Gordon Conference on Multiscale Plant Vascular Biology

Contributed by hcacanindin on Feb 27, 2018 - 02:07 PM
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We are delighted to invite you to the 2018 Gordon Research Conference on Multiscale Plant Vascular Biology, which will be held at Mt. Snow, Vermont from June 17-22, 2018.  The theme of this meeting is Plasticity in Plant Vascular Systems: Roles, Limits and Consequences. The deadline for poster abstract submission is May 20, 2018

This event will be preceded by the 2018 Gordon Research Seminar, a two-day forum for graduate students, post-docs and other scientists with comparable levels of experience and education to present their research and share ideas. This meeting will focus on the Knowns and Unknowns of Plant Vascular Responses to Environmental Change and will be held from June 16-17, 2018. For those interested in being considered for a talk, the deadline is March 16th, and for all others the application deadline is May 19th.

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Tropical Botany 2018

Contributed by admin on Feb 15, 2018 - 12:32 AM
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Tropical Botany is an intensive course of study in the biology and systematics of tropical plants. The class is largely based on the extensive holdings of tropical vascular plants at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, The Kampong of the National Tropical Botanical Garden, University of Miami’s Gifford Arboretum, and the Montgomery Botanical Center.  These gardens have the largest living collections of tropical plants in the United States.  Additionally, field trips to the Florida Everglades, the Florida Keys, and adjacent natural areas are included.  The natural vegetation of South Florida, which includes littoral and dry land habitats, mixed tropical hardwood hammocks, pinelands, and mangrove communities, introduces students to the diversity of tropical vegetation. For more information, please email

Plant BLOOME Awards

Contributed by hcacanindin on Jan 25, 2018 - 02:35 PM

Plant BLOOME 2018- Applications now being accepted

In 1995, ASPB established Plant BLOOME with the goal to enhance public awareness and understanding of the essential roles of plants in all areas of life. Plant BLOOME 2018 is open to ASPB members with education and outreach projects that advance youth, student, and general public knowledge and appreciation of plant biology. These projects should strive to promote and explain varying facets of the:

  • Importance of plants for the sustainable production of medicine, food, fibers, and fuels;
  • Critical role plants play in sustaining functional ecosystems in changing environments;
  • Latest developments in plant biotechnologies, including genetic modifications that improve the quality and disease- and stress-resistance of crops;
  • Discoveries made in plants that have led to improved human health and wellbeing; and
  • Range of careers related to plant biology or available to plant biologists.

A maximum award size of $50,000 can be requested for the one-year funding cycle. Projects can begin any time after recipients are notified. Applications will be accepted December 1, 2017 - April 2, 2018 (11:59 ET). Learn more and apply at


4th International Brachypodium Conference

Contributed by hcacanindin on Jan 25, 2018 - 02:24 PM

4th International Brachypodium Conference on 25-28 June 2019, in Huesca, Spain. The conference will be organized by the University of Zaragoza - Huesca Campus and will be held at the Huesca Convention Centre.

This biennial meeting follows successful conferences in France in 2011, Italy in 2013, USA in 2015, and China in 2017.

Brachypodium distachyon has proven to be an outstanding model system for functional, comparative, and other studies in plant biology and crop improvement. Recently, the model has been extended to include other annual and perennial Brachypodium species opening the door to explorations of polyploid genome evolution and perenniality. We will gather to share and discuss the latest discoveries, tool and resource developments, establish collaborations and identify avenues for future research.

You can visit our 4th IBC 2019 web site at to get updated information on the conference. The registration period will be open from January 2019 on.

We look forward to meeting you at Huesca and enjoying the Central Pre-Pyrenees and Pyrenees, one of the world “hotspots” of Brachypodium diversity.

The Bee Course

Contributed by hcacanindin on Dec 15, 2017 - 02:13 PM

In Partnership with the American Museum of Natural History and the Southwestern 
Research Station, we are proud to announce the 20th installment of The Bee Course.  Held 
in Portal, Arizona from August 20th through the 30th, the Bee Course is designed to 
provide biologists interested in pollinators with the tools and knowledge necessary to 
collect, process, and to begin to identify bee specimens.  We encourage all interested 
parties to apply.  For more information, including instructions on how to apply, please visit 
our new home at  Applications are due before March 1, 2018.

Pan-American Scholars Program

Contributed by hcacanindin on Dec 13, 2017 - 04:51 PM

It is with pleasure that the Botanical Society of America (BSA) and the Latin American Botanical Society (ALB) announce the Pan-American Scholar program associated with the XII Latin American Botanical Congress to be held in Quito, Ecuador 21-28 October 2018. Four awards will be made to participants ($1,500 each) who will be called ‘Pan-American Scholars’. Applicants eligible to apply must be members of the BSA (Two awards) or ALB (Two awards) and early career professionals and faculty members who have received their PhD within 5 years.

Summer 2018 REU in Botany and Conservation Biology

Contributed by hcacanindin on Dec 13, 2017 - 03:23 PM

The Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis, MO will be offering an NSF-funded Research Experiences for Undergraduates summer program in 2018. Ten students will be chosen to participate in a ten-week program involving full-time work on an independent research project, with the guidance of a staff mentor, in addition to educational seminars, discussion sessions and field trips. Available research projects deal with subjects including taxonomy, conservation biology, population genetics and speciation, ethnobotany, and crop development. Students will receive a weekly stipend as well as housing, food, transportation, and funding for research supplies. Eligible students are U.S. citizens or permanent residents who will be returning to school in the fall semester after the REU program. Students from underrepresented groups and from schools with limited research infrastructure are particularly encouraged to apply. The application deadline is February 28, 2018. Further information on the program, available mentors and projects, and how to apply can be obtained from the website: If the website does not answer your questions, please email

The Twelfth Latin American Botanical Congress

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XII Latin American Botanical Congress

October 21-28, 2018, Quito, Ecuador

Next Generation Biology: from Species to Ecosystems

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64th Annual Fall Symposium

Next Generation Biology: from Species to Ecosystems

Missouri Botanical Garden

St. Louis, Missouri

October 13-14, 2017

Organizing committee: Monica Carlsen, Christy Edwards,
Peter Hoch, Iván Jiménez, and James Miller

How to be an Effective Conference Session Moderator

Contributed by rhund on Jun 24, 2017 - 12:38 PM

If you are a new researcher embarking on your career, one of the best and quickest ways for you to develop your professional network is to act as a session moderator at a conference in your field. Not only does this associate your name with a topic or area, but you will also have the opportunity to connect with your peers and to meet top senior researchers in your field. For the God’s sake, play Canadian casino – Jackpot City - it really pays out, unlike online casinos from any other country. However, this is also a very public role that you may feel hesitant at first to embrace. Here are a few tips to get you started.

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