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Recruiting PhD students: lichen biodiversity gradients & lichen genomics

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We are currently seeking applications for 2 PhD students -- one to be based at The University of Colorado, and one to be based at The New York Botanical Garden --…
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Call for IBC Symposia

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The next International Botanical Congress will be held in Shenzhen, China from July 23-29, 2017. Planning for the meeting is progressing, and the organizers recently posted the call for symposium…
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Rupert Barneby Award

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The Rupert Barneby Award of The New York Botanical Garden   The Rupert Barneby Award, named in honor of the late NYBG scientist and renowned legume expert, consists of US$2000 granted…
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ASPT President Tom Ranker's Teaching Plant Systematics Today slides available

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ASPT President Elect Tom Ranker gave the annual address at this year's ASPT Banquet in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. His presentation, Teaching Plant Systematics Today: Classic Techniques & Novel Approaches, is…
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Carrie Kiel awarded 2015 Cooley Award

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Carrie Kiel awarded the 2015 Cooley Award by the American Society of Plant Taxonomists By: Chelsea Specht Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, 28 July 2015—The 2015 George R. Cooley Award for Best…
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Lena Struwe awarded 2015 Innovations in Plant Systematics Education Prize

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Dr. Lena Struwe, Associate Professor at Rutgers University, Recipient of the 2015 Innovations in Plant Systematics Education Prize. By: Angela McDonnell Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, 28 July 2015 — The 2015 American…
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Warren Wagner awarded the 2015 Asa Gray Award

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Dr. Warren Wagner, Research Botanist and Curator at the Smithsonian Institution, awarded the Asa Gray Award by the American Society of Plant Taxonomists By: Chris Martine Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, 28 July…
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John Wiersema awarded the 2015 Peter Raven Award

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Dr. John H. Wiersema, Botanist of USDA-ARS, awarded the Peter Raven Award by the American Society of Plant Taxonomists By: Rachel Jabaily Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, 28 July 2015—The American Society…
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Call for Botany 2016 Symposia

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The Botany conference program chairs have decided to move up the deadline for symposium proposals to help with their planning process. The new deadline for proposals is July 1st. This…
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Faces of Biology photo contest

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Enter the Faces of Biology Photo Contest   Help the public and policymakers to better understand the breadth of biology by entering the Faces of Biology Photo Contest. The winner will…
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Philosophy of Biological Systematics Course

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Registration for the course, Philosophy of Biological Systematics, taking place 7-11 September 2015 at the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, Brussels, will close on 1 June 2015. A description…
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Remembering Dr. Donald Joseph Drapalik

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Dr. Don Drapalik, the long-time curator of the Georgia Southern University Herbarium, passed away last Friday. A brief description of his life can be found here. The quintessential old-school eccentric…
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Updated Bylaws

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The 2015 ASPT Bylaws were approved in a recent election - please find a PDF of the new bylaws attached here.
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2015 Award Winners

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The Awards and Honors Committee has had the chance to review all applications for the 2015 ASPT awards and invites you to congratulate the following recipients:   (1) Innovations in Plant…
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Booth volunteers needed

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  We need volunteers for the ASPT booth this year. As a volunteer, you will be promoting the society, recruiting new members, selling T-shirts, and giving away posters and informational flyers.…
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T-shirt contest winner

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We are pleased to announce the winner of the ASPT T-shirt illustration contest! We had eight T-shirt contest submissions this year, each of which was quite beautiful. This made the final…
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AIBS Faces of Biology Photo Contest

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The American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS) has launched the 5th Annual Faces of Biology Photo Contest. The competition recognizes scientists who use imagery to communicate aspects of biological research to…
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Election Results

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We are pleased to announce the results of the 2015 ASPT election: Jeffrey Doyle, President-Elect, 2015-2016 Jocelyn Hall & Chris Martine, Council Members At Large, 2015-2018 In addition, the proposed Bylaws…
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Caryophyllales 2015

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An international conference at the Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum Berlin-Dahlem, Freie Universität Berlin, September 13-18, 2015. Dear Colleagues and Collaborators in the Caryophyllales Network: This is to invite you to…
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FuturePhy Conferences and Workshops on Phylogenetics

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FuturePhy is an NSF-sponsored, three-year program of conferences, workshops and hackathons on the Tree of Life. The project aims to promote novel, integrative data analyses and visualization, interdisciplinary syntheses of phylogenetic…
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