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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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In Memoriam: R. F. Thorne

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Robert Folger Thorne (1920-2015) 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. Bob’s…
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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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NSF-SSB workshop in Guaruja!

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The Society of Systematic Biologists (SSB) invites graduate students to apply for travel awards to attend a Model-based Molecular Systematics workshop on Friday, June 26 at Evolution meetings in Guaruja, Brazil.…
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Daniel F. Austin

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Daniel F. Austin, formerly of Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL, and recently affiliated with the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Tucson, AZ, died January 20, 2015 after suffering a major stroke. He…
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Time to renew!

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Have you renewed your membership yet for 2015? It is not too late! The ASPT Membership Committee has prepared the following description of benefits for membership in ASPT. Please join…
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New England Botanical Society Research Conference

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The New England Botanical Club is preparing to celebrate its 120th anniversary by hosting a major botanical research conference June 5-7, 2015, at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts. We…
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Tropical Botany Course

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The Kampong of the National Tropical Botanical Garden, in collaboration with Florida International University, the International Center for Tropical Botany, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, and the Montgomery Botanical Center, will offer…
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2015 BESC Congressional Visits Day

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Scientists and graduate students who are interested in communicating the importance of federal investments in scientific research and education to lawmakers are invited to participate in the Biological and Ecological Sciences…
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Upcoming deadlines and letter from the President

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Please see the attached PDF to find out about upcoming deadlines for nominations, awards, and contests, and to read a letter from the President. (Note: you should have received an email message from…
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Student Research Grants, SHC

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The grants committee of the Society of Herbarium Curators is pleased to announce our third annual Student Research Grant Awards. Two $500 research grants sponsored by the Society of Herbarium Curators…
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Systematic Research Fund, Call for Applications

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Systematics Research Fund – 2014/15 call for applicationsThe Systematics Research Fund is a joint fund of the Linnean Society of London and the Systematics Association. It provides grants for small-scale…
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DEST - new site and training programme

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The Distributed European School of Taxonomy (DEST), an initiative under the CETAF umbrella and managed by RBINS, has launched its NEW website and training programme for 2014-2015!   Check out…
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Conference: Next-generation Systematics

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Australasian Systematic Botany Society (ASBS) conference, 24-28 November 2014, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand. We look forward to welcoming you to the 2014 ASBS meeting at the…
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1st World Congress on Bromeliaceae Evolution

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This meeting is the first opportunity to assemble researchers from around the world to share their studies related to Bromeliaceae Evolution, Taxonomy, Morphology, Population Genetics, Physiology, Phytochemistry, Ecology, and Conservation. The…
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