ASPT would like to submit a nomination for the BioOne Ambassador Award, but the timeline is short. If you have someone in mind to nominate or you wish to self-nominate, please provide a 250 word max statement (click for more info) to Mark Fishbein by 5 pm CT on Friday, February 15. The nomination should state why you believe the nominee (who meets the criteria) deserves to be recognized for an influential article that was published in Systematic Botany vol. 43 (2018).
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 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.
The American Society of Plant Taxonomists (ASPT) has selected Dr. Vicki Funk as its 2018 Asa Gray Award recipient. The prestigious award—named after arguably the most influential North American Botanist of the 19th Century—recognizes lifetime achievement in plant systematics.
The American Society of Plant Taxonomists (ASPT) has selected Chris Martine, the David Burpee Chair in Plant Genetics & Research and the Director of the Manning Herbarium at Bucknell University, as its 2018 Peter Raven Award recipient.
Oregon State University’s Dr. Melanie Link-Pérez has been selected as the recipient of this year’s Engagement and Excellence in Plant Systematics Education Award (EEPSEA) from the America Society of Plant Taxonomists (ASPT). The EEPSEA award was established in 2013 in order to recognize educators who have implemented and developed innovative methods for engaging students in the study of plant systematics in the classroom, laboratory or during outreach activities.