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.

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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 for more information.

Society Publications & Research Journals


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.

Applications Now Being Accepted for the APPS Reviewing Editor Board
Application deadline: July 1, 2022
Term starts September 1, 2022

The APPS Reviewing Editor board provides a singular experience that helps developing scientists gain a behind-the-scenes understanding of the editorial and publication processes. Reviewing Editors serve a two-year term, during which they are mentored by APPS Editorial Board members and receive hands-on experience in the editorial and peer-review processes. Post-doctoral researchers and graduate students who have advanced to Ph.D. candidacy are eligible to apply.

Interested? More information is available by clicking here.


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

Click here to volunteer or see all books.
Luschiim’s Plants: Traditional Indigenous Food, Materials and Medicines
Charlie, Luschiim Arvid and Nancy J. Turner. 2021. ISBN: 9781550179453. (Paperback US$29.95). 288 pp. Harbour Publishing.
Auxin Signalling: From Synthesis to Systems Biology. 2nd Ed.
Weijers, Dolf, Karin Ljung, Mark Estelle, and Ottoline Leyser. 2022. ISBN 978-1-621824-00-8. (Hardcover, US$135). 468 pp. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press.
Descent and Logic in Biosystematics
McCabe, Thomas. 2021. ISBN: 978-0-578-75848-0. (Electronic book, PDF format). 130 pp. Perseverant Publishing.