Symposium/Workshop Schedule

Day 1, October 19, 2021

10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time

Exceptional Plants

Defining exceptional plants and how we got there
Valerie Pence
CREW, Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, Cincinnati, OH, USA

Using a Global List of Exceptional Plant Species to Inform Strategic Conservation Action
Emily Beckman Bruns
The Morton Arboretum, Lisle, IL, USA

Botanic Gardens Conservation International’s Global Conservation Consortia
Dan Crowley
Botanic Gardens Conservation International at Westonbirt, The National Arboretum, Tetbury, UK


Cryobiotechnologies

Cryobiotechnology of exceptional species: Orchids as a case study
Hugh Pritchard
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Wakehurst Place, UK

Somatic embryogenesis and cryopreservation of embryogenic cells of Magnoliaceae species
Liang LIN
Germplasm Bank of Wild species, Kunming Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Kunming, China

Longevity of Tissues in Cryopreservation
Christina Walters
SDA ARS National Laboratory for Germplasm Resources Preservation, Ft. Collins, CO, USA


Genetics and Collecting

Conserving genetic diversity ex situ-how much do we need?
Sean Hoban
Morton Arboretum in Lisle, IL, USA

Issues in collection of clonal tissues for ex situ conservation
Megan Philpott
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, CREW, Cincinnati, OH, USA

Contributed Papers

Day 2, October 20, 2021

10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time

Cryopreservation of Short-lived Seeds

Exploring the relationships between seed lipids and life span
Louise Colville
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Wakehurst Place, UK

Challenges and solutions for the long-term storage of seeds and spores with short lifespans in traditional seed banks.
Rachael Davies
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Wakehurst Place, UK

Identifying and storing freezing-sensitive seeds
Karen Sommerville
Australian PlantBank, Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan, Mount Annan, Australia


Cryopreservation of Zygotic Embryos

Challenges associated with zygotic embryo cryopreservation: A case study on Syzygium maire
Jayanthi Nadarajan
New Zealand Institute for Plant and Food Research, Palmerston North, New Zealand

Cryobiotechnologyof embryonic axes for the preservation of oak (Quercus sp) genetic resources
Daniel Ballesteros
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Wakehurst Place, UK

Ex situ conservation of oak genetic resources: Possible techniques and biological limitations of seeds
Pawel Chmielarz
Institute of Dendrology, Polish Academy of Science, Kórnik, Poland


Cryopreservation of Dormant Buds

Dormant bud cryopreservation for woody plant species
Gayle Volk
USDA ARS National Laboratory for Germplasm Resources Preservation, Ft. Collins, CO, USA

Cryopreservation of winter-dormant apple buds
Monika Hoefer
Julius Kühn-Institut, Dresden, Germany

Contributed Papers

Day 3, October 21, 2021

10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time

Cryopreservation of Somatic Embryos

Cryopreservation of somatic embryos of oak species: An overview
Elena Corredoira
Instituto de Investigaciones Agrobiológicas de Galicia, Santiago, Spain

Conserving Agave: Somatic embryos by v-cryoplate method
Lourdes Delgado-Aceves
University of Guadalajara

Cryopreservation of avocado (Persea americana Mill.) using Somatic Embryos
Chris O’Brien
University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia


Cryopreservation of Shoot Tips

Cryobiotechnology tools to conserve shoot tips from exceptional species
Raquel Folgado
The Huntington, San Marino, CA USA

The potential of shoot tip cryopreservation as a conservation tool for oaks (Quercus spp.)
Valerie Pence
CREW, Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, Cincinnati, OH, USA

Cryopreservation of rare and threatened Australian species sheet tips
Bryn Funnekotter
Curtin University, Perth, Australia

An unorthodox method for direct field-to-tissue culture introduction of Nuttall’s scrub oak (Quercus dumosa)
Joe Ree
San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance, San Diego, CA

The Role of Media Formulation and the Survival and Growth of Shoots In Vitro
Max Winkeljohn
CREW, Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, Cincinnati, OH, USA


Cryopreservation of Pollen

Pollen storage at sub-zero temperatures for the preservation of exceptional species
Anna Nebot
University of Valencia Botanical Garden, Valencia, Spain

Cryopreservation of Pollen
Lisa Hill
USDA ARS National Laboratory for Germplasm Resources Preservation, Ft. Collins, CO, USA

Contributed Papers
Discussion

The Future of Cryopreservation of Oaks and Other Exceptional Species

Day 3, October 21, 2021

8:00 – 10:00 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time, Oct 21 (Oct 22 in some areas)

Exceptional Plant Conservation and Cryopreservation—Current Status and Future Possibilities
Live session for participants from Asia, Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific.

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