Domain Flora Paper Awarded Windler Prize

The Southern Appalachian Botanical Society and the editorial board at Castanea announced today that our paper: "The Vascular Flora of the University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee” has won the 2017 Richard and Minnie Windler award for systematics. The award was established in 1990 at the annual meeting of the SABS by Dr. Donald R. Windler of Towson University as a memorial to his parents. The Flora paper documents the presence of 1118 taxa for vascular plants on the Domain. To put this in perspective, that number represents 39% of the total vascular plant taxa for the entire state of Tennessee! Sewanee has the highest documented plant species diversity of any college campus in the Unite

Dr. Evans To Lead King Farm Tour in April

Professor Evans will lead a walking tour of the King Farm site on the Domain that will expand on his talk he will give at Sewanee's 2nd Annual Interdisciplinary Conference "A Sense of Space and Place: Global and Local Perspectives." As part of the tour, participants will examine the subtle clues in the landscape (historical artifacts, plant composition, tree architecture, soil features, etc) that provide insight into the many ways this piece of land has been used over the last 200 years. This remote tract of forest on the Domain was once the site of Sewanee's first homestead, the location of a major stagecoach hotel, a large working farm and finally a pine plantation before reverting back

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