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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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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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Election Results

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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…
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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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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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UNESCO declaration on role of botanists

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International UNESCO conference outlines the important role of botanists in the 21st century.  Read about the declaration here.
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New NSF collections-based postdoctoral fellowship!

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New!  NSF will sponsor postdoctoral fellowship in collections-based research!  Full proposals due January 8th.  Click here for details.
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Ongoing battle between the House and the NSF

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Check out this recent article about tensions between the House Science Committee and NSF -- a good impetus to write your representative about the importance of basic research, including your own!…
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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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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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2014 ASPT Student Travel Grant Lottery

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The American Society of Plant Taxonomists will provide travel grants of $300 each, plus the cost of an ASPT banquet ticket (or reimbursement for the ticket upon presentation of a paid…
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2013 Cooley Award goes to...

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The American Society of Plant Taxonomists awarded Ricardo Kriebel, an expert on the tropical princess flower family, their George R. Cooley Award for Best Contributed Paper in Plant Systematics at the…
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UC Berkeley's Professor Bruce Baldwin wins Asa Gray award

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W.L. Jepson Professor and Curator Recognized for Outstanding Career Accomplishments at American Botanical Meetings New Orleans, Louisiana, July 30, 2013—The American Society of Plant Taxonomists awarded Dr. Bruce Baldwin, the W.L.…
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2013 ASPT Graduate Student Research Grant Recipients

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2013 ASPT Research Grant Recipients: The ASPT Honors and Awards committee received 48 highly competitive proposals. Each proposal was reviewed by panel of three impartial referees using a standardized rubric; referees…
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Recipients for new 2013 ASPT awards

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The Honors and Awards committee is pleased to announce the 2013 recipients for ASPT's new awards for the 2013 Undergraduate Research Prize and 2013 Innovations in Plant Systematics Education Prize. 2013…
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