Training Course in Tropical Field Botany

The Missouri Botanical Garden (MBG), the New York Botanical Garden (NYBG), and the Universidad Estatal Amazónica (UEA) are pleased to announce a 3-week training program in Tropical Field Botany in Ecuador for highly motivated early graduate students from American universities who are interested in pursuing a career in Plant Systematics.


University of Washington-Assistant Professor

The Biology Department at the University of Washington will be hiring multiple faculty at the rank of Assistant Professor. Open to all disciplines, but with an emphasis on ability to collaborate across fields. These hires will coincide with the opening of a new Biology building and greenhouse and will be an outstanding opportunity for plant-oriented applicants.


Graduate student positions-West Virginia University

The Barrett Lab in the Department of Biology at West Virginia University is seeking highly motivated Ph.D. or M.S. students for admission in 2018. Our lab focuses on using genomic approaches to study systematics and evolution of plants, as well as plant-microbial interactions.


Graduate Fellowship in Eastern American Botany, Austin Peay State University

Austin Peay State University Center of Excellence for Field Biology’s
Mt. Cuba Center Graduate Fellowship in Eastern American Botany

Austin Peay State University’s Center of Excellence for Field Biology is pleased to offer a Graduate Research Assistantship to support a masters-level graduate student for two years to work in tandem with a second student (position already filled) on a taxonomic study of Clematis subgenus Viorna of eastern North America. This assistantship is made possible by funding from Delaware’s Mt. Cuba Center. 


Assistant Curator, Florida Museum of Natural History

The Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida, invites applications for an Assistant Curator (equivalent to Assistant Professor), a tenure-track position, who will serve as curator-in-charge of the Herbarium, including supervision of its staff. The successful candidate is expected to conduct a dynamic research program focused broadly on the evolutionary biology of plants.

Qualified candidates must have a Ph.D. in Biology, Botany, or a closely related field, and demonstrate a record of research and publication focused on the evolution of any group(s) of plants. Candidates should also be willing to collaborate actively, although not exclusively, with the University of Florida’s diverse botanical research programs in the Florida Museum of Natural History, Department of Biology (College of Liberal Arts and Sciences), and Institute for Food and Agricultural Sciences. Candidates must be capable of leading, promoting, and utilizing an internationally recognized Herbarium (FLAS) that includes more than 465,000 specimens of vascular plants, bryophytes, algae, and moss.

The appointee is expected to teach and mentor both undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Florida. Pursuit of external funding is expected. The anticipated start date is no later than August 16, 2018.

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Joint BSA/ASPT award funds sustainability workshop in the Dominican Republic

The 2017 Botany Advocacy Leadership Award provided funds for awardee Jackeline Salazar to hold a sustainability workshop for women on August 31st, 2017, in Oviedo, Perdenales, Dominican Republic. The workshop was entitled "Plant Conservation and Sustainable Management by women in the Jaragua-Bahoruco-Enriquillo Biosphere Reserve, Dominican Republic: Community Workshop and Local Capacity” and was a great success!  The purpose of the workshop was to promote the conservation of endemic and native plants in the Jaragua-Bahoruco-Enriquillo Biosphere Reserve and to encourage the sustainable use of native plants by women of local communities.