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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…
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
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…
- May 28 '15
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…
- May 28 '15
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…
The 2015 ASPT Bylaws were approved in a recent election - please find a PDF of the new bylaws attached here.
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…
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.…
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…
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…
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…
- May 11 '15
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…
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…
- May 5 '15
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…
- Apr 26 '15
The New York Botanical Garden is hosting a Native Plant Summit on September 18, 2015.
For additional information, please see here (pdf).
The Botany 2015 conference web site is now open for registration, including field trips, banquets and other social events, and housing:
As in previous years, ASPT and the…
Robert Folger Thorne
Curator emeritus of the herbarium at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden Robert Folger ‘Bob’ Thorne peacefully passed away on Tuesday, March 24, 2015. He was 94.
- Apr 9 '15
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…
- Apr 3 '15
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…
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…