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September 26-30, 2016 – MOAB, UTAH, USA
The Third International Workshop on Biological Soil Crusts (BIOCRUST 3) will bring together international scientists working in disciplines such as physiology; taxonomy and systematics; genetics and genomics; restoration; and population, community, ecosystem and landscape ecology. Within BIOCRUST 3, these different fields are unified by their common interest in biological soil crusts, or biocrusts, as a study system. The meeting will cover the following biocrust topics:
Mapping, monitoring, and management
Structure and function in ecosystems
Diversity, ecology, and biogeography
Taxonomy and physiology of biocrust constituents
Disturbance and restoration
Interaction with vascular plant vegetation
Effects of global environmental change
As the number of researchers in the field steadily increases and becomes increasingly international, the goal of BIOCRUST 3 is to provide the definitive forum for the productive exchange of ideas and the forging of new collaborations in biocrust research. Conference organizers particularly wish to facilitate attendance by researchers from developing nations and students.
Call for sessions, workshops, and papers information will go out in early 2016. Sponsorship opportunities are available.
Conference website: http://www.nau.edu/Merriam-Powell/Biocrust3/
For more information, including sponsorship opportunities, please contact BioCrust3@nau.edu.
Look forward to seeing you in September!
Conference Sponsors: New Phytologist Trust, BYU’s Charles Redd Center for Western Studies and the M.L. Bean Life Science Museum, U.S. Geological Survey, Northern Arizona University’s School of Forestry and Merriam-Powell Center for Environmental Research. (Your name here?)