As you probably already know, the PSA is meeting in San Diego this summer
from 15 -19 July (abstract due date is March 25). The PSA President, Steven
Murray, is very interested in having a session of contributed papers from
researchers working on Chlamydomonas. If enough appropriate abstracts are
submitted, such a session will be organized. I have attached the symposia
and plenary lectures that have been organized by the PSA. We are meeting in
a side-by-side format with the American Society of Plant Physiologists. I
know that there is an annual Chlamydomonas meeting, but this is another
rich opportunity for good scientific exchange with your colleagues and
another group of key scientists. Please spread the word and I hope to see
you there. The PSA has generous travel monies available to students who are
presenting papers, which may also be of interest.
2000 ANNUAL MEETING OF THE PHYCOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA
The Phycological Society of America (PSA) will hold its 54th annual
meeting, 15 to 19 July, 2000, at the Town & Country Resort & Convention
Center in San Diego, California, USA. The PSA will meet with the American
Society of Plant Physiologists (ASPP) in a 'side-by-side' meeting format.
The PSA portion of the meeting will consist of selected daily plenary
lectures, organized symposia, and contributed oral/poster papers within
Applied Phycology, Cell & Molecular Biology, Ecology, Physiology &
Biochemistry, and Systematics & Evolution sessions. Tentative
topics/speakers of the plenary lectures and symposia include:
The Point Loma kelp forest; perspectives of half a century of research (P.
Dayton & M. Tegner)
Trends, algae and people (E. Gantt)
Exchanges of energy, information and materials in symbioses (J. Raven)
THE ALGAL CELL SURFACE (Organized by M. Gretz)
Structure, composition and biogenesis of prasinophyte scales (B. Becker)
Algae as useful tools in cellulose research (R. M. Brown)
Extracellular proteoglycans involved in diatom adhesion and motility (M. Gretz)
A molecular motor for gliding motility in cyanobacteria (Egbert Hoiczyk)
Diatom cell wall proteins and the biochemistry of silica biomineralization (M.
THE DYNAMICS AND EVOLUTION OF LIGHT-HARVESTING COMPLEXES: IN HONOR OF
ELIZABETH GANTT (Organized by A. Grossman)
Regulation of the structure and the function of the light harvesting
systems in plants (P. Horton)
Light regulation of phycobilisome biosynthesis and control by a
phytochrome-like photoreceptor (D. Kehoe)
Signal transduction pathways regulating Lhcb gene expression in higher
plants (J. Chory)
Genetic dissection of state transitions (J.-D. Rochaix)
Evolution of light harvesting proteins (B. Green)
Environmental control of phycobilisome biosynthesis (A. Grossman)
THE ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION OF BIG BROWN ALGAE (ORGANIZED BY M. S. FOSTER &
D. C. REED):
A candid assessment of systematics in the Laminariales: muddled
morphologies and sketchy sequences (G. W. Saunders, C. E. Lane, & C. Mayes)
The secret life of kelps: planktonic processes and population
dynamics (M. H.
Patterns and consequences of spore dispersal in the giant kelp,
pyrifera (D. C. Reed)
Scale-dependent patterns of disturbance and recovery in giant kelp Forests
(M. S. Edwards & G. Hernandez-Carmona)
Contrasting demography of laminarian and fucalean algae (D. R. Schiel)
EVOLUTION, BIOGEOGRAPHY AND SYSTEMATICS OF MARINE ALGAE: IN HONOR OF DR.
MAX H. HOMMERSAND ON THE OCCASION OF HIS RETIREMENT
Speakers include: M. Hommersand, C. Maggs, G. Saunders/G. Kraft, D.
Garbary, J. Scott/S.Broadwater, R. Searles, S. Fredericq, W. Freshwater.
Titles to be announced.
For more information, contact David F. Millie, Program Director at
941-388-4441 ext. 327 or dmillie at mote.org. The deadline for receipt of
abstracts is March 25, 2000.
Journal of Phycology
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