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Monday, August 15th
Monday, August 15th
10:15 am to 11:30 am · 410/Hilton
Session 8: Contributed Papers: Tropical Biology
Presiding: Ana L. Araya, Kent State University
8-1August 15th
10:15 am
410/HiltonPseudocopulatory pollination in Lepanthes (Orchidaceae: Pleurothallidinae) by fungus gnats
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PaperBlanco, Mario A., Barboza, Gabriel.pollination
sexual mimicry
fungus gnats
8-2August 15th
10:30 am
410/HiltonReproductive and vegetative phenology for two populations of Miconia calvescens DC. (Melastomataceae) in Costa Rica: an invasive plant in the Hawaiian and French Polynesia Islands
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PaperAraya, Ana L., Rocha, Oscar J..flowering phenology
reproductive biology
Seed dispersal
Invasive Species
8-3August 15th
10:45 am
410/HiltonEffects of traditional logging on seedlings survival and levels of genetic diversity in the tropical lowland swamp forests in the Atlantic coast of Talamanca, Costa Rica: the case of the dominant species, Prioria copaifera
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PaperValverde, Oscar J, Rocha, Oscar J..tropical forest
forest regeneration
genetic erosion
light environment
8-4August 15th
11:00 am
410/HiltonSex expression in a rainforest herb, Begonia urophylla, correlates with plant size and environment
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PaperCozza, expression, gender, monoecy, Begonia
August 15th
11:15 am
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Tuesday, August 16th
Tuesday, August 16th
12:30 pm to 2:00 pm · Salon C, D & E - Gov Ballroom/Hilton
Session 33: Contributed Posters: Tropical Biology Posters
Presiding: Unknown,
33-113August 16th
12:30 pm
Salon C, D & E - Gov Ballroom/HiltonThe Digital Flora of the La Selva Biological Station, Costa Rica
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Poster: Tropical Biology SectionTaylor, Charlotte M., Zamora, Nelson, Vargas, Orlando, Castro, Enrique, Grayum, Michael, González, José, Hammel, Barry, Stone, Donald E., Gómez, Luis Diego.Neotropical flora
Costa Rica
digital flora
33-114August 16th
12:30 pm
Salon C, D & E - Gov Ballroom/HiltonMolecular approaches to the study of historical and contemporary seed gene flow in Acacia brevispica (Mimosoideae: Leguminosae) from East Africa
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Poster: Tropical Biology SectionSchnabel, Andrew, Otero-Arnaiz, Adriana, Oudghiri, Salima, Nichols, Penny.Acacia
gene flow
seed coat
Chloroplast DNA
microsatellite DNA

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