Economic Botany 2005

The 46th Annual Meeting

June 5- June 9, 2005

Symposium: Pharmacopeia of Indigenous Peoples: the Polynesian and Micronesian Pacific

Abstracts | Scientific Program

Hosted by: the Botanical Research Institute of Texas and Texas Christian University

Hosted by the Botanical Research Institute of Texas and Texas Christian University Conference Site: Texas Christian University (TCU), Fort Worth, Texas. Conference symposia, workshops and contributed papers will be held in the Tucker Technology Center, College of Science and Engineering, on the campus of Texas Christian University.

For all event information visit:

Participants
BRIT Conference web site
Annual Meeting Poster/Flyer

"The Economics of Ethnobotany"
The symposia will focus on the economic importance of plants for medicines, for food and for sustainable ranch practices, with special emphasis on the impact of ancient archaeobotanical boundaries on local economies.

SYMPOSIA SCHEDULE

Monday, 6 June
Symposium I (8:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m.)
Pharmacopeia of Indigenous Peoples: the Polynesian and Micronesian Pacific
Organizers: Michael Balick, Will McClatchey


Symposium II (1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.)
Conserving Genetic Diversity and Indigenous Knowledge of Food Crops in Northern Mexico and Tropical America.
Organizer: David Lentz.

Tuesday, 7 June
Contributed Papers
Session I - 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Session II - 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Workshops
Session I - 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Session II - 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, 8 June
Symposium III (8:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.)
Texas. Where it All Comes Together.
Organizer: Scooter Cheatham

Symposium IV (1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.)

Challenges and Opportunities in the Botanical Medicine Market: Ethnobotany and Traditional Medicine Meet Modern Commercial And Regulatory Realities.
Organizer: Mark Blumenthal

Symposium V (Concurrent: 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.)
Archaeobotany and Paleoethnobotany in Mexico: complementary approaches to the analysis and interpretation of archaeological plant remains.
Organizer: Emily McClung de Tapia

Thursday, 9 June
Symposium VI (8:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.; 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.)
Where the West Begins and Why: An Ancient Ethnobotanical Boundary.

Organizers, Dawn Youngblood and Phil Derring, Shumla Archaeobotanical Services

SPECIAL GUEST LECTURE
Tuesday, 7 June, 7 PM. Hugh Iltis, "Origin of Maize"

CONTRIBUTED PAPERS SESSIONS
Tuesday, 7 June, morning and afternoon sessions

WORKSHOPS
Tuesday, 7 June; morning and afternoon sessions


POSTER SESSION
Wednesday, 8 June - 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

PRE-MEETING TRIPS
Sunday, 5 June
- Trip to local working cattle ranch
- Day trips to museums in the Fort Worth Cultural District, Fort Worth Nature Center, and the Historic Stockyards

POST-MEETING TRIP

10-14 June: Guided tour of the scenic Hill Country of Texas
Schedule

Call for Sessions
Workshop proposal deadline: 1 March 2005
Contributed papers deadline: 1 March 2005
Contributed poster deadline: 1 March 2005
Deadline for trips and day events: 1 April 2005 (Hill Country Trip deadline 1 March)

Contributed Papers Submission

Presentations should be 15 minutes using either slides or power-point. The abstract should be single spaced, 12 pt. type, 200 words maximum. Be sure to include your affiliation and type of submission. Submit your title and abstract on line directly to herbarium@brit.org

Poster Specifications
Posters should be two-dimensional and no more than 3-4 ft wide by 2-3 feet tall. They should be lightweight enough to be attached to walls or mobile vertical supports with pins, putty, or tape. We request that all posters be submitted with title and abstract for review before the deadline of March 1, 2005. Submit to herbarium@brit.org
Optional submission in digital format on a CD may be mailed to Amanda Neill, BRIT, 509 Pecan Street, Fort Worth, Texas, 76102.
The SEB meeting will be held on the campus of Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas.

Registration
Registration forms are available on line. Questions regarding registration should be directed to jsecrest@brit.org or by phone at 817.332-4441.

Pre-registration on or before 1 April
SEB Members $250
Non-members (includes registration) $315

Registration after 1 April
SEB Members $295
Non-members (includes registration) $360

Student registration $150

Daily registration $65

Registration fees include:
- Registration packet
- Opening reception and barbeque dinner at BRIT
- All symposia, workshops, and contributed paper presentations
- Poster sessions
- Tour of the Fort Worth Botanic Garden, including the Japanese Garden, with a reception in the Botanic Garden Center and a special lecture by Hugh Iltis in the Dorthea Leonhardt Auditorium
- Continental breakfast, lunch, refreshments, Monday through Thursday


Evening Social Events

Saturday, 4 June
Dinner at Reata Restaurant, award-winning "cowboy cuisine" (sign-up event, pay at time of service)

Sunday, 5 June
Opening reception and barbeque at BRIT, hosted by Ed Bass (cost included in the registration fee)

Monday, 6 June
All participant dinner at Joe T. Garcia's, Mexican cuisine, a Fort Worth tradition (ticketed event, $20 per person; cash bar)


Tuesday, 7 June
Tour of the Fort Worth Botanic Garden, including the Japanese Garden, with a reception in the Botanic Garden Center and a special lecture by Hugh Iltis in the Dorthea Leonhardt Auditorium (cost included in the registration fee)

Wednesday, 8 June
Student mixer (free to students)

Thursday, 9 June
Wine and cheese reception, Dee Kelly Alumni Center, Texas Christian University
Closing banquet, Texas Christian University. Award for the Distinguished Economic Botanist, 2004. (ticketed event, $45 per person)


Accommodations

Campus Housing
Texas Christian University Campus Housing
Campus accommodations are available at TCU. Suites have private baths and a small refrigerator and microwave in each room. Suites have washers and dryers available. Dial-up service for the internet in all rooms.
Meals can be purchased in the dining hall or from a number of restaurants and cafes on or near the campus

Ensuite Double: $25 per person per night, with linen; $21 per night, without linen
Ensuite Single: $35 per person per night, with linen; $31 per night, without linen


Hotels
Rooms have been reserved at a conference rate at two local hotels, the Courtyard Marriott, located 1/2 mile from TCU campus, and the Clarion, located in downtown Fort Worth. Both hotels will hold rooms until May 13, 2005. A shuttle service will be provided for both locations. The Springhill Suites and Residence Inn also provide shuttle service to the Courtyard for pickup. Conference participants are responsible for making reservations for their stay.

University Area
The Courtyard Marriott, conference rate $94 per night (1-4 people)
3150 Riverfront Drive, Fort Worth, TX 817.335-1300
(located within walking distance of the Fort Worth Zoo, the Log Cabin Village, University Park Village shops, and a variety of restaurants)
Register directly with the hotel. Ask for the SEB conference rate. (shuttle service provided to the conference)

Downtown
The Clarion, downtown Fort Worth, conference rate $59 per night (1-4 people)
600 Commerce St, Fort Worth, TX 76102 817.332-6900
(located within walking distance of BRIT, the Bass Performance Hall, movie theatres, bookstores, numerous downtown specialty shops, the Sid Richardson Western Art Museum, and a variety of restaurants)
Register directly with bjenson@clarionhotelfw.com. (web site under construction)
Ask for the SEB conference rate. (shuttle service provided to the conference)

Non-Conference Hotels in the University Area

Springhill Suites by Marriott

3250 Lovell Street, Fort Worth, TX 76107
Double or King $109
1.888.287.9400; 817.878.2554
(Shuttle service provided by the hotel to the Courtyard Marriott where participants can catch the bus to the meeting on the TCU Campus)

Residence Inn by Marriott
1701 University Drive, Fort Worth, TX 76107-6535
Studio Suite (1 queen bed) $119
Penthouse Suite (1 queen, 1 double bed, 2 full baths) $149

1.800.331.3131; 817. 870.1011
(Shuttle service provided by the hotel to the Courtyard Marriott where participants can catch the bus to the meeting on the TCU Campus)

Fairfield Inn
1505 South University Drive, Fort Worth, TX
Double $84.95
1.800.228-2800; 817.335.2000

RECREATIONAL FACILITIES
Texas Christian University Campus Recreation Center, with facilities for tennis, track, weight lifting and workout rooms, indoor climbing wall, swim center, and more. Cost $8.00 per day; $20 per week. River Trail along the Trinity River and the Fort Worth Zoo within walking distance of the campus.


INTERNET CONNECTIONS: a computer lab will be set up for conference attendees in the Tucker Technology Building, TCU. Dorms have dial-up service for Internet.