2019 Presentation PDFs
Below are links to PDFs of many of the 2019 Florida Wildflower Symposium presentations.
Please note: These are for personal reference only. You may not re-use, reproduce, upload or otherwise distribute any of the presentations or information contained within without the express permission of the author.
John Heller: Florida’s Roadside Wildflowers (4mb)
Paul Owens: Why Florida Needs Growth Management More Than Ever (2mb)
(See our interview with Paul Owens, “Revive Growth Management Now“)
Times subject to change.
“Florida Plant Diversity in a Changing Climate”
presented by University of Florida Distinguished Professors
Pamela and Douglas Soltis
What will Florida’s ecosystems look and feel like in the future? Using herbarium records, scientists can predict how Florida’s native plants will react to our changing climate. Some species, for instance, will face extinction due to the shrinking of suitable habitat. Others, such as those adapted to the Central Florida scrub, may greatly expand their presence. Learn how an “evolutionary tree” is being built with molecular samples from herbarium collections to predict Florida’s natural future.