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25th New Phytologist / Colston Research Society Symposium Colonization of the Terrestrial Environment
Clifton Hill House
University of Bristol Lower Clifton Hill, Clifton, Bristol BS8 1BX UK
Bristol, United Kingdom
http://www.newphytologist.org/colonization/default.htm
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   New Phytologist Symposia 2010

   25th New Phytologist/ Colston Research Society Symposium
   Colonization of the terrestrial environment
   Bristol, UK 21-22 September 2010
   Organisers: D. Beerling, M. Benton, L. Dolan, P. Donoghue, C.
   Hawkesworth, A. Hetherington, I. Woodward

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Schedule of Presentations:

Tuesday, September 21, 2010
08:00:00 Registration
09:00:00 Welcome
09:05:00 Session 1: The early terrestrial environment
09:10:00 Creating habitable zones Euan Nisbet
09:50:00 Effects of early microbial and plant life on the terrestrial environment Jonathan Leake
10:30:00 The evolution of terrestrial ecosystems Conrad Labandeira
11:10:00 Coffee break
11:25:00 Session 2: Early land plants
11:30:00 Early land plant evolution Paul Kenrick
12:10:00 Adaptation to the terrestrial environment in early land plants Charles Wellman
12:50:00 Lunch
13:55:00 Session 3: Emerging resources
14:00:00 Clues to genetic innovations for terrestrialization emerging from the Physcomitrella genome Ralph Quatrano
14:40:00 Clues to genetic innovations for terrestrialization emerging from the Selaginella genome Jody Banks
15:20:00 Tea
15:45:00 Session 4: The evolution of the plant body
15:50:00 The evolution of plant roots Liam Dolan
16:30:00 The evolution of the leaf Jane Langdale
17:10:00 Poster session (including reception)
18:30:00 Public plenary lecture (Physics Powell LT) David Beerling
20:00:00 Conference dinner
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
09:00:00 Plenary lecture John Raven
09:45:00 Coffee
10:10:00 Session 5: The inception of the carbon and oxygen cycles and nitrogen fixation
10:15:00 The evolution of the carbon cycle Robert Berner
10:55:00 The evolution of the oxygen cycle Paul Falkowski
11:35:00 The evolution of nitrogen fixation/symbiosis Allan Downie
12:15:00 Lunch
13:10:00 Session 6: Colonization and associated challenges–lessons from the present day
13:15:00 How does plant diversity fit in the contemporary carbon cycle? Ian Woodward
13:55:00 What can current geographical species distributions tell us about colonization? Rémy Petit
14:45:00 Summary
15:00:00 Visit to the University of Bristol Botanic Garden
16:00:00 Close of meeting
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