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.


Botany360 Logo

Botany360 is a community event calendar that highlights events happening during the 360 days outside of the Botany Conferences. The goal of this program is to connect the plant science community throughout the year with professional development, discussion sessions, and networking and social opportunities. Recordings to some events will be available on the Botany360 webpage.


Botany360 Calendar Thumbnail  To see the event calendar click here

  Do you want your event to be on the Botany360 calendar?
  Email aneely@botany.org for more information.


Society Publications & Research Journals

APPS SPECIAL ISSUE CALL FOR PAPERS: “Resilient botany: Innovation in the face of limited mobility and resources”
Proposal Submission Deadline: September 16, 2022

We are pleased to announce a call for papers for a special issue of Applications in Plant Sciences, “Resilient botany: Innovation in the face of limited mobility and resources.” This special issue aims to showcase a collection of articles describing how botanists have creatively leveraged resources at hand to continue their research in the face of restricted mobility, limited funding, and disrupted supply chains. Our intent is for the issue to span diverse topics and scales across botanical research; we welcome novel laboratory, field, herbarium techniques, new software, and mini-reviews.

Click here for more information (or click here for a PDF).
 

APPS SPECIAL ISSUE CALL FOR PAPERS: “Advances in Plant Imaging across Scales”
Proposal Submission Deadline: August 5, 2022

Applications in Plant Sciences (APPS) is accepting proposals for a special issue: "Advances in Plant Imaging across Scales." The goal of this special issue is to explore how new imaging technologies are enabling novel research into plant form and function, genomics, ecology, and evolution. The issue will highlight novel imaging and image processing techniques targeted to plants at any scale of organization. We encourage the submission of new tools, techniques, protocols, software/pipelines, and reviews of imaging techniques or image processing.

For more information click here, or click here for a PDF.

 


PlantingScience.org


PlantingScience

PlantingScience is a free online resource to teachers and schools. The program provides volunteer scientists, resources, and activities to support innovation in teaching, learning, and mentoring. To learn more, or to get involved, click here.


Books for Review

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Descent and Logic in Biosystematics
McCabe, Thomas. 2021. ISBN: 978-0-578-75848-0. (Electronic book, PDF format). 130 pp. Perseverant Publishing.
Rewilding Agricultural Landscapes: A California Study in Rebalancing the Needs of People and Nature
Butterfield, H. Scott, T. Rodd Kelsey, and Abigail K. Hart (eds). 2021. ISBN: 9781642831269. (Paper US$39). 252 pp. Island Press
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