November 11, 2014* Tuesday, 7:30 PM
Eric Morgan: "Tropical American Botany Overview."
This talk will be an overview of some of the fascinating plants of the American tropics and subtropics, focusing on the northwestern Amazon and Caribbean where much of his work is currently being conducted. A primer on some of the research being conducted on Long Island at Farmingdale State College will also be presented, with an update on some of the data on plant-insect interactions that will be presented in the near future. Dr. Eric C. Morgan is a professor in the Department of Biology at Farmingdale State College. He is currently working on a number of projects in the American tropics, as well as local research based on Long Island. He currently also serves as the Chairman of the Botanical Society of America's Ecological Section, and on the Council of the Torrey Botanical Society.
Location: Museum of Long Island Natural Sciences, Earth and Space Science Building, Gil Hanson Room (Room 123), Stony Brook University, Stony Brook

December 9, 2014* Tuesday, 7:30 PM
Members Night
Members are welcome to bring photos, stories, specimens, and tales of peculiar sightings of favorite plants. A great opportunity to show what you have found while exploring on Long Island or elsewhere. Please call Rich Kelly (516-354-6506) in advance to advise as to the approximate number of images/slides that you would like to show and preferred medium of presentation. Thanks.
Location: Bill Paterson Nature Center, Muttontown Preserve, East Norwich

Reminder: there will be no meetings in January or February.

March 10, 2015* Tuesday, 7:30 PM
Andy Greller: "An Ecologist Vists New Caledonia."
This talk will cover the unusual serpentine flora and vegetation of New Caledonia.  There are many endemics, including Araucarias, cycads, ferns, and other ancient groups.  Andy is the LIBS Vice President, Co-chair of the Local Flora Committee, and is a Past President of the Torrey Botanical Society.  He taught biology at Queens College for 30 years, and is a true world traveler.
Location: Bill Paterson Nature Center, Muttontown Preserve, East Norwich

April 14, 2015* Tuesday, 7:30 PM
Maria Brown and Shreeya Panigrahi: "Bat Pollination Studies in Costa Rica." (MB) and "Multivariate Analysis of Soil pH, Forest Structure, and Human Disturbance in the Glacial Outwash Plain, Long Island, New York."
There will be a short presentation on Maria's ongoing studies of pollination by bats in Costa Rica. Shreeya performed a study on the outwash plain at Sans Souci County Park in Sayville, to follow studies by Wherry (1923) and Greller et al (1990), regarding potential decreasing plant diversity resulting from increased soil acidity. Maria Brown, MS, PWS was a Professional Wetland Scientist for 12 years, and has taught at Sayville High School for the past 16 years. She is a New York State Master Teacher and is also a lecturer at Stony Brook University where she teaches geospatial science through the Sustainability Studies Program. Shreeya Panigrahi is a senior at Sayville High School and will be graduating as the valedictorian of her class in June, 2015. She has conducted authentic research in the Research in Science & Engineering program, and competed at the International Sustainable World Energy, Environment, and Engineering Project Olympiad where she received a silver medal for her work.
Location: Museum of Long Island Natural Sciences, Earth and Space Science Building, Gil Hanson Room (Room 123), Stony Brook University, Stony Brook

* Refreshments and informal talk begin at 7:30.
Formal meeting starts at 8:00 PM.
Directions to Muttontown: 516-354-6506
Directions to Stony Brook: 516-354-6506

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