Water Institute Faculty and students:  Please see meeting opportunity below.  Please contact    Dail Laughinghouse ([log in to unmask] ) directly with any question.


Wendy Graham, Ph. D.
Carl S. Swisher Chair in Water Resources
Director UF Water Institute
PO Box 116601
University of Florida
Gainesville, Florida 32611-6601

Phone 352-294-7741
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2019 Phycological Society of America Annual Meeting: Ft. Lauderdale, FL


On behalf of the local organizing committee, it is my pleasure to invite you to Ft. Lauderdale, FL for the 2019 Annual Meeting of the Phycological Society of America from June 23 to June 27 in Hollywood Beach. The meeting will be held at the magnificent beachside Hollywood Beach Marriott. 


Registration open: https://www.sgmeet.com/psa/psa2019


Information on Conference: https://www.psaalgae.org/meetings/2019/6/27/psa-2019-annual-meeting


Registration fees

Please visit https://www.sgmeet.com/psa/psa2019 to register for PSA 2019. Included in the full fees are the opening mixer, morning and afternoon coffee breaks, lunch, banquet, drink tickets, and receptions during the poster session and auction.


Early Registration Fees (prior to May 1, 2019):

Regular (member) = $395

Retired (member) = $350

Student/Postdoc (member) = $195

Regular (non-member) = $495

Guest/Spouse (attendance at banquet and all receptions) = $110

Extra banquet ticket = $70

One day (no drink tickets, no banquet ticket) = $95



We have an exciting program with excellent keynote and plenary lectures.


Presidential Symposium: Climate change and our fragile polar ecosystems 

The plenary lecture will be given by Susan R. Eaton, Geoscientist, journalist and polar explorer who founded. This symposium includes seminars by Dr. Warwick Vincent (Université Laval) on cyanobacteria and the Pole to Pole Paradox; Dr. Hilary McManus (Le Moyne College) on women in STEM, Antarctica and how diversity in leadership can inform climate change policy; and our very own Maggie Amsler (PSA Membership Director, University of Alabama) on her experiences in 27 trips to the Antarctic.


Student-Organized Symposium: What goes on, on the inside? Connecting algal physiology, their distribution and climate change

This symposium will include presentations on algal physiology and their response to increased temperatures and ocean acidification in temperate and tropical systems, as well as using freshwater diatoms to assess long term changes to aquatic communities.

Speakers: Dr. Catriona Hurd (University of Tasmania), Dr. Maggie Johnson (Smithsonian Institution), Dr. Evelyn Gaiser (Florida International University)


Applied Symposium: From micro to macro: nuisance algae and their management. 

This symposium will include presentations on micro- and macro- harmful and nuisance algae from freshwater to marine environments. The lectures will cover algal biology and ecology, bloom dynamics, toxin production and fate, and algal management.

Plenary Speaker: Dr. Clarissa Anderson (Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego)

Speakers: Dr. Ligia Collado-Vides (Florida International University), Dr. West Bishop (SePRO Corporation), Dr. Barry Rosen (US Geological Survey), Dr. Patrick Kangas (University of Maryland)


Contributed Sessions

C01: Phylogeny and Systematics

C02: Cell Biology

C03: Ecology

C04: Population Biology

C05: Biodiversity

C06: Harmful Algal Blooms

C07: Genomics

C08: Evolution

C09: Molecular Biology

C10: Applied Phycology

C11: Terrestrial/Aerophytic algae

C12: Ocean Acidification/Global Change

C13: Biogeography

C14: Phycological Education and Outreach

C14: Bold Award Participant (Students who want to be eligible for the Bold Award for the best oral presentation.)

C15: Lewin Award Participant (Students who want to be eligible for the Lewin Award for the best poster presentation.)

S01: Invited speakers




Remote Sensing of Algal Communities  

Description: This workshop will provide attendees a background in remote sensing of algal communities including applications like monitoring harmful algal blooms, assessing spread of invasive species, resource mapping, and more. It will cover:

  • An overview of available processing and analysis software (free and pay for)
  • Information on the benefits of using certain platforms (such as drones, planes and satellites) and sensors (RGB, multispectral and hyperspectral), which would be best applied to certain research questions
  • Overview of technical skills and licensing needed for using survey tools (drones) and image processing.
  • This workshop is open to all students, early career, and Professors. Tea and coffee will be provided. Please bring a laptop for using software (freeware). There will be AV equipment and power sockets (US plug size only) available in the room.

Facilitators: Dr. Clarissa Anderson (Scripps Institution of Oceanography), Dr. Kaytee Pokrzywinski (US Army Corps of Engineers, Engineer Research and Development Center)



An Introduction to the International Code of Nomenclature (ICN) for Phycologists

Description: This workshop will discuss the requirements of the ICN for the effective, valid and legitimate publication of names of algae. The structure will include a presentation and plenty of time for questions and discussions. Tea and coffee will be provided. 


Facilitators: Dr. Mike Guiry (AlgaeBase and Notulae Algarum, National University of Ireland, Galway), Dr. Craig Schneider (Trinity College), Dr. Mike Wynne (University of Michigan)




Hope to see you in Ft. Lauderdale,


PSA 2019 Organizing Committee



H. Dail Laughinghouse IV, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Applied Phycology

Fort Lauderdale Research and Education Center 

University of Florida / IFAS

3205 College Avenue, Davie, FL 33314

Office: 954-577-6382.    Lab: 954-577-6367

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