Sunday, July 17, 2011
Posts have been scarce this summer as I've been busily working on writing my PhD thesis. I get a break from writing next week, though, as I'll be heading to Melbourne, Australia to attend the International Botanical Congress and explore the state of Victoria. IBC happens every six years in a different part of the world, and I'm looking forward to the opportunity to visit a new (for me) part of Australia - I studied abroad in Brisbane and got to visit Sydney and the Center during my five-month stay there in 2004. I will also be talking about my dissertation research in a symposium on fern biology at the conference, which will be a great opportunity to get feedback and discuss my research with an international cadre of plant scientists. Following the conference I will be traveling with my lab around Victoria for a few days, and hopefully finding some ferns. Stay tuned for photos and posts from the trip!