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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


   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

   New Phytologist
   …promoting plant science

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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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