ASSISTED MIGRATION OF PLANTS SYMPOSIUM – CHICAGO BOTANIC GARDEN

A Janet Meakin Poor Research Symposium
Alsdorf Auditorium
Chicago Botanic Garden
Glencoe, IL
Friday, June 11, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Become enlightened about assisted migration and its role in fighting plant extinction in this year’s Janet Meakin Poor Research Symposium.

When fragmentation limits migration potential of plants or when natural migration and adaptation rates are outstripped by the pace of climate change, some conservation biologists propose purposeful, human-mediated migration, known as “assisted migration” or “managed relocation,” as a way to prevent extinction. In this symposium, we examine this controversial topic from both sides of the issue and suggest ways that the benefits of assisted migration can be maximized while minimizing the costs and risks. Details will be posted as they are confirmed.

For more info go to:
http://www.chicagobotanic.org/school/symposia/JMP.php

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One Comment on “ASSISTED MIGRATION OF PLANTS SYMPOSIUM – CHICAGO BOTANIC GARDEN”


  1. In preparing for the symposium, you might want to go on the TorreyaGuardians dot org website and click on “Assisted Migration Journal Articles”, “Comments”, and then browse around. Torreya Guardians in July 2008 did assisted migration (from FL to NC) for the endangered yewlike conifer, Torreya taxifolia. The May/June issue of Audubon will have a feature article on it.


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