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Annual Arizona Botany Meeting


10th Arizona Botany Meeting: Habitat and Rare Plant Conservation

Hosted by the Desert Botanical Garden and the Arizona Native Plant Society

Our continuing goal is to foster a spirit of cooperation for the sharing of ideas among and facilitating collaboration between individuals from academic institutions, local, state, and federal government agencies, and non-governmental organizations from across the state of Arizona, and also to provide a forum to meet others who share an interest in the flora of Arizona and surrounding areas within the Southwest.

Please spread the word and mark your calendars for Arizona Botany 2013. We look forward to seeing you at another successful and productive meeting!

Meeting Details


Saturday, March 30, 2013 from 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • A social hour will follow the afternoon sessions that includes a cash bar.
  • Dinner can be purchased for an additional $18 with meeting registration, but payment must be received by March 26. Please note: dinner tickets cannot be purchased at the time of the event.


Main meeting will be held at the Desert Botanical Garden in Dorrance Hall


Space will  be available for relevant poster presentations and tables will be available for display of relevant literature and books or organizations.

Invited Speakers and Presentation Titles

  • Sandy Bahr (Sierra Club, Phoenix, AZ)
    • Title TBA
  • Arnold Clifford (private consultant, foothills of the Carrizo Mountains, NM)
    • Title TBA
  • Walt Fertig (Moenave Botanical Consulting, Kanab, UT)
    • “Applied conservation botany: examples from Wyoming and the Colorado Plateau”
  • Daniela Roth (EMNRD-Forestry Division, Sante Fe, NM)
    • Title TBA
  • Andrew Salywon, Wendy Hodgson, Matthew King & Kimberlie McCue (Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix, AZ)
    • “Arizona’s endemic plants – more than just a list”

Short-Presentation Speakers and Presentations Titles

  • Dan Austin (Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum)
    • “Graptopetalum (Crassulaceae) in Arizona”
  • Judy Springer (Northern Arizona University)
    • "Prolonged vegetative dormancy in rare species and its relationship to drought, disturbance and climate change”
  • Elizabeth Johnson & Tina Ayers (Northern Arizona University)
    • “Hybridization between a rare, endemic alpine species and a widespread congener"


Early registration of $35 ($20 students) is due by March 21. Late registration fee (after March 21) is $45 ($30 students). Registration will not be accepted after March 27.

Fee Includes:
  • An entrance pass to Desert Botanical Garden
  • Continental breakfast, lunch, refreshments (coffee & tea)
  • 10% discount at the Garden Gift Shop

Thank you to the Arizona Botany 2013 Organizing Committee:

  • Wendy Hodgson (Desert Botanical Garden)
  • Kimberlie McCue (Desert Botanical Garden)
  • Andrew Salywon (Desert Botanical Garden)

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