The Botanical Society of America

Our Mission: To inspire and promote an inclusive global community committed to advancing fundamental knowledge and innovation in the botanical sciences for the benefit of people and the environment.

BSA Strategic PlanStrategic Priorities

Human Diversity, Equity and Inclusion 
Research and Scholarly Excellence 
Organizational Impact and Visibility 
Professional Development

To see the BSA Strategic Plan click here (PDF).


Diversity and inclusion are core values of the Botanical Society of America. Click here to read BSA's 2020 Response to Racism Against our Black Colleagues and Community. Click here to read our 2021 Statement Against AAPI Racism.

To provide feedback to the Society on ways we can make improvements in relation to DEI, please use this form.


BSA Spotlight Series


The BSA Spotlight Series highlights early career scientists in the BSA community and shares both scientific goals and achievements, as well as personal interests of the botanical scientists, so you can get to know your BSA community better.

Click here to visit the BSA Spotlight Series hompage.


Society Publications & Research Journals

 

Join the BSA Early Career Advisory Board!

Click here to learn more about the Early Career Advisory Board.

 

SPECIAL ISSUE CALL FOR PAPERS: AJB and APPS 
“Pollen as the Link Between Phenotype and Fitness”

Special Issue: Pollen

We are pleased to announce a call for papers for two upcoming companion special issues on pollen transfer and its consequences for plant and pollinator fitness to be published in the Botanical Society of America’s journals, the American Journal of Botany (AJB) and Applications in Plant Sciences (APPS).

Click here for more information.

 


Educational Outreach

Want to make a difference in the classroom without setting foot in the classroom? Join PlantingScience to participate in online mentoring of 6-12 grade students around the world!


Books for Review

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Luschiim’s Plants: Traditional Indigenous Food, Materials and Medicines
Charlie, Luschiim Arvid and Nancy J. Turner. 2021. ISBN: 9781550179453. (Paperback US$29.95). 288 pp. Harbour Publishing.
Tropical Arctic: Lost Plants, Future Climates, and the Discovery of Ancient Greenland
McElwain, Jennifer C., Marlene Hill Donnelly, and Ian J. Glasspool. 2021. ISBN: 978-0-226-53443-5. (Cloth US$30). 144 pp. University of Chicago Press
Lichen Field Guide for Oklahoma and Surrounding States
Strawn, Sheila A. 2021 ISBN: 978-1-889878-62-1. (hardcover US$30). 131 pp. BRIT press