AMERICAN SOCIETY OF PLANT TAXONOMISTS NEWSLETTER

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    Contents

  • ASPT News
  • New Editor of ASPT Newsletter [1 August 2008]
  • 2008 ASPT Awards Announced in Vancouver [1 August 2008]
  • Recipients of 2008 ASPT Graduate Student Research Grants [10 July 2008]
  • Results of ASPT Election [11 July 2008]
  • New Issues of Systematic Botany Monographs [5 July 2008]
  • Officers and Committees of ASPT [Updated 19 September 07]
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  • In Memoriam [23 July 08]
  • People [12 February 08]
  • Job Opportunities [8 August 08]
  • Fellowships, Internships, Post-Docs [20 June 08]
  • Special Exhibits [No Entries]
  • News from Herbaria and Collections [11 April 08]
  • Organizations [No entries]
  • Institutions [No entries]
  • News from other Societies [No entries]
  • Funding and Award Opportunities [21 July 08]
  • Symposia and Meetings [27 May 08]
  • New Serials and News about Serials [No entries]
  • Special Courses [no entries]
  • New Books Received by ASPT [9 July 08]
  • Electronically Distributed Products] [No entries]
  • New Web Sites [7 February 2008]
  • Services Available and Commercial Products [No entries]
  • Past Issues of the ASPT Newsletter
  • ASPT NEWS

    New Editor of ASPT Newsletter

    Eric Roalson will become the new editor of the ASPT Newsletter effective 15 August 2008. Please send all Newsletter items to him after this date. Eric will continue as Webmaster of the ASPT website. As outgoing editor, I want to thank all those who have assisted with the Newsletter, especially Linda Brown, Chris Anderson, past ASPT presidents and officers who sent in new items, Chris Haufler for first asking me to be editor, and Charlie Warwick, who does the page layout. — Ken Robertson, Emeritus, Illinois Natural History Survey. [Posted 25 July 2008]


    2008 ASPT Awards

    The following ASPT awards were announced at Botany 2008 in Vancouver.

    Asa Gray Award — The recipient of the 2008 Asa Gray Award is William R. Anderson (University of Michigan). Highlights of Dr. Anderson's many accomplishments include the following: 1) High productivity and high quality of scholarship in systematics of Malpighiaceae, a family for which he is recognized as the world's expert; 2) Excellence in undergraduate and graduate teaching, including mentoring many students who are now practicing systematists; 3) Served as president of ASPT, and has served for 21 years (and continues to serve) on Committee for Spermatophyta, IAPT; 4) Editor of 8 volumes of Flora Novo-Galiciana; and 5) Served as Director of University of Michigan Herbarium for 13 years.

    Peter Raven Award — The recipient of the 2008 Peter Raven Award is W. Hardy Eshbaugh (Miami University). Highlights of Dr. Eshbaugh's many accomplishments include the following: 1) Trip leader and/or trip botanist with ecotourism trips to Antarctica, Belize, Brazil, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Peru, and Uganda; 2) Designed and taught courses in Amazonia, Bahamas, Newfoundland, and Nova Scotia; 3) Numerous popular writings and lectures on conservation and natural history; 4) Active volunteer with and served on boards of Ohio Chapter of Nature Conservancy, National Audubon Society, Hawk Mountain, Atlantic Salmon Federation, and several local conservation organizations; and 5) Served as president of ASPT, AIBS, BSA, Society for Economic Botany.

    George R. Cooley Award for Best Contributed Paper in Systematics — The recipient of the 2008 Cooley Award is Brian Knaus of Oregon State University. The title of Brian's presentation was "A fistfull of Astragalus: incipient speciation in the American West?" Brian's co-authors are R. C. Cronn and Aaron Liston. [Posted 1 August 2008]


    Recipients of 2008 ASPT Graduate Student Research Grants

    Amounts of awards varied from $750 to $1,000.


    Results of ASPT Election


    New Issues of Systematic Botany Monographs