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NSF-PEET Project in Systematic Bryology

Student Training and Projects on the NSF-PEET Project in Systematic Bryology

PROJECTS
As part of the training experience for the NSF-PEET project the students selected the genera for their own thesis projects. They developed their project proposals and are responsible for the management of their work. The two Ph.D. graduate students were assigned a small genus to revise as a training exercise in preparation for the larger revisions they were to undertake for their thesis work. The students are also involved in the Pilotrichella monographic process.

C.M. Casado (M.S.)* Revision of Streptopogon (Pottiaceae)
Z.L.K. Magombo (Ph.D.) Revision of the Diphysciaceae (Buxbaumiidae)
  Revision of Floribundaria (Meteoriaceae)
M.J. Price Revision of Holomitrium (Dicranaceae)
  Review of Macrodictyum (Dicranaceae)
  Revision of Eucamptodontopsis and Schliephackea
  Revision of Rhynchostegiopsis (Leucomiaceae)
  Hegewald collection
  Webpage development
* Graduated Fall 2000

TRAINING
Training for the students on the NSF-PEET project in Systematic Bryology at the Missouri Botanical Garden, involves the participation in field trips, the attendance of scientific meetings including the presentation of papers at these meetings, the selection of University courses to supplement each particular students needs, the development of the molecular aspects of both the individual projects and NSF-PEET project on Pilotrichella, the development of the webpages and the completion of other special training orientated projects.

Field Trips

Ms. Casado collected in the Bahamas Exuman Archipelago (1997), partook in the Tuckerman Foray in Missouri (1997), a moss collecting trip to Tafelberg, Suriname (1998), the ABLS Foray in Puerto Rico (1998), collected in the San Jacinto Mts., California (1999), and partook in the Bloomquist Foray in Georgia and North Carolina (1997) and the ABLS Foray in Carbondale, Illinois (1999).

Mr. Magombo collected in Suriname (1997), and partook in the ABLS Foray in Quebec, Canada (1997), the Bloomquist Foray in Georgia and North Carolina (1997), the ABLS Foray in Puerto Rico (1998), did general collecting in Maine (1999), the ABLS Foray in Carbondale, Illinois (1999), went on a collecting trip to Bolivia, Northern Argentina and Chile (1999), the ABLS From steppe to coast, Oregon (2000), and in Japan, Indonesia and Vietnam (2000).

Ms. Price also collected in Suriname (1997), partook in the ABLS Foray in Quebec, Canada (1997), the Bloomquist Foray in Georgia and North Carolina (1997), and the ABLS Foray in Puerto Rico (1998). In addition, she visited the Bryophyte Herbarium at the Natural History Museum, London (BM) (1997) and the Bryophyte Herbarium at Paris (PC) and BM (1998). She collected in North Carolina (1998 & 1999), visited the Herbarium and Molecular Lab at Duke Univesity, North Carolina (1999), collected in Bolivia and Northern Argentina (1999), and participated in the ABLS From steppe to coast in Oregon (2000) and the Bloomquist Foray in West Virginia (2000).

Meetings and Presentations

Ms. Casado, Mr. Magombo, and Ms. Price have attended and presented at over 20 scientific meetings, conferences and forums, including the Systematics Symposium held at MBG, the NSF-PEET meetings, and the ABLS meetings.

Special Projects

C.M. Casado Bryophytes of Archbold Biological Station, FL
  Mosses of Dade County and the Everglades National Park, FL
  Revision of the Streptopogon
Z.L.K. Magombo (Ph.D.) Revision of Floribundaria
M.J. Price (Ph.D.) Revision of Rhynchostegiopsis
  Curation and management of the Hegewald Collection
  Webpage development and management
  Maintenance of 'Specials' database for PEET project
  Designed posters on Bryology department for display in the Marshall R. Crosby Herbarium at Missouri Botanical Garden
  Review of Macrodictyum
  Revision of Eucamptodontopsis and Schliephackea

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