ASPT is seeking applicants for the Society’s annual graduate student research grants competition. Support is available for both masters and doctoral students to conduct fieldwork, herbarium studies, and/or laboratory research in any area of plant systematics. Proposals will be funded on the basis of merit, regardless of the research area within systematics. Deadline: 28 Feb 2019
Dr. Neil A. Harriman, Emeritus Professor of Biology and former Curator of the OSH Herbarium at University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, died December 7, 2018.
The Morris Arboretum and The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University are seeking an intern for the Flora of Pennsylvania program. The intern will receive training and work experience in many aspects of managing collections in a major herbarium, and an opportunity to contribute to a modern state flora through a research project. Applications are strongly encouraged from individuals in minority groups.
Ten students will be chosen to participate in a ten-week program involving full-time work on an independent research project, with the guidance of a staff mentor, in addition to educational seminars, discussion sessions and field trips. Available projects deal with subjects including plant taxonomy, restoration ecology, conservation biology, plant morphology, and emerging crops. Application deadline is February 28, 2019.
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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