Botanical Outreach and Communication Coordinator (Washington D.C.)

Applicants are being sought o assist with outreach efforts related to Seeds of Success and the Plant Conservation and Restoration Program of BLM, communicating with a wide variety of audiences including federal, state, local, and tribal agencies and elected officials; non-governmental organizations and interest groups; industry; traditional and new media outlets; public land users; and other stakeholders.

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Conservation and Land Management Internships

The Conservation and Land Management Internship Program places 75-100 college graduates in five-month paid internships to assist biologists with federal (BLM, NPS, FWS, FS, USGS, etc.) and non-profit partners. Interns gain hands-on experience applying their education in real-world setting, make connections in various governmental and non-profit organizations. Applicants with strong botany experience are especially encouraged to apply!

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Assistant Professor of Plant Biology - Mississippi State University

The Department of Biological Sciences at Mississippi State University invites applicants for a 9-month, tenure-track position in Plant Biology as Assistant Professor and Curator of the Mississippi State University Herbarium.

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Director of Science and Conservation - National Tropical Botanical Garden

The National Tropical Botanical Garden has an opening for a full-time Director of Science and Conservation, to start July 1, 2019. This position is based at the NTBG headquarters in the South Shore Gardens, Kalaheo, Kauai, Hawaii.

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Tenure Track Assistant Professor - Plant Biologist, Oklahoma State

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.

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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.

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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

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