Sedges and Rushes: Identification and Ecology
June 23–29, 2019
This seminar offers a comprehensive overview of the systematics and ecology of sedges and rushes. Field studies will focus on recognition of major groups and important species, but will also cover reasons for the diversity of species in different habitats of coastal and inland Maine. Field identification and field characters are emphasized. Lab studies of specimens and discussions will develop formal identification skills and will review the various keys that are available. Participants are encouraged to bring their own challenging or interesting specimens needing identification or verification, and the keys with which they hope to become more proficient.
Anton Reznicek (email@example.com) is Curator of Vascular Plants at the University of Michigan Herbarium. He has studied sedges throughout North America and the neotropics for more than 30 years and has written numerous articles on sedge classification, evolution, and biogeography, as well as articles on the dynamics of sedge-dominated communities. He is an authority on difficult sedge identifications and is currently working on the systematics and evolution of the genus Carex, Great Lakes region biogeography, and the Flora of Michigan.
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