversity centre

Dr. Lynne Sigler
Monday, July 27 8:00pm



Address of the

The International Botanist

Dr. Richard Olmstead
July 29, 6:00 pm

CD Nelson Lecture

CD Nelson

Type III Effectors and the Plant Immune Response

Darrell Desveaux 
Tuesday,  July 28  4:00 pm




Pelton Award

Martha Hawes 

Extracellular DNA-based trapping by
border cells in defense of the root tip.

 Dr. Martha Hawes
Day and Time TBA








Pelton Award Lecture


Hasbe - Pelton Award

Generality and diversity of 
development in land plants

Dr. Mitsuyasu Hasebe
Day and Time TBA