Last conference of the summer

For our final conference appearance this summer, several Sessa lab members headed down to Ft. Lauderdale to present invited talks in a colloquium on The Community Ecology of Florida organized by our collaborator Ben Baiser. Emily and Sally talked about our ongoing project on community phylogenetics and assembly of Florida ferns, and Lauren presented on her master’s thesis work on the Pine Rocklands plant community.

  • Florida ferns: Community phylogenetics and traits. Emily B. Sessa, University of Florida; Benjamin Baiser, University of Florida; Sally M. Chambers, University of Florida. Abstract
  • Florida ferns: Species’ distributions and climatic tolerances. Sally Chambers, University of Florida; Emily B. Sessa, University of Florida; Benjamin Baiser, University of Florida. Abstract
  • Phylogenetic signal to invasion and rarity in Florida’s imperiled Pine Rockland flora. Lauren Trotta, University of Florida; Benjamin Baiser, University of Florida; Jennifer Possley, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Gardens; Emily B. Sessa, University of Florida. Abstract