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Contemporary and future studies in plant speciation

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Royal Society Publishing has just published Contemporary and future studies in plant speciation, morphological/floral evolution and polyploidy: honouring the scientific contributions of Leslie D. Gottlieb to plant evolutionary biology, compiled and…
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EPA ORISE Fellowship in Citizen Science

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The innovation team in EPA’s Office of Research and Development is recruiting for an ORISE fellowship on citizen science.  We are looking for a bright, motivated, extroverted person to help EPA…
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Lawrence Memorial Award – 2015 Nominations

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The Award Committee of the Lawrence Memorial Fund invites nominations for the 2015 Lawrence Memorial Award.  Honoring the memory of Dr. George H. M. Lawrence, founding Director of the Hunt Institute…
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2015 Smithsonian Institution Research Fellowships

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Research fellowships in Botany and Paleobotany are available through the Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program, which provides funding for graduate students, post-doctoral scholars, and senior investigators to conduct research in association with…
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Systematic Botany changes

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On 2 Sept 2014, ASPT President Pat Herendeen sent the following email message to the membership regarding changes in Systematic Botany.  To make sure this important message reaches as many members…
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Survey on family boundaries in vascular plants

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Survey by Maarten J. M. Christenhusz, Maria S. Vorontsova, and Mark W. Chase Introduction This survey seeks opinions on delimitation of some vascular plant families. The Angiosperm Phylogeny Group (APG)…
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2014 Peter Raven Award Winner: Ken Cameron

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Boise, Idaho, July 29, 2014—The American Society of Plant Taxonomists awarded Dr. Ken Cameron, Professor of Botany and Director of the Wisconsin State Herbarium at University of Wisconsin-Madison, the Society’s…
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2014 George R. Cooley Award Winner: Ryan Folk

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Boise, Idaho, July 29, 2014 – The American Society of Plant Taxonomists awarded Ryan Folk, an expert on the saxifrage family, their George R. Cooley Award for Best Contributed Paper in…
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2014 Grady Webster Award Winners: Kristen Hasenstab-Lehman & Michael Simpson

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Boise, Idaho, July 29, 2014 – The American Society of Plant Taxonomists awarded Kristen Hasenstab-Lehman, a Ph.D. candidate in Botany at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden & Claremont Graduate University,…
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2014 Asa Gray Award Winner: Alan Smith

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Boise, Idaho, 29 July 2014 – The American Society of Plant Taxonomists awarded Dr. Alan R. Smith, Emeritus Research Botanist of the University Herbarium at the University of California, Berkeley,…
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Prominent scientists fight to save research at Kew Gardens

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Prominent scientists including Jane Goodall and David Attenborough are leading the fight against England's major budget cut of Kew Gardens, a cut that will elad to potentially 45 scientist positions being…
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CitStitch Hackathon Opportunity

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iDigBio (www.idigbio.org) and Zooniverse's Notes from Nature Project (www.notesfromnature.org) are pleased to announce the CitStitch Hackathon.  The goal of the hackathon is to build interoperability among projects…
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Rupert Barneby Award - NYBG

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The Rupert Barneby Award, named in honor of the late NYBG scientist and renowned legume expert, consists of US$2000 granted annually to assist researchers to visit The New York Botanical Garden…
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ASPT Emails-to-Membership Archive

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Let's sequence the first fern genome together!

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A crowdfunding fern genome project - the first of its kind - has been launched!   Please check it out: Azolla Genome Project
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2014 ASPT Awards: URP and IPSEP

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The Honors and Awards committee is pleased to announce the 2014 recipients for ASPT's awards for the 2014 Undergraduate Research Prize and 2014 Innovations in Plant Systematics Education Prize. 2014 Undergraduate Research Prize Awardee…
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DEST - Botanical Nomenclature

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Course description This in-depth course will teach the principles of plant nomenclature according to the International Code of Nomenclature for algae, fungi and plants (ICN) so that participants can apply good…
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Budget cuts to science and conservation at Kew Gardens

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Science and conservation at Kew Gardens is under threat due to government cuts.  £5M deficit will lead to a loss of over 120 posts.  For additional information please see http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-26821046.…
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SPNHC 2014 DemoCamp: Call for Demonstrations

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Registration is now open – https://www.regonline.co.uk/spnhc2014 Submissions of abstracts are solicited for DemoCamp session presentations at the Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections (SPNHC) conference in Cardiff, Wales, June 22-27, 2014…
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Request of the Natural History Collections Community

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If you work with or have any interest in biodiversity or natural history collections of any type, at any level, in any capacity… we need your insights on this survey. Responses…
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