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A series of virtual and face-to-face events engaging and exciting diverse expertise for the purpose of reintegrating biology.

Contributed by aneely on Sep 06, 2019 - 06:06 PM
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Help generate ideas that will unify and advance the biological sciences. The NSF directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO), the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) and KnowInnovation (KI) would like to let you know of the opportunity to participate in a series of NSF-funded virtual and in-person events focused on identifying the opportunities and challenges for reintegrating research across the biology subdisciplines. More details can be found at https://reintegratingbiology.org/.


The Missouri Botanical Garden will host its 66th Annual Fall Symposium entitled “The Origins and Maintenance of Neotropical Biodiversity” on October 11-12, 2019

Contributed by aneely on Sep 06, 2019 - 05:32 PM
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The Missouri Botanical Garden will host its 66th Annual Fall Symposium entitled “The Origins and Maintenance of Neotropical Biodiversity” on October 11-12, 2019.

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! For more information about the symposium, speakers, registration, local accommodations, posters and travel awards for students, please follow this link: www.mobot.org/symposium

Registration includes access to Friday evening mixer, and Saturday all-day scientific program, coffee breaks and lunch. MBG staff and local students can register for free using a prepaid access code, please inquire before registering.


Get Published: Your How-To Guide, BSA and Wiley & Sons Workshop at the XXI Mexican Botanical Congress

Contributed by aneely on Aug 28, 2019 - 03:27 PM
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BSA and Wiley & Sons presents Get Published: Your How-To Guide, A Step-by-step primer from pre-submission to post-publication.  This two hour workshop will take place at the XXI Mexican Botanical Congress October 23, 2019.


Joint Botanical Collection

Contributed by aneely on Aug 13, 2019 - 04:28 PM
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Enjoy this collection of important research from Physiologia Plantarum, Taxon, Nordic Journal of Botany, American Journal of Botany and Applications in Plant Sciences. Free access until 31st October 2019.


American Philosophical Society Grants and Fellowships

Contributed by aneely on Jul 08, 2019 - 05:34 PM
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Every year the American Philosophical Society publishes their grant and fellowship programs.  Here is detailed information about the programs that pertain most directly to BSA and their members.

They have revised the Grants section of their website, www.amphilsoc.org, for 2019–2020. They will announce any changes to programs at their website, so we invite you to check the Grants section periodically.


Ruskin School of Art Offering Classes in Botanical Drawing

Contributed by aneely on May 14, 2019 - 08:18 PM
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The Ruskin School of Art at the University of Oxford has developed a varied programme of short courses for summer 2019, taught by Ruskin tutors and alumni.  Some courses include Botanical Drawing and Experimental Drawing with studio time, and time in meadows and gardens.


BSA President Andrea Wolfe Featured on NPR's Here and Now

Contributed by aneely on May 14, 2019 - 08:00 PM
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BSA President Andrea Wolfe was featured recently on the NPR and WBUR news program Here and Now. In the interview, she addresses plant blindness and the recent United Nations report on biodiversity and species extinction. Click Here to listen.

To read more about the U.N. report click here.


Announcing Eagle Hill Institute’s seminars on vascular plants

Contributed by aneely on May 13, 2019 - 06:40 PM
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In support of field biologists, researchers, field naturalists, faculty members, and students, and artists with interests in the natural history sciences, Eagle Hill has long been recognized as offering hard-to-find seminars which provide important opportunities for training and meeting others who are dedicated to continually learning more about natural history. These seminars are of special interest because they focus on the natural history of one of North America's most spectacular and pristine natural areas, the coast of eastern Maine ... from Acadia National Park to Petit Manan National Wildlife Refuge and beyond.


Invitation to the 2019 Joint Field Meeting of the BSA Northeastern Section

Contributed by aneely on Apr 01, 2019 - 08:34 PM
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August 11-25, 2019

Each year the Botanical Society of America, the Torrey Botanical Society, and the Philadelphia Botanical Club sponsor a field meeting in an area of the northeastern United States. The 2019 meeting will explore Adams County, Ohio and will be housed at Shawnee Lodge & Conference Center.


BCoN Report to Offer National Agenda for Biodiversity Collections Research and Education

Contributed by aneely on Apr 01, 2019 - 07:40 PM
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The Biodiversity Collections Network (BCoN) will release its new report, Extending U.S. Biodiversity Collections to Promote Research and Education, at 9:00 AM eastern time on April 4, 2019, at the National Press Club in Washington, DC.

You are invited to this event to learn more about this important report and what it means for science and society. The report is the outcome of a series of workshops and stakeholder conversations that BCoN has held over the past four years. Scientists familiar with the report have expressed enthusiasm for its recommendations.

This event is free and open to the public. Space is limited. Individuals confirmed to attend this briefing will be notified by e-mail by April 3, 2019.

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