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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.


International Workshop on Plant Membrane Biology

Contributed by aneely on Apr 01, 2019 - 07:19 PM
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IWPMB2019 7th-12th July 2019
Register and submit abstracts at iwpmb2019.psrg.org.uk
IMPORTANT DEADLINES – EARLY-BIRD REGISTRATION
AND ORAL ABSTRACT SUBMISSION CLOSE 15TH APRIL

Plants in the City: Virtual Herbaria Provide Clues to Our Past and Future

Contributed by aneely on Mar 07, 2019 - 09:34 PM
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On March 29-30, 2019 we are arranging a symposium/workshops at Rutgers University – New Brunswick, NJ on the topic Plants in the City: Virtual Herbaria Provide Clues to Our Past and Future

Join the NSF-funded Mid-Atlantic Megalopolis Project for a free research symposium and series of workshops around the topic of virtual herbaria and their use in research and community science projects.  For complete details click here for PDF.


4th International Brachypodium Conference

Contributed by aneely on Mar 07, 2019 - 09:18 PM
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The 4th International Brachypodium Conference is on 25-28 June 2019, in Huesca, Spain. You can visit our 4th IBC 2019 web site to get updated information on the conference. The registration period is open from January to May 2019.


Saclay Plant Sciences Summer School 2019

Contributed by aneely on Mar 07, 2019 - 09:08 PM
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The SPS Summer School 2019 is a one-week programme for outstanding and enthusiastic PhD students, as well as young post-docs, who have a question involving plant specialized metabolites in their project and want to acquire excellent training in this field.


CBHL Annual Meeting to be held in Phoenix

Contributed by aneely on Mar 07, 2019 - 04:11 PM
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The 51st annual meeting of the Council on Botanical and Horticultural Libraries, Inc. (CBHL) will be held in Phoenix, May 14-17, 2019. The meeting, “Adapt & Flourish in a Changing Climate,” will be hosted by the Desert Botanical Garden.

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