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Welcome to the ASPT website! The American Society of Plant Taxonomists promotes research and teaching of taxonomy, systematics, and phylogeny of vascular and nonvascular plants. Organized in 1935, the Society has a membership of over 1300. The Society publishes several publications, supports funds for a variety of honorary and charitable activities, and conducts scientific meetings each summer. For more information on these activities, see the links to the left. For more information on careers in taxonomy and systematics, click here!
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The 2013 ASPT election results can be found here.
The Honors and Awards committee is pleased to announce the 2013 recipients for ASPT's new awards for the 2013 Undergraduate Research Prize and 2013 Innovations in Plant Systematics Education Prize.
A Memorial Service/Celebration will be held at the Norfolk Botanical Garden on May 17 at 3pm to honor the life of Dr. Tim Motley, who passed away unexpectedly last month. Please see the linked invitation for further details.
The 2013 ASPT Election starts Monday, March 4! This year one of the items to be voted on is a revision to the society bylaws. The bylaws changes will be voted on as the complete set of changes together. A draft of the revised bylaws and the bylaws with changes marked in red to highlight changes are available here and here, respectively.
The new ASPT Newsletter is available at newsletter26_2.pdf
The ASPT Council has approved two new prizes that will be awarded annually: the Undergraduate Research Prize (URP) and Innovations in Plant Systematics Education Prize (IPSEP). See the URP and IPSEP pages for deadlines and details!
See the Press Releases from the 2012 Botany conference here.