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Tuesday, December 16, 2008

In celebration of Dr. John J. Engel: A tribute to 40 years in bryology

BRYONET

Dear colleagues,

We wish to share a special occasion.

On the 10th of December, John Engel (Curator, Botany), was presented
with a Festschrift volume of Fieldiana entitled "In celebration of Dr.
John J. Engel: A tribute to 40 years in bryology". The volume was in
recognition of an illustrious career spanning four decades and his
outstanding contribution to bryological research, which includes a
strong and active field program and 120 publications to date,
including the recently published 897 page first volume of the New
Zealand liverwort and hornwort flora. In the Festschrift there are 18
scientific papers on liverworts and hornworts by 34 authors,
representing 14 countries, as well as three biographic articles as
well as a full bibliography of John Engel's publications. For your
interest, the table of contents is provided below. Authors have PDF
files of their papers and we also have a limited number of volumes
available at request.

The papers cover a broad array of disciplines, including chemistry,
anatomy, cytology, life history, and physiology. The taxonomic studies
are particularly encouraging, with researchers utilizing large sets of
tools at their disposal in order to unravel species relationships,
including phylogenetic reconstructions based on molecular data and
morphometric analysis. The special volume includes a new genus and
several new species to science, with some of these named in the honour
of John Engel himself. The volume was made possible with the very kind
support of Michael Dillon (Chair, Botany Dept., The Field Museum),
Harold Voris (Chief Editor, Fieldiana, The Field Museum), and Lance
Grande (Senior Vice President, Collections and Research, The Field
Museum). The Festschrift was edited by Matt von Konrat and Sabine
Huhndorf (both Field Museum). We thank the many people, including
authors, reviewers, and assistants, especially Anders Hagborg and
Laura Briscoe (The Field Museum) who helped make this special volume a
success. We wish John another four decades of equally productive years
in Bryology!

Matt and Sabine

Table of Contents
Part One: Biographical Contributions
MATT VON KONRAT
Chapter One. John J. Engel: At the Field and in the Field, p.3
JOHN E. BRAGGINS
Chapter Two. A Letter from Down Under, p. 11
KAREN ENGEL, BETH ENGEL, AND LAURA ENGEL
Chapter Three. A Letter from the Family, p. 13

Part Two: Bryophyte Life History
HILARY A. MCMANUS AND YIN-LONG QIU
Chapter Four. Life Cycles in Major Lineages of Photosynthetic
Eukaryotes, with a Special Reference to the Origin of Land Plants, p.
17

Part Three: Liverwort Chemistry and Physiology
AGNIESZKA LUDWICZUK AND YOSHINORI ASAKAWA
Chapter Five. Distribution of Terpenoids and Aromatic Compounds in
Selected Southern Hemispheric Liverworts, p. 37
SILVIA PRESSEL, ROBERTO LIGRONE, AND JEFFREY G. DUCKETT
Chapter Six. The Ascomycete Rhizoscyphus ericae Elicits a Range of
Host Responses in the Rhizoids of Leafy Liverworts: An Experimental
and Cytological Analysis, p.59

Part Four: Liverwort Anatomy and Cytology
XIAOLAN HE-NYGRÉN AND PIRKKO HARJU
Chapter Seven. Pattern of Leaf Development in Schistochilaceae, p.75
MIN ZHENG AND RUI-LIANG ZHU
Chapter Eight. Karyological Studies on Some Liverworts from China and
Singapore, p.81

Part Five: Liverworts—Globally and Locally
MATT VON KONRAT, MATT RENNER, LARS SÖDERSTRÖM, ANDERS HAGBORG, AND JENS MUTKE
Chapter Nine. Early Land Plants Today: Liverwort Species Diversity and
the Relationship with Higher Taxonomy and Higher Plants, p. 91
LARS SÖDERSTRÖM, ANDERS HAGBORG, MATT VON KONRAT, AND MATT RENNER
Chapter Ten. Early Land Plants Today: Liverwort Checklist of Checklists, p.105

Part Six: Liverwort Floristics and Revisions—Asia and Australasia
JIŘàVÃÂŇA AND DAVID G. LONG
Chapter Eleven. Hamatostrepta concinna gen. et sp. nov.
(Jungermanniopsida, Scapaniaceae), a New Asiatic Leafy Liverwort From
the Sino-Burmese Border, p.133
TAMÃÂS PÓCS
Chapter Twelve. Bryophytes from the Fiji Islands, III. The Genus
Phaeolejeunea Mizut. (Lejeuneaceae), with Detailed Description of P.
amicorum (Hürl.) Pócs, stat. nov., p.139
TAMÃÂS PÓCS
Chapter Thirteen. Bryophytes from the Fiji Islands, IV. The Genus
Frullania Raddi (Jungermanniopsida), I. with Description of F.
vivipara Pócs, spec. nov., p.147
MATT A. M. RENNER AND ELIZABETH A. BROWN
Chapter Fourteen. Mnioloma (Calypogeiaceae: Jungermanniopsida) in
Australasia: How Many Species are There?, p. 159
DAVID GLENNY AND RUTH BARTLETT
Chapter Fifteen. A New Bazzania Species (Lepidoziaceae) from Stockton
Plateau, Nelson, South Island, New Zealand, p.175

Part Seven: Liverwort Floristics and Revisions—North and South America
JÖRN HENTSCHEL, PAUL G. DAVISON, AND JOCHEN HEINRICHS
Chapter Sixteen. Porella gracillima Mitt. (Jungermanniidae,
Porellaceae) in Tennessee, With an Illustrated Key to the Porella
Species of North America North of Mexico, p. 183
ROBBERT GRADSTEIN AND MICHAEL BURGHARDT
Chapter Seventeen. A New Species of Odontoschisma (Cephaloziaceae,
Marchantiophyta) from South America, p. 193
MICHAEL BURGHARDT AND ROBBERT GRADSTEIN
Chapter Eighteen. A Revision of Tylimanthus (Acrobolbaceae, Marchantiophyta) in
Tropical America, Africa, and Macaronesia, p. 199

Part Eight: Hornworts
BARBARA J. CRANDALL-STOTLER, RAYMOND E. STOTLER, WILLIAM T. DOYLE,
AND LAURA L. FORREST
Chapter Nineteen. Phaeoceros proskaueri sp. nov., a New Species of the
Phaeoceros hallii (Austin) Prosk.—Phaeoceros pearsonii (M. Howe)
Prosk. Complex and the Systematic Affinities of Paraphymatoceros
Hässel, p. 213
D. CHRISTINE CARGILL AND BRUCE A. FUHRER
Chapter Twenty. Taxonomic Studies of the Australian Anthocerotophyta
II: The Genus Phaeoceros, p. 239

Part Nine: Etymology
DAVID MEAGHER
Chapter Twenty-one. An Etymology of Australian Bryophyte Genera.
1—Liverworts and Hornworts, p. 257

--
Matt von Konrat, Ph.D.
Collections Manager (Bryophytes and Pteridophytes)
Department of Botany
The Field Museum
1400 South Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60605-2496,
U.S.A.
Phone: (312) 665-7864
Fax: 312 665-7158
Email: mvonkonrat@fieldmuseum.org

ELPT Project:
http://www.early-land-plants-today.org

Collections:
http://emuweb.fieldmuseum.org/botany/search_bryo.php



--
Matt von Konrat, Ph.D.
Collections Manager (Bryophytes and Pteridophytes)
Department of Botany
The Field Museum
1400 South Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60605-2496,
U.S.A.
Phone: (312) 665-7864
Fax: 312 665-7158
Email: mvonkonrat@fieldmuseum.org

ELPT Project:
http://www.early-land-plants-today.org

Collections:
http://emuweb.fieldmuseum.org/botany/search_bryo.php

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