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 60 travel grants for $300 each to attend Botany 2019 in Tucson, Arizona. Please see the attached application form and instructions.
Research proposals are now being accepted for the 2019 Earl Core Student Research Award from the Southern Appalachian Botanical Society. The award provides up to $1,200 in support of student research projects in plant taxonomy, systematics, or ecology.
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
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 ASPT Environmental and Public Policy Committee invites applications for the 2019 ASPT Public Policy Award.
The 2018 Grady & Barbara Webster Award for Outstanding Publication in Plant Systematics was presented at the Botany 2018 Banquet to Matthew Pace and Ken Cameron for their paper entitled "Systematics of the Spiranthes cernua species complex (Orchidaceae): untangling the Gordian Knot".
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.