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Student Travel Lottery

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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 grants…
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Thomas Ledig

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Population geneticist and colleague F. Thomas Ledig died in May of 2015. A summary of his contributions to science was shared by his colleague and friend Dr. Bohun Kinloch, Jr.
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Young Investigator Fellowship for botanical collecting expedition to Samoa with the National Tropical Botanical Garden (NTBG)

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The National Tropical Botanical Garden (NTBG) is organizing a six-week botanical expedition to the two largest islands in the Independent State of Samoa, Savai’i and ‘Upolu. The field work will focus…
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13th annual Solanaceae Conference: SolGenomics 2016

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Since 2003, the Solanaceae Genomics community meets annually to highlight scientific research progress in the Solanaceae species. This international conference brings together over 300 scientists and students to discuss the latest…
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Call for Applications: Botany Advocacy Leadership Grant

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The Botanical Society of America (BSA) and the American Society of Plant Taxonomists (ASPT) are pleased to invite applications for the annual Botany Advocacy Leadership Grant. This grant aims to provide…
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Tropical Botany course, Fairchild/Kampong Botanical Gardens 2016

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TROPICAL BOTANY, a course taught by Dr. Walter Judd will again be offered  (through Florida International University, with the collaboration of the Kampong Garden, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, and the Montgomery…
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Lamiaceae 2016, Antalya, Turkey

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It is our great pleasure to inform you that the Lamiaceae 2016 will be held on Antalya (Turkey), on 22th to 25th April 2016. Lamiaceae is an important family encompassing aromatic…
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IAPT and Nomenclature Institutional votes

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In preparation for the next Nomenclature Section meeting, prior to the IBC in 2017, the Special Committee on Institutional Votes is seeking to reach as many herbaria as possible so curators…
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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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