The 2nd Botanica Sudalpina conference will take place November 20-22, 2020, both at Franklin University Switzerland and at the Museum of Natural History in Lugano. Attendees of the conference will examine a wide range of topics related to plants in the Southern Alps through workshops, lectures, poster sessions, and field excursions. Franklin students are invited and encouraged to participate.

On November 20, the conference will begin at Franklin on Kaletsch Campus. The three afternoon workshops will be followed by a keynote lecture on the forests of the Valle Osernone by Gabriele Carraro of Dionea SA. 

The three workshops will look at:

  • biodiversity and conservation of bryophytes, lichens, and fungi
  • development of a new atlas for Swiss flora
  • a new system to understand the impacts of non-native species

Our own Brack Hale, FUS Professor of Biology and Environmental Science, is on the organizing committee for this collaborative scientific event. Franklin students were an important part of the first conference that took place in November 2017 and there will be opportunities for their participation again this fall.

Get involved to learn first-hand from experts in Environmental Science and Conservation. For more information or to register, please visit: https://www.botanicasudalpina.ch/en/