Fernando Rivadavia will speak on Philcoxia and will describe the recent studies that proved the rare genus is the newest member of the carnivorous plant family. Brief descriptions will be given about the morphology, ecology and geographic distribution of the 3 known species of Philcoxia - as well as a new, undescribed species. Recent photographs of Philcoxia in the wild will also be presented.
Adam Cross- Saturday 10:30-11:30am
Adam Cross, Author of the newly released book from Redfern Natural History “Aldrovanda, The Waterwheel Plant” will be speaking on the worldwide decline, threatening processes and current conservation status of Aldrovanda vesiculosa
Phil Sheridan- Saturday 1:30-2:30pm
Phil Sheridan, Ph.D., of Meadowview Biological Research Station in Virginia will have a presentation titled: “Pitchers for the Public! – Applied Conservation in Virginia.” Dr. Sheridan will discuss the innovative conservation efforts being utilized to restore longleaf pine/pitcher plant ecosystems in southeastern Virginia and globally rare gravel pitcher plant bogs in central Virginia. The public has a right to see restored, exemplary, indigenous pitcher plant habitats and Meadowview is striving to meet this environmental need.
Peter D’Amato- Saturday 3:00-4:00pm
Peter D’Amato from California Carnivores will be speaking on his fully revised new edition of The Savage Garden to be released in 2013. Also he will do a short presentation on "Greges and Grudges", why some rogue CP growers are naming grex hybrids, even though it is against horticultural law for CP growers to do so.
And as a bonus, Peter will be showing for the first time outside of the Film-Festival circuit, an award-nominated documentary short titled “Well Fed” by Director Anna Moot-Levin and starring Peter D’Amato, Damon Collingsworth, Geoff Wong and their volunteer Axel. An amusing and haunting little film about CP growers and the question of "who owns whom"
Phil Mann, Richard Nunn & Greg Bourke- Sunday 9:00-10:00am
Phil Mann and Richard Nunn will be speaking on some of the most endangered Australian Carnivorous Plant species and their conservation status. Greg Bourke will be joining the discussion via Skype and they will also have a presentation on techniques developed for Field Photography of Carnivorous Plants. They will then speak about the newly released book on Redfern: Australian Carnivorous Plants authored by Richard Nunn & Greg Bourke.
Naoki Tanabe & Koji Kondo- Sunday 10:30-11:30am
Naoki Tanabe, the chairman of the Japanese Carnivorous Plant Society, will have a presentation about the conservation issues and invasive species that threaten Japan's natural Carnivorous Plant Habitats. Tanabe-san was also one of the lecturers at the Nepenthes Summit in Kuching, Malaysian Borneo in 2007. Koji Kondo, a JCPS member, will assist in translating segments of the presentation
Damon Collingsworth- Sunday 1:30-2:30pm
Damon Collingsworth the Co-Owner of California Carnivores will have a presentation titled: "Darlingtonia in Northern California and Southern Oregon: A Rainy Cobra Walkabout" This presentation will look at Darlingtonia variation (including a spectacular red clone), seed distribution, sphagnum sporophytes, and a site exposed to extreme summer heat
Rachel Schwallier- Sunday 3:00pm-3:30pm
Rachel Schwallier, PhD researcher, will be presenting “Will we murder our murderous plants? A phyloclimatic answer.” Describing her recent work of past, present and future Nepenthes distrubution modeling as well as her upcoming projects in pitcher morphometrics, diet and the NCB Naturalis Expedition to Mt. Kinabalu, Borneo.
Robert Gibson- Sunday 3:45-4:15
Robert Gibson will be presenting a talk on a morphological evaluation of the Drosera peltata complex. The talk will include details of lessons learnt from phenetic analysis undertaken with Barry Conn and Jeremy Bruhl. The five species now recognized in this complex will be described.
Paulo Gonello & Fernando Rivadavia- Monday 9:00am-10:00am
Paulo Gonella will be presenting via Skype, and Fernando Rivadavia will be onstage to discuss, their publication of Recent Advances in Drosera Taxonomy in Brazil . Although the Flora Neotropica published in 2005 considers that only 14 Drosera species are native to Brazil, Paulo & Fernando believe this number is closer to 30. These species will be briefly discussed, including information about morphology, ecology and geographic distribution.
Andreas Fleischmann & Fernando Rivadavia- Monday 10:30am-11:15am
Andreas Fleischmann will be presenting via Skype a Taxonomic Review of the Genus Genlisea and Fernando Rivadavia will be onstage to take part in the discussion. Five new species Genlisea were published in 2011 and the genus will expand by approximately 10 more by 2012. The species will be briefly discussed, including information about morphology, ecology and geographic distribution.
Emily Troiano- Monday 1:00-1:30pm
Emily Troiano, the President of the North American Sarracenia Conservancy, will have a presentation about the accomplishments and future projects for preserving wild Sarracenia and Carnivorous Plant habitats.
Stewart McPherson- Monday 2:00-3:00pm
Stewart McPherson will describe the Ark of Life conservation project and provide an overview of the most critically endangered carnivorous plant taxa from all worldwide genera including little known taxa with surviving populations of a dozen or more plants in the wild, and the urgent threat of extinction they face. He will then be offering a forum for new ideas on the expansion of the existing collections, and the development of new “arks” to safeguard the rarest specimens. Stewart will also present a new documentary of his: www.redfernnaturalhistory.com/dvds/name/exploration_of_mount_anipahan_and_mount_kiamo