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It is with sadness that we share the news of the passing of our friend, founding FNPS member, and ethnobotanist extraordinaire, Dan Austin. Dan was one of the first Directors of FNPS and was well-known in Florida for his knowledge of Florida plants and ecosystems, and for his special ability to share that knowledge in a way that touched many of his students at FAU where he taught for many years before retiring to Arizona in 2001. His contributions to science were many, including the publication of Florida Ethnobotany (winner of the Mary W. Klinger Book Award for 2005), and his work as an internationally acclaimed expert on the evolution and phylogeny of the Morning Glory family (Convolvulaceae), His wit and wisdom will be very much missed, however his legacy will live on through the seeds of thought he planted in a generation of minds inspired by the natural sciences. FNPS is fortunate to have had a founding member and friend like Dan Austin
Presentations should focus on research related to native plants and plant communities of Florida including preservation, conservation, and restoration. Presentations are planned to be 20 minutes in total length (15 min. presentation, 5 min. questions).
Abstracts of not more than 200 words should be submitted as a MS Word file by email to Paul A. Schmalzer email@example.com by February 1, 2015. Include title, affiliation, and address. Indicate whether you will be presenting a paper or poster.
The Florida Native Plant Society maintains an Endowment Research Grant program for the purpose of funding research on native plants. These are small grants ($1500 or less), awarded for a 1-year period, and intended to support research that forwards the mission of the Florida Native Plant Society…Read Full Story >>
The St. Johns River Water Management District is seeking public input about Upper Ocklawaha River Basin lake as part of its work to develop minimum flows and levels (MFLs) for the Upper Ocklawaha River Basin (UORB) - including lakes Apopka, Beauclair, Dora, Eustis, Harris, Griffin, and Yale,…Read Full Story >>
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"Too old to plant trees for my own gratification I shall do it for posterity."The Florida Native Plant Society was started by individuals that were looking into the future and planning for an organization that would grow and provide benefits to all Floridians for many years. We have been handed the benefits of their foresight, the full grown shade tree that was planted years ago, perhaps before we were around.
said Thomas Jefferson, age 83.
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