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  • Peter Bernhardt
    Dear Colleagues: Please read the message below and I apologize sincerely for sending it out so late. Some of you may be in the St. Louis area this Thursday.
    Message 1 of 1 , Feb 9, 2009
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      Dear Colleagues:

      Please read the message below and I apologize sincerely for sending it out so late.  Some of you may be in the St. Louis area this Thursday.  Perhaps you'd like to submit a poster as there will be several speakers during the evening.  Posters on pollinators are entirely appropriate considering Darwin's past studies on Bombus, Andrena spp., orchid-pollinating moths (Acontia and Caradrina) etc.

      If you are wondering how Darwin's book on orchid pollination relates to more modern concepts of flower-insect evolution, and how this ties into wider issues of conservation please consider reading...

      Alcock, John 2006 "An Enthusiasm for Orchids: Sex and Deception in Plant Evolution," Oxford U. Press Inc., New York,

      The color photos are excellent.  Alcock concentrates on his fieldwork in Western Australia and you will learn quite a lot about the role of male wasps in the Tiphiidae as pollinators.  The author's chapters on biodiversity and conservation can certainly be applied to North American scenarios.  

      Sincerely, Peter Bernhardt  

      SIncerely, Peter Bernhardt 

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      From: Allison Miller <amille75@...>
      Date: Fri, Feb 6, 2009 at 2:15 PM
      Subject: Darwin's Birthday Celebration at MOBot
      To: Miller Allison <amille75@...>
      Cc: Stevens Peter <peter.stevens@...>, "Kennell, Jack" <kennellj@...>, Mayden Richard <maydenrl@...>


      Dear SLU Graduate Students and Evolutionary Biologists, 

      The Missouri Botanical Garden, together with SLU, UMSL, and WashU, is sponsoring a celebration of Darwin's birthday on Thursday, February 12th.   The celebration starts at 7pm and includes presentations by Dr. Patty Parker, Dr. Alan Templeton, and Dr. Urusula Goodenough.   http://www.mobot.org/lectures/darwin/hbdaydarwin.asp

      The organizers are requesting that graduate students working on any aspect of evolutionary biology bring posters to the symposium to share with the broader community. It is fine to bring posters that were put together for previous meetings.  This is a great opportunity to promote evolutionary literacy in the community and to highlight ongoing work in evolutionary biology at SLU.  The work doesn't have to be on plants - all organisms are welcome.  

      If you have a poster and are interested in participating, please let me know or contact Peter Stevens (peter.stevens@...).

      Thanks very much, and hope to see you at Darwin's birthday celebration!

      Allison

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      Dr. Allison J. Miller
      Department of Biology
      Saint Louis University
      3507 Laclede Avenue
      St. Louis, MO 63103-2010

      Office: 122 Macelwane
      Tel: 314-977-7653
      Fax: 314-348-3658
      email: amille75@...


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