Grass Identification & Ecology Workshop

Tuesday, August 16, 2022 - 9:30am to Thursday, August 18, 2022 - 2:30pm
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Tom Rosburg, Professor of Biology at Drake University, is offering a three-day grass identification workshop on Iowa and Midwestern Poaceae. The course offers an advanced curriculum for professional conservationists (CCB, DNR, NRCS, FWS, NPS, ACE), graduate students, and avid amateurs. The hands-on workshop will enhance participants’ field recognition of grass species, their understanding of grass morphology and terminology, their ability to successfully key grass species and conduct field assessments, and their understanding of ecological relationships among grass species.

The workshop will combine class time and hands-on exercises with field work and observation. Participants will use dissecting scopes to examine grass morphology and key specimens. Workshop materials include color handouts of the presentations used and floristic keys to identify grasses.

Field work will investigate the grasses found in several plant associations including oak savanna, forest, and prairie communities.

Registration is required and costs $100 before July 12, $125 starting July 13. The fee includes workshop materials and two days of lunch. For more information or to register, see the workshop flyer.