Hans Walter Lack Receives the 2017 ASPT Peter Raven Award

The American Society of Plant Taxonomists (ASPT) has awarded Hans Walter Lack the 2017 Peter Raven Award. Dr. Lack was based at the Botanical Garden and Botanical Museum Berlin-Dahlem and served in the role as the Director of the Botanical Museum until his retirement in 2015. There Dr. Lack worked tirelessly in research and outreach. The award is named for Peter Raven, eminent botanist and President Emeritus of the Missouri Botanical Garden, and is awarded annually by the American Society of Plant Taxonomists to a plant systematist who has made exceptional efforts at outreach to non-scientists.  


Angela McDonnell Receives the 2017 ASPT George R. Cooley Award

The American Society of Plant Taxonomists (ASPT) has selected Angela McDonnell as its 2017 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.


Michael Donoghue Receives the 2017 ASPT Asa Gray Award

The American Society of Plant Taxonomists (ASPT) has selected Michael Donohue as its 2017 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.


ASPT Student Travel Grants for Botany 2017

Dear Fellow ASPT members:

The ASPT Membership Committee is happy to announce that the popular student travel grant lottery from previous years will be continued this year.  The ASPT Council approved awarding 45 travel grants for $300 each to attend Botany 2017 in Fort Worth, Texas, June 24–28, 2017.  Please see the linked form for the application and instructions.