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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
The International Symposium and Summer Schools (AKTRU2019) is an interdisciplinary forum in education and research of various subject areas of life and earth sciences including studies of soil, atmosphere, biodiversity, climatology, geology, paleontology, glaciology with the specific focus on sustainable global and regional development. The AKTRU2019 will include three days symposium (July 8-10) to be held at tourist resort “Manzherok” at the Altai mountains followed by two Summer schools and research field trip organized by three Siberian universities. The international experts are invited to present research papers at the symposium and tutorial lectures at the Summer schools. Young researchers and students are welcome to present posters at the symposium and join the Summer schools. The Symposium topics will also cover several aspects of global and regional sustainability such as renewable energy and socio-economics of remote regions.
The American Penstemon Society is once again seeking proposals for funding. The purpose of the APS Special Projects Program, $1000 maximum, is to stimulate activities that promote knowledge and appreciation of Penstemons. Many kinds of projects will be considered. In addition, APS provides a grant for graduate students, with funding up to $2000, whose research directly involves Penstemons.
A workshop held 30 October – 1 November 2018 at Oak Spring Garden in Upperville, VA under the leadership of the Biodiversity Collections Network (BCoN) addressed the future deployment of data held in U.S. biodiversity collections for research, policy and education. In their discussions, participants drew heavily on recent literature as well as surveys, meetings and workshops held over the past year with the stakeholder community of collections professionals, researchers, and educators.
A report derived from the workshop and stakeholder outreach is now available for public comment. The comment period will be open until 5:00 PM Eastern on 1 February 2019. Please send your comments to Dr. Barbara Thiers at email@example.com.
A final version of the report will be issued in early February after user feedback is incorporated.
For more information click here.
Research proposals are now being accepted for the 2019 Earl Core Student Research Award from the Southern Appalachian Botanical Society. The award provides up to $1,200 in support of student research projects in plant taxonomy, systematics, or ecology. Undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to apply, but the student and advisor must be members of SABS to be considered. More details and the application can be found at http://sabs.us/awards/earl-core-student-research-award/. Proposals are due by February 28, 2019 to be considered. Awards will be announced in April.
In Partnership with the American Museum of Natural History and the Southwestern Research Station, we are proud to announce the 21st installment of The Bee Course. The Bee Course is a ten day workshop held at the Southwestern Research Station in Portal, Arizona from August 18th through the 28th, 2019. The 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, a list of this year’s instructors, and course testimonials, please visit our new website at www.thebeecourse.org
Please join us at the World Food Prize Foundation and the Des Moines Botanical Garden for an exciting collaboration and upcoming symposium this spring:
Celebrating Crop Diversity: Connecting Agriculture, Public Gardens, and Science
Tuesday April 2 to Thursday April 4, 2019
Des Moines, Iowa
Hosts: World Food Prize Foundation and Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden
Prepare to kick-off visionary strategies and achieve far reaching targets when we bring together plant breeding and industry, public-garden based crop wild relative research, education, and outreach and germplasm repository communities! Sessions will address target lists and collections networks, conservation and breeding applications, food security, and social justice, all while inspiring scientists and educators to change the crop wild relative issue in our own backyards and globally! Receive tools for collaborations to bring cutting edge science into exhibits, build urban community inclusion through agriculture, address interpretation and engagement between universities and their gardens, and engage community youth in programs that actually lead to careers in agriculture, horticulture, or natural resource science.
Are you an undergraduate looking for a summer research opportunity in the broad fields of evolution, ecology, or environmental biology? Consider a new REU program based in the Dept. of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology (OEB) at Harvard. The program is called Evolution, Ecology, and Environment (E3 REU) and we will be welcoming our first group of interns summer of 2019. We are particularly interested in identifying underrepresented minority or first generation students who are interested in exploring research opportunities in evolution and ecology that might not otherwise be available at their home institution.
Announcing Travel Awards for the 5th Life Discovery - Doing Science Education Conference. Applications are due on Jan 31, 2019. To increase the diversity of participants and institutions, funds are available to support educator travel and conference registration to the 2019 Life Discovery – Doing Science Education conference (LDC) These travel awards are made possible through support from our sponsors.
Early Bird Registration deadline: Feb 15, 2019
Travel Award Application deadline: Jan 31, 2019
The Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis, MO will be offering an NSF-funded Research Experiences for Undergraduates summer program in 2019. 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.
The National Science Foundation's (NSF) Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO) is requesting input from the community on fundamental biological research questions and topics, specifically on the idea of creating “Integration Institutes for Cross-cutting Biology” to integrate diverse sub-disciplines of biology and support collaborative teams of researchers. NSF seeks ideas that span multiple levels of organization in living systems and require expertise from diverse biological subdisciplines.
The deadline for submissions is March 1, 2019. The Request for Information is available here: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2019/nsf19027/nsf19027.jsp