The call for nominations is now out for several of ASPT's annual awards. The Peter Raven Award, Asa Gray Award, Engagement and Excellence in Plant Systematics Education Award (EEPSEA), and Undergraduate Research Prize all have nomination deadlines of February 28, 2019. Please visit the ASPT Awards webpage, for more information.
The memorial fund in Jessica’s honor is in the process of becoming a trust account with James, Jessica’s adopted son, named as the beneficiary. Trustees include Danielle Black, Lucinda McDade, & Ingrid Jordan-Thaden. You can give at https://www.gofundme.com/jessica-m-orozco-fund-for-james?#updates
Dr. P. Roxanne Kellar, University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO), is seeking to recruit students interested in a Master’s degree in molecular plant systematics and/or phylogenetic diversity to conduct research in her lab.
The ASPT Environmental and Public Policy Committee invites applications for the 2019 ASPT Public Policy Award.
Conference organizers for Botany 2019 (Tucson, AZ) are accepting proposals for workshops until December 29th, 2018.
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The Polly Hill Arboretum on the island of Martha’s Vineyard is seeking applicants eager to gain experience in the curation and management of living collections.
In cooperation with the National Park Service and Capitol Reef National Park, the Great Basin Institute is recruiting a Botany Field Team Lead to join our AmeriCorps program. The Botany Field Team Lead will support the Capitol Reef National Park Division of Resource Management & Science and serve as a member of the rare plant monitoring crew assisting resource staff with surveys and demographic monitoring of three federally listed plant species.
Dr. Hugh Daniel Wilson, Emeritus Professor of Biology and former Curator of the TAMU Herbarium at Texas A&M University, died November 5, 2018.
The Department of Plant Biology, Ecology, and Evolution at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor to begin August 2019. The ideal candidate will address fundamental questions in biology with research interests in plant secondary metabolism (broadly defined), including specialties such as biochemistry, genetics, molecular biology, and/or ethnobotany of plant secondary metabolites, or other related fields. Women and minority candidates are especially encouraged to apply.