ANNOUNCEMENTS

Flora of the Pacific Northwest just released

Fully revised and updated version of the 1973 edition by C. L. Hitchcock and Art Cronquist. Over 1000 new taxa and updated taxonomy and nomenclature. The first updated Flora for most taxa in the region in over 50 years.

Permalink: https://aspt.net/news-blog/2018/flora-of-the-pacific-northwest-just-released

FAQ about new Brazilian regulations governing biological materials

Below is a link to the FAQ document about Brazilian regulations governing foreign use of biological materials. This legislation may have implications for herbaria and ASPT members who are or have done research in Brazil and conduct specimen exchange.

http://www.mma.gov.br/images/arquivo/80043/camara-setorial-academia/links_e_documentos/FAQ_on_Law_13.123_for_foreign_biological_collections.pdf

Permalink: https://aspt.net/news-blog/2018/faq-about-new-brazilian-regulations-governing-biological-materials

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.

Permalink: https://aspt.net/news-blog/2018/training-course-in-tropical-field-botany

2018 Cooley Award

The American Society of Plant Taxonomists (ASPT) has selected Dr. Rebecca Stubbs as its 2018 George R. Cooley Award recipient. Considered one of the most prestigious early-career recognitions in the plant sciences, the award is named for George R. Cooley, a successful banker who studied plants and worked in conservation in retirement.

Permalink: https://aspt.net/news-blog/2018/2018-cooley