#IBC18 Friday Afternoon

Still can’t work out who is cooler – the botany conference people or the quilting conference next door people. Probably us #ibc18
fembotanist
July 28, 2011
Once again there’s a mix and match element to the stream as twitterers sampled a wide variety of sessions and talks.
I’ll start with a (little) barcoding this afternoon. #ibc18 Pete Hollingsworth on choosing and using the ‘code.
TimEntwisle
July 28, 2011
Hollingsworth reminded us that plants barcode agreed to be rbcL and matK, and to revisit this at end of 2011. #ibc18
TimEntwisle
July 28, 2011
Hollingsworth: Discriminatory power of plant biocode? 70-90% for regions, down to 50% for some taxa. But still narrows down options. #ibc18
TimEntwisle
July 28, 2011
And I’m in polyploids now. Matt Hegarty – gene expression in polyploids and hybrids – are they different #ibc18
Pathh1
July 28, 2011
Andrew Leitch giving Soltis – Tragopogon. Homoeolog loss in populations, same genes in several lineage, some genes resistant to loss. #ibc18
Pathh1
July 28, 2011
Poor Andrew has to talk about Groundhog Day hypothesis, except nobody understands – what’s it got to do with rodent shadows? #ibc18
Pathh1
July 28, 2011
Leitch again: Nicotiana silvestris as a "wild and wicked lady" promiscously became mother of many polyploid hybrids. #ibc18
EveEmshwiller
July 28, 2011
Leitch/Soltis Recurring aneuploidy, non-random directed evolution, in 1 direction, losses & silencing, repeated subfunctionalization. #ibc18
Pathh1
July 28, 2011
Andrew Leitch filling in for Doug Soltis @ #ibc18: compensating aneuploids found in Tragopogon allopolyploids as in resynthesized Brassica!
JChrisPires
July 28, 2011
And now Andrew gets more questions than I’ve heard in any other session, about a lecture he gave for someone not here! #ibc18
Pathh1
July 28, 2011
Many of the changes in new polylploids are not random MT @JChrisPires Leitch filling in [quite well!] for the Solti #ibc18 echo of Brassica!
EveEmshwiller
July 28, 2011
Andrew Leitch @ #ibc18 on Nicotiana allopolyploid #genome evolution — beautiful cytogenetic images of repeats found by #NextGenSequencing!
JChrisPires
July 28, 2011
Yargh! Symposium on Banksian legacy moved floors altogether to 1.09. #maddash #panic #ibc18
IBC11
July 28, 2011
Pat Brownsey on Banks & Solander specs held in NZ (WELT). All online. #ibc18
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July 28, 2011
Brownsey: B&S unable to collect in S Island, "much to Banks’s disgust". #ibc18
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July 28, 2011
Brownsey: Banks’s failure to publish created probs in NZ botany. (Aussies can relate.) #ibc18
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July 28, 2011
Brownsey: B&S specimens verifiable record of pre-European flora. Still cited in modern treatments & are the rockstars of herb. tours. #ibc18
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July 28, 2011
Brownsey impressing NZ PM pointing out All Blacks silver fern emblem one of B&S collns. #ibc18
IBC11
July 28, 2011
True! RT @IBC11: Brownsey: Banks & Solande specimens verifiable record of pre-European flora/rockstars of herb. tours. #ibc18
TimEntwisle
July 28, 2011
Now Doug Benson on B&S at Botany Bay. Starts with comment that he thought botanists died out at end of 1800s. Mood turns ugly. #ibc18
IBC11
July 28, 2011
Benson: B&S "discovered" the Sutherland Shire. (I still think they’re cool though.) #ibc18
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July 28, 2011
Benson: maps produced on voyage surprisingly accurate, given they were done from row-boat. #ibc18
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July 28, 2011
Benson: Botany Bay quite good survey of local flora (132 taxa), esp. given that it was done in April/May when not much in flower. #ibc18
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July 28, 2011
Benson: B&S specimens largely inaccessible until c. 10 years ago when moved to new herb. #ibc18
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July 28, 2011
Oops… Benson: some of the Sydney specimens may not be duplicates of London material. #ibc18
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July 28, 2011
Benson: Solander doing the "serious" botany & Latin. Banks paying for it! #ibc18
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July 28, 2011
Benson: Banks and Cook criticised for raving about fertile land of Botany Bay, but their actual remarks were misreported. #ibc18
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July 28, 2011
Benson: Bidens pilosa labelled as collected at Botany Bay. People don’t want to believe it! #ibc18
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July 28, 2011
Benson: could solve Bidens issue with genetic testing. Botany Bay collns great example of systematic botany with Linnaean approach. #ibc18
IBC11
July 28, 2011
Peter Van Weltzen on pathways through Malesia, drawing ‘Wallace lines’ all over the place. not handy to talk about a ‘line’. #ibc18
Jim_Croft
July 28, 2011
van Weltzen: Wallace line not useful, better to use an area ,’Wallacea’. yes! screw boundaries! #areas ftw! #ibc18
Jim_Croft
July 28, 2011
van Weltzen: looking at pathways – not necessarily the shortest distance. Looking for ancestral areas. Islands as stepping stones. #ibc18
Jim_Croft
July 28, 2011
Monica Carvalho: fascinating talk about remarkable similarities between Patagonian Eocene fossils and present Australian flora #ibc18
fembotanist
July 28, 2011
Greg Jordan also suffering from #ibc18cold but soldiering on. Crowd filling with familiar faces! #ibc18
fembotanist
July 28, 2011
I’ve come across the world to learn something about Sussex, from Jill Sutcliffe, the county in which Millennium Seed Bank sits. #ibc18
TimEntwisle
July 28, 2011
Sutcliffe: Appointed a ‘Vegetated Shingle Officer’ to look after one particularly stressed habitat near the coast (in Sussex!). #ibc18
TimEntwisle
July 28, 2011
Sutcliffe: All new plant records checked by *expert*. (Before morning session I thought this was a good thing.) #ibc18
TimEntwisle
July 28, 2011
Next up: Steve Cafferty on "The Virtual Endeavour". #ibc18
IBC11
July 28, 2011
Cafferty: 30K pieces of plants on 10K herb. sheets at Natural History Mus. in London. Few thousand elsewhere, inc. c. 1K in Aust. #ibc18
IBC11
July 28, 2011
Cafferty: large artistic legacy of voyage e.g. 900 drawings by Psrkinson. Languished until quite recently, but luckily kept together. #ibc18
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July 28, 2011
Cafferty: Endeavour collns important for early records, Types, new sp. discovery and just plain iconic. #ibc18
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July 28, 2011
Cafferty: Virtual Endeavour project aims to reunite collns, create web portal, full catalogue. Also add cultural perspectives. #ibc18
IBC11
July 28, 2011
Cafferty recently visited Tolaga Bay NZ, by chance exact same day as Endeavour. "Little bit spooky". #ibc18
IBC11
July 28, 2011
First question for Cafferty: "What is the transit of Venus?". Answer involved "doing some maths". #ibc18
IBC11
July 28, 2011
Greg Jordan: assembly of the Australian rainforest flora. southern and northern disjunctions. many events to be explained #ibc18
Jim_Croft
July 28, 2011
Greg Jordan: how much of the Aust. RF flora is recent? how much does the fossil record contribute? #ibc18
Jim_Croft
July 28, 2011
Robert Kooyman: Australian rainforest community assembly. interactions between ecological variables and phylogenetic history. #ibc18
Jim_Croft
July 28, 2011
Kooyman: "pairwise phylo beta diversity" – is that legal in Victoria? #ibc18
Jim_Croft
July 28, 2011
Kooyman: looking at major RF spp traits. assemblages more clustered in subtropics than tropics. #ibc18
Jim_Croft
July 28, 2011
yesterday afternoon was all about ‘the list’; this afternoon is all about ‘the signal’. #ecologistsaredifferenttotaxonomists #ibc18
Jim_Croft
July 28, 2011
Patrcik Edger Metabolic network of Arabidopsis: 3 whole genome duplications. DupPipe program but domain expired http://bit.ly/nZQeN8 #ibc18
Pathh1
July 28, 2011
Pat Edger @ #ibc18 reports the phylogenomic location of ancient polyploid events in the Brassicales (Arabidopsis alpha and beta WGD)!
JChrisPires
July 28, 2011
Pat Edger @ #ibc18 on #SystemsBiology of #polyploids – #Arabidopsis ancient WGD & metabolic network (Bekaert et al. Plant Cell online)
JChrisPires
July 28, 2011
Rodrigo Singer – movies of sexual mimicry in action in orchids, complete with romantic background music. #ibc18
marklcrowe
July 28, 2011
Nina Hobbhahn – nectar production is relatively low cost, and increases reproductive efficiency. But more self-pollination. #ibc18
marklcrowe
July 28, 2011
Next: Shelley James on Floral diversity in New Guinea. How many species are there? #ibc18
IBC11
July 28, 2011
James: botanical surveys mostly in Papua New Guinea. Complex geological history. #ibc18
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July 28, 2011
Shelly James: floral biodiversity of New Guinea: how many species are there? #ibc18
Jim_Croft
July 28, 2011
Shelley James: diverse geology and geomorphology is reflected in very high biodiversity. #ibc18
Jim_Croft
July 28, 2011
James: geology and topology led to huge biodiversity in NG, various land fragments bringing their own flora. #ibc18
IBC11
July 28, 2011
Shelley James: presenting a collection density map for PNG. many sparse areas. #ibc18
Jim_Croft
July 28, 2011
James: New Guinea greatly undercollected, terrain and politics make things difficult. #ibc18
IBC11
July 28, 2011
James: accelerating loss of forests with mining, logging and urbanisation. #ibc18
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July 28, 2011
James: climate change expected to have heavy impacts in NG. #ibc18
IBC11
July 28, 2011
Shelley James on PNG flora… and here come the #headbucket slides: #mining, #LNG, #logging, #oilpalm, #climatechange 🙁 #ibc18
Jim_Croft
July 28, 2011
#oilpalm #facepalm RT @Jim_Croft … and here come the #headbucket slides: #mining, #LNG, #logging, #oilpalm, #climatechange 🙁 #ibc18
IBC11
July 28, 2011
Shelley James. search PNG specimens at the Bishop Museum here: http://nsdb.bishopmuseum.org/ #ibc18
Jim_Croft
July 28, 2011
James: project to augment & digitise NG collns at BISH. New collns vouchered & available for research. #ibc18
IBC11
July 28, 2011
Shelly James: NG plant project description can be seen at: http://pbs.bishopmuseum.org/papuanplants/ #ibc18
Jim_Croft
July 28, 2011
Next: Peter Linder will tell us what plants have that helps them travel long distances [other than human interest] #ibc18
TimEntwisle
July 28, 2011
Linder: Scaevola may have spread from Australia to Pacific Islands due to fruit fleshiness, but hard to test. #ibc18
TimEntwisle
July 28, 2011
Linder: "The results were interesting. Well, results usually are or else I wouldn’t be here talking about them" #thatstrue #ibc18
TimEntwisle
July 28, 2011
Catherine Nock @ #ibc18 presents problems with plant DNA barcoding (in contrast to John Kress talk) and presents #NextGenSequencing option!
JChrisPires
July 28, 2011
Catherine Nock @ #ibc18 says #NextGenSequencing will cost same as "traditional" plant DNA barcoding soon-Shannon Straub said yesterday also!
JChrisPires
July 28, 2011
Now what we’ve all been waiting for: Rogier de Kok on collecting density and floristic patterns in NG. #ibc18
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July 28, 2011
de Kok: another map of collections density. Very low overall & highlands relatively over-collected. #ibc18
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July 28, 2011
Rogier DeKok: collecting density and floristic patterns for PNG. highlands well collected, lowlands not so. #ibc18
Jim_Croft
July 28, 2011
de Kok: previous studies on several taxa have identified various putative areas of endemism in NG. #ibc18
IBC11
July 28, 2011
de Kok: NG plant endemism patterns differ from those for birds and amphibians. #ibc18
IBC11
July 28, 2011
De Kok showing conflicting centres of endemisn/richness from different groups by different experts . #andthereinliestheproblem #ibc18
Jim_Croft
July 28, 2011
De Kok: equal area elevational band analyses. highlands have more species than lowlands. mtns highly endemic. lowlands undercollected #ibc18
Jim_Croft
July 28, 2011
de Kok: lack of PNG data esp. from lowlands hampering research and conservation efforts. Attempts to address this. #ibc18
IBC11
July 28, 2011
Adrienne Nicotra presenting PrometheusWiki, subtitled experimentation in the digital publishing space. "We’ve produced a web page". #ibc18
TimEntwisle
July 28, 2011
Prometheus=PROtocols,METHods,Explanations & Updated Standards for ecological & environmental plant physiology #strugglingforacronyms #ibc18
TimEntwisle
July 28, 2011
Nicotra: Prometheus – Search function more important than a neat hierarchy. #ibc18
TimEntwisle
July 28, 2011
Nicotra (PrometheusWiki): author and reviewers all get credit – protocols remain live. #ibc18
TimEntwisle
July 28, 2011
Nicotra (PrometheusWiki): When referencing you should use two dates – the version cited and the date accessed. #ibc18
TimEntwisle
July 28, 2011
Nicotra (PrometheusWiki): Nice ‘watch’ icon so you can track changes to protocols, and so on… #ibc18
TimEntwisle
July 28, 2011
Learning about laurels in the Australian rainforest (LARF) #ibc18
davidorlovich
July 28, 2011
Vivienne Ka Yee Lam (Sean Graham lab) @ #ibc18 on phylogenetics of mycoheterotrophic monocots and gymnosperms – Sciaphila is weird!
JChrisPires
July 28, 2011
Now I get to do some work, chairing ‘Traditional medicine plants’ (Rm 216), with papers from Thailand, Iran and India. #ibc18
TimEntwisle
July 28, 2011
Somtanuek Chotchougchatchai: Applied Thai Traditional Medicine Practitioners (ATTMP) used in hospitals, with other practitioners. #ibc18
TimEntwisle
July 28, 2011
Chotchougchatchai: 116 different medicinal plants used in Kapchoeng Hospital. #ibc18
TimEntwisle
July 28, 2011
Chotchougchatchai: 8,000 treated with herbal medicine for respiratorydisorders; next most common (4,000) for digestive disorders. #ibc18
TimEntwisle
July 28, 2011
Chotchougchatchai: In emergency ward there is a traditional medicine powder for mushroom poisoning. #ibc18
TimEntwisle
July 28, 2011
Maryam Ahvazi on local medicines in the mountainous Alamut region of Iran. Primary aim is to document ‘phytotherapy’ #ibc18
TimEntwisle
July 28, 2011
@TimEntwisle #ibc18 damn wish I was in that one. Mushroom antidote.
davidorlovich
July 28, 2011
How? surely the damage is done to liver/kidney long before symptoms appear http://bit.ly/oL5cgV @TimEntwisle #ibc18 Mushroom antidote.
Pathh1
July 28, 2011
We didn’t get detail on that one. I wonder if simply a regurgitive (is that the word?) RT @Pathh1: How? #ibc18 Mushroom antidote.
TimEntwisle
July 28, 2011
I did notice on that page: "Some mushrooms…less toxic compounds…may respond well to treatment." @Pathh1: http://bit.ly/oL5cgV #ibc18
TimEntwisle
July 28, 2011
Bhanukumar Jain on local medicinal plants in Tapkeshwari Hill Range in India. #ibc18
TimEntwisle
July 28, 2011
Ahvazi : Parts of plant used in Iranian medicine: leaf (23%), flower (16%), fruit (16%). #ibc18
TimEntwisle
July 28, 2011
Jain: Leaves of Cassia auriculara used to treat common cold, which is fine but apparently applied to forehead. #ibc18
TimEntwisle
July 28, 2011
@TimEntwisle like a #facepalm RT: Jain: apparently applied to forehead. #ibc18
davidorlovich
July 28, 2011
But is it effective against the #ibc18 cold? RT @TimEntwisle: Leaves of Cassia auriculara used to treat common cold.
marklcrowe
July 28, 2011
Suggest a week avoiding contact with any botanist (phytotherapy) RT @marklcrowe: But is it effective against the #ibc18 cold?
TimEntwisle
July 28, 2011
Jain: Again all sorts of species used for all sorts of ailments (I didn’t think there were that many medical problems!). #ibc18
TimEntwisle
July 28, 2011
Discussion: If you get liver damage from one compound you can eat carrots to cure. #solutiontoallyourdrinkingproblems #ibc18
TimEntwisle
July 29, 2011
Jain: Branches of Salvadora perica used as a toothbrush and the juice as a female contraceptive. (One has to take care.) #ibc18
TimEntwisle
July 28, 2011
Now plant conservation: population biology. Brain nearing capacity. #ibc18
IBC11
July 28, 2011
First: Shane Turner from King’s Park on seed ecology. #ibc18
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July 28, 2011
Turner: very seedy, everything from orchids (dust) to coconuts. Many are recalcitrant and dormant. I can relate. #ibc18
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July 28, 2011
Turner: lab and field-based experiments to determine drivers of germination. #ibc18
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July 28, 2011
Turner: seed dormancy in declared rare flora in SW WA. Large % est. to have some form of it. May confer persistence in soil sd bank. #ibc18
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July 28, 2011
Turner: results on Symonanthus bancroftii & Commersonia sp. Mt Groper. Sym. germination inc by sd burial and subseq. smoke treatment. #ibc18
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July 28, 2011
Turner: Commersonia has some form of physical dormancy but exact nature still to be determined. #ibc18
IBC11
July 28, 2011
Now, Symposium123 on Epigenetic Variation, or is it Sym162, Alain Rival (living up to his name!) on, hmm, Plant Epigenetics. #ibc18
Pathh1
July 28, 2011
Finishing the week with some fern diversity in the Indopacific Realm, followed by dumplings and large volumes of wine #ibc18
fembotanist
July 28, 2011
The rest of the afternoon will be ferns for me. Biodiversity, biogeography, phylogenetics. by themselves or in combination. #ibc18
Jim_Croft
July 28, 2011
Barcoding soil from herbarium specimens found a range of fungi. That’s easy, but is there enough info to ask meaningful questions? #ibc18
davidorlovich
July 28, 2011
Barcoding camel diets – Cross #ibc18
annasyme
July 28, 2011
Didn’t these barcoders learn how to troubleshoot PCR back in the ’90’s? Why base entire talks on it? #ibc18
davidorlovich
July 28, 2011
ok that’s cool. A North American fern with only a gametophyte, but the sporophyte occurs in Japan. #ibc18
davidorlovich
July 28, 2011
Good fern barcoding talk by Fay-Wei Li #ibc18
davidorlovich
July 28, 2011
Most genbank fern ITS not really ferns – Li #ibc18
annasyme
July 28, 2011
Li: most fern ITS sequences on Genbank are not ferns, but angiosperms or fungi. #ibc18
davidorlovich
July 28, 2011
ferns too, are a state of mind? RT @davidorlovich: Li: most fern ITS sequences on Genbank are not ferns, but angiosperms or fungi. #ibc18
Jim_Croft
July 28, 2011
@Jim_Croft #ibc18 no, I think algal sequences genuinely polyphyletic, so way of life, but fern sequences just plain wrong #Genbank #facepalm
davidorlovich
July 28, 2011
Doyle Mckey @ #ibc18 multi-trophic interactions are complex, uncertain, and will have variable outcomes under climate change…
EveEmshwiller
July 28, 2011
McKey: ecological intensification, not just green revolution model "intensification" of ag needed. #ibc18
EveEmshwiller
July 28, 2011
Now Fiona Coates: demographic variability in Caladenia orientalis. Isn’t that an orchid? #ibc18
IBC11
July 28, 2011
Coates: short range endemic orchid, pollinated by sexual deception. #ibc18
IBC11
July 28, 2011
Coates: orchid dormant over summer, prolonged dormancy (1-2 yrs) sometimes occurs. #ibc18
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July 28, 2011
Coates: two field sites in Vic, demographic census over 10 yrs. Popns of c. 80 and 90 plants. #ibc18
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July 28, 2011
Coates: Rainfall on decline over most of study period. No relationship between rain and flowering or plant size. #ibc18
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July 28, 2011
Coates: Two sites differ significantly in the orchid response to fire etc. Site 1 drier, open canopy and less competition. #ibc18
IBC11
July 28, 2011
Chris Cullis the amazing flax epigenetics succumbing to analysis of instability by squncng-LIS1 element changes abundance in variants #ibc18
Pathh1
July 28, 2011
Now Anne Ronse: demographic studies on the rare European umbellifer Helosciadium (syn. Apium) repens. #ibc18
IBC11
July 28, 2011
Ronse: H. repens in Belgium grazed by donkeys, horses, cows and lawnmowers. #ibc18
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July 28, 2011
Ronse: some of the four popns studied are in serious decline. What are the important factors? Vegetation height, grazing intensity. #ibc18
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July 28, 2011
Ronse: designed optimal grazing regime in cons. with landowners. Lost part of meadow to conserve blacktailed godwit (a bird). #ibc18
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July 28, 2011
Ronse: another site conserved by temporarily excluding donkeys. #ibc18
IBC11
July 28, 2011
Weng-Liang Chiou: Humata repens complex includes 50 previously recognized species, huge morphological variation, polyploidy. #ibc18
Jim_Croft
July 28, 2011
Harald Schneider: niche evolution during colonization of Malesia by ferns. starting with the Drynarioids. #ibc18
Jim_Croft
July 29, 2011
Fujimoto imprinting/epigenetic regulation Arabidopsis thaliana & lyrata: structural diff in methylated regions around trnspsn (again! #ibc18
Pathh1
July 28, 2011
Fujimoto: more tandem repeat differences between thal, lyr & A hallii in a SINE region correlating w different methylation/expression #ibc18
Pathh1
July 28, 2011
Now Juan Carlos Moreno (Saiz) on gypsophytes, plants that grow on gypsum outcrops. #ibc18
IBC11
July 29, 2011
Moreno: some plants only on gypsum (gypsophiles), others on gypsum and other basic soil types (gypsovags). #ibc18
IBC11
July 29, 2011
Moreno: work on Vella pseudocytisus (Brassicaceae). Cool ballistic seed release and video of subseq ant dispersal. #ibc18
IBC11
July 29, 2011
Moreno: 2006 Vella cohort c. 350 plants. Rapid decline, now only one. Experimenting w/ grazing exclusion. #ibc18
IBC11
July 29, 2011
McKey @ #ibc18 Agriculture can contribute to biodiversity, not just compete with it. Need to manage the complex multi-trophic interactions.
EveEmshwiller
July 29, 2011
Ros Gleadow – CO2, N, P, water and microbe levels all contribute to leaf HCN content in clover #ibc18
marklcrowe
July 29, 2011
Next L.Broadhurst, seed sourcing and restoring of Euc. melliodora. Voice nearly gone, she promises mime and interp dance if it fails. #ibc18
IBC11
July 29, 2011
Broadhurst: yellow box iconic and valued tree (honey, shade, shelter etc.). Was broadly distributed, now fragmented. #ibc18
IBC11
July 29, 2011
Broadhurst: seeds collected from 20 stands, some genotyped, some germinated. #ibc18
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July 29, 2011
Broadhurst: allelic diversity variable across 20 populations, doesn’t appear to reflect popn size. #ibc18
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July 29, 2011
Broadhurst: allelic richness in yellow box similar to rare eucs rather than widespread but fragmented spp. #ibc18
IBC11
July 29, 2011
Tom Ranker: The importance of SE Asia as source of the Hawaiian fern and lycophyte flora. #ibc18
Jim_Croft
July 29, 2011
Tom Ranker: 4 models for spore movement to Hawaii: jetstream, tradewinds, cyclonic storms, Hadley cells. #ibc18
Jim_Croft
July 29, 2011
From UK farmers I follow: rapeseed yield up 10%, winter barley down 10%. Cold winter & dry summer.Less rape disease/poor grain fill? #ibc18
Pathh1
July 29, 2011
Christopher Grof foregoing microphone and lectern. Don’t forget to speak up. #ibc18
marklcrowe
July 29, 2011
Grof: characterising cell wall properties of sorghum mutants and ecotypes – important for their potential as biofuel crops. #ibc18
marklcrowe
July 29, 2011
Grof: Can accurately predict sorghum cell wall digestibility using FTIR-based model. #ibc18
marklcrowe
July 29, 2011
BEST is an analysis method using coalescence for incongruity in gene trees…Lu-Irving lantana talk.#ibc18
danieljmurf
July 29, 2011
Leon Perrie: biogeography of fern and lycophyte floras of the southern pacific. #ibc18
Jim_Croft
July 29, 2011
Does environment control epigenetic imprint on each gene (corolla, petiole, style, colour) or is there a single master control gene? #ibc18
Pathh1
July 29, 2011
Grossniklaus: concludes epigenetic changes lead to reproductive isolation so effect pop. genetics, speciation & evolution. #ibc18
Pathh1
July 29, 2011
Claude dePamphilis @ #ibc18 – all seed plants and all flowering plants are polyploid #ComparativeGenomics – see Jiao Y et al. Nature 2011 !
JChrisPires
July 29, 2011

And that concludes the afternoon tweets. Next is the public lecture for this evening.