Tucker Lichenologist-Santa Barbara Botanic Garden

The Tucker Lichenologist at the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden is an endowed research scientist and curatorial position primarily responsible for performing lichenological research and curation in support of the Garden's mission. With ca. 35,600 specimens, the lichen collection at the Garden is the second largest in California and the fourth largest west of the Mississippi River. The Tucker Lichenologist will curate this important collection, serve as a regional lichen expert for western North America, and maintain an independent research program focusing on lichen biodiversity, taxonomy, systematics, and/or ecology. 

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Entry-Level Plant Ecologist / Plant Biologist

We have an immediate opening in our Los Gatos office for a full-time, entry-level plant ecologist/plant biologist. This person will conduct field studies, including plant community mapping, rare plant surveys, and wetland assessments and delineations, and will prepare a variety of reports/technical studies, including biological resource reports, resource agency permit applications, and natural resource management plans. 

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Botanical Advocacy Leadership Award 2018

The Botanical Society of America (BSA) and the American Society of Plant Taxonomists (ASPT) are pleased to invite applications for the annual Botanical Advocacy Leadership Award. This award organized by the Environmental and Public Policy Committees of BSA and ASPT aims to support local efforts that contribute to shaping public policy on issues relevant to plant sciences.

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Tropical Botany Class 2018

Tropical Botany is an intensive course of study in the biology and systematics of tropical plants. The class is largely based on the extensive holdings of tropical vascular plants at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, The Kampong of the National Tropical Botanical Garden, University of Miami’s Gifford Arboretum, and the Montgomery Botanical Center.

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Senior Research Leader- Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

We are seeking an excellent scientist to lead plant systematic research in Kew’s Comparative Plant and Fungal Biology department, one of six departments in the Science Directorate. Building on Kew’s outstanding collections and scientific strengths, you will lead the Integrated Monography group, a team of world-class plant systematic experts, and establish your own research programme focused on a specific plant group of significance to ecosystems and human well-being.

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2018 ASPT CVD Travel Award

The ASPT Environmental and Public Policy Committee (EPPC) invites applications for the first annual ASPT CVD Travel Grant. This award provides up to $750 to be reimbursed for expenses such as transportation, room, and board for one early-career botanist to attend the Congressional Visits Day (CVD) in Washington, D.C., held 17–18 April 2018.

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Call for Nominations for 2018 ASPT Awards

Nominations for the ASPT's Society Awards for 2018 (Asa Gray Award, Peter Raven Award, Undergraduate Research Prize, and the renamed Engagement and Excellence in Plant Systematics Education Award) are being accepted through February 28th.  

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Research Experience for Undergraduates Program-Chicago Botanic Garden

Applications now open for the Chicago Botanic Garden summer 2018 Research Experience for Undergraduates Program: From Genes to Ecosystems! Learn more about our program, application process, and contact information at our website https://www.cbgreu.org. 

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Research Scientist – Phycologist-Canadian Museum of Nature (CMN)

The Canadian Museum of Nature (CMN) is seeking a dynamic, innovative and creative phycologist to conceive, design and conduct a program of independent and collaborative, field and collection-based systematic research on algae; to publish results of scientific research; to contribute to and provide advice on the development and use of the National Herbarium of Canada algae collection; and to work with other museum staff on the development and production of exhibits, outreach and educational programs.

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