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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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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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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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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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Two PhD positions in Systematic Botany / Phylogenetics at the University of Zürich

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Project description: The selected student will work with Dr. Colin Hughes http://www.systbot.uzh.ch/Personen/ProfessorenundDozenten/ColinHughes.html on a research project entitled “Global Legume diversity patterns: macroevolutionary and ecological processes shaping biodiversity”, funded by the Swiss…
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Native Plants Summit

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The New York Botanical Garden is hosting a Native Plant Summit on September 18, 2015. For additional information, please see here (pdf).
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Botany 2015 field trips and registration

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The Botany 2015 conference web site is now open for registration, including field trips, banquets and other social events, and housing:   http://2015.botanyconference.org/   As in previous years, ASPT and the…
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Eagle Hill’s Summer Field Courses 2015

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One-week-long courses taught in Steuben, Me by experts from the United States, Canada, and Europe, Eagle Hill field courses are of special interest because they focus on the natural history of one of North…
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Grady Webster Euphorbiaceae Virtual Herbarium and Publications

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UC Davis Professor Dr. Grady Webster (1927-2005) was an internationally recognized expert on the Euphorbiaceae who helped countless scientists identify their Euphorbiaceae collections. Due to Dr. Webster’s efforts, the herbarium at…
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Student Travel Grants available!

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The ASPT Membership Committee is happy to announce that the popular student travel grant lottery from previous years will be continued this year. The ASPT Council approved awarding 45 travel…
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New Proposal for Information Collection from Herbaria

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The Department of the Interior is proposing new requirements that would potentially result in significant time burden for curators and collections managers.  Feedback about this proposal will be accepted until March…
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