Curatorial Assistant II - Harvard University Herbaria

The Curatorial Assistant II will data base and image plant specimens at the Harvard University Herbaria (HUH) and may also perform some conservation and repair of damaged specimens.

Please use the Harvard Careers website for information and to apply.


Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology - Manchester University

A two-year, full-time faculty position in Plant Ecology. Applicants whose research integrates field and collection-based studies, and that uses molecular techniques to address questions related to systematics or evolution of vascular plants are encouraged to apply. Possibility to continue as tenure-track position after completion of the visiting appointment.


Your Help Needed! Student Travel Campaign

ASPT has a big, but happy, financial problem.  We received the largest number of applications ever from students seeking travel grants to attend Botany 2019 and we want to raise additional funds to cover those who will not be able to otherwise receive funds without your help. Society support can mean the world to a student and foster long-term membership; consider making an additional donation to ASPT before 30 April 2019 to help out.


Botany Collection Internship - Museum of Northern Arizona (MNA)

Gain professional museum experience while working in a region surrounded by remarkable landscapes and Native American cultures. Housing and a hourly wage provided between May 1st and September 30th, 2019. Open until filled, review begins April 15, 2019.


Research Scientist, New World Succulents - Desert Botanical Garden

Desert Botanical Garden is seeking a Research Scientist with an area of specialization in any aspect of the biology and conservation of New World succulent plants, with special emphasis on cactus and agaves. Deadline: 15 April 2019


Obituary: Dr. Karl Peter Buttler

Dr. Karl Peter Buttler (1942-2018) was a botanist, ecologist, systematist and expert in orchids. He was a member of ASPT from 1976 until his death. Colleagues at the Wetterau Society described Karl a very sympathetic, calm and active person.

Dr. Buttler studied biology at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main , from 1961 to 1963 and then at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich. In 1967 he received his doctorate in Munich in the working group of Hermann Merxmüller with a dissertation on "Cytotaxonomic studies on Central and southern European Draba species". He was then employed as a scientific assistant at the Institute for Systematic Botany at the University of Munich. In later years he worked as a freelance Botanist and non-fiction author in Frankfurt am Main and Offenbach am Main.

Dr. Buttler collected numerous plants for various herbaria; 32,000 of which are at the Herbarium Senckenbergianum Frankfurt/M. (FR). He was the lead author of the updated "List of Vascular Plants in Germany", which was published in December 2018 in cooperation with the Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN). Karl also helped co-author the third and fourth versions of the IUCN Red List of Ferns and Seed Plants in Hesse in 1997 and 2008.

A funeral for Dr. Karl Peter Buttler was held on 11 Jan 2019 and he was buried in the Frankfurt-Bornheim cemetery.


HR 1572 (Botany Bill) reintroduced

The “Botany Bill” (HR 1572) was reintroduced in the US House of Representatives last week. If it becomes law this bill will improve staffing by trained botanists on federal lands, fund research on recovery of T&E and invasive species, and develop policies for the use of native plants in land management activities. Members are encouraged to learn more about this bill at