PLANT SCIENCE BULLETIN
A Publication of the Botanical Society of America, Inc.
VOLUME 29, NUMBER 5, OCTOBER, 1983
Emanuel D. Rudolph, Editor
Department of Botany
Ohio State University
1735 Neil Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210
Roy H. Saigo – University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire, WI 54701
John H. Thomas – Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305
Anitra Thorhaug – Florida International University, Key Biscayne, FL 33199
The Plant Science Bulletin is published six times a year, February, April, June, August, October, and December, at The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio 43210. Subscriptions $10.00/yr. Change of address should be sent to Editor. Second class postage paid at Columbus, OH.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
BOTANICAL SOCIETY NEWS
PHYCOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA AWARDS
EDITOR SEARCH COMMITTEE
MEETINGS AND COURSES
NOTICE TO KEEPERS OF PLANT SCIENCE BULLETIN
BOTANICAL SOCIETY NEWS
BSA Election Results:
William L. Stern was elected the new President-elect, and Gregory J. Anderson, was elected the new member of the Editorial Board, American Journal of Botany.
BSA Merit Awards:
These awards are made to persons judged to have made outstanding contributions to botanical science. The first awards were made in 1956 at the 50th anniversary of the Botanical Society, and one or more have been presented each year since that time. This year the Award Committee selected three botanists who are eminently qualified to join the ranks of merit awardees: Winslow R. Briggs, Carnegie Institution of Washington, "for pre-eminence in research ranging from vernation in ferns and hormone transport to the chemistry and biophysics of light-mediated growth of plants. He is researcher, professor and director par excellence." Harold A. Mooney, Stanford University, "In recognition of his efforts linking plant ecology and plant physiology; for his contributions to increasing our understanding of carbon balance, photosynthesis, and water relations of native plants." Richard Allen Popham, The Ohio State University, "in recognition of a long-term student of plant apices, including root, shoot and flower; histologist and anatomist with a penchant for precision; a hard-working and innovative manager of the purse strings of the Society's journal; - for his devotion to his field, to his students and to the Society."
Alston Award of Phytochemical Section:
Each year the Phytochemical Section of the Botanical Society of America presents the Ralph E. Alston Award of $100 for the best paper dealing with phytochemistry presented at the annual meeting. The 1983 Award was presented to Dr. Daniel J. Crawford, The Ohio State University, for his paper entitled "Allozyme variation in Corsopsis grandiflora (Compositae): divergence among the three diploid varieties and origin of the hexaploid variety."
Cookson Paleobotanical Award:
Each year the Isabel C. Cookson Award is given for the best contributed paper in paleobotany or palynology presented at the Annual Meeting. This year the Award was presented to Mr. Michael A. Cichan, The Ohio State University, for his presentation "The vascular cambium in Carboniferous plants: Arthropitys communis."
George R. Cooley Award:
The George R. Cooley Award is given annually by the American Society of Plant Taxonomists for the best paper in plant systematics presented at the annual meetings. This year the winner was Dr. Wayne J. Elisens, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, for his paper "Systematic approaches to generic delimitation in Maurandya senu lato (Scrophulariaceae)."
Darbaker Prize for Study of Microscopic Algae:
The recipient of this prize is selected by a Committee of the Botanical Society which bases its judgment primarily on papers published during the last two calendar years. Dr. Beatrice M. Sweeney, University of California, Santa Barbara was selected this year. Dr. Sweeney is a world-respected innovator in the study of circadian rhythms, particularly in the dinoflagellates. By bringing dinoflagellates into culture and by defining their multiple photoperiodic responses, especially the physiological and ultrastructural aspects of the circadian rhythms of their bioluminescence, she has influenced the research direction of many laboratories.
Ecological Section Best Student Paper:
This year for the first time the Ecological Sectin sponsored an award for the best student paper presented at the annual meetings. This year's winner was Dr. Candace Galen from the Botany Department at the University of Texas. Her paper, entitled "Ants, bumblebees, and seed production in floral scent morphs of Polemonium viscosum," examined the effects of pollinators and floral predators on seed production of sweet and skunky morphs of P. viscosum at two altitudes in alpine communities in Colorado.
The response to the year's award was overwhelmingly positive and the competition will be continued annually. For more information concerning next year's awards, contact Dr. Katherine Gross, Botany Department, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210. Contributions to the award fund can be sent to Dr. Barbara Schaal, Biology Department, Washington University, St. Louis, MO 63130.
The Henry Allen Gleason Award of the New York Botanical Garden is given annually, from a fund established by the late Dr. Gleason, for an outstanding recent publication in the field of plant taxonomy, plant ecology, or plant geography. This year it was awarded to Dr. Lyma Benson for his monumental work The Cacti of the United States and Canada, published by Stanford University Press. This beautifully illustrated book represents a portion of the knowledge from a lifetime study by the world's foremost Cactaceae specialist. He is to be congratulated for an excellent contribution, and for presenting information in a scientifically detailed yet very readable fashion.
The Jessie M. Greenman Award is presented by the Alumni Association of the Missouri Botanical Garden. The Award, of $250, was established to recognize published works based on doctoral dissertations in plant systematics. It is given for the paper judged best among those published during the previous year. The award-winning paper for 1983 is "The systematics and evolution of Fuchsi sect. Fuchsia (Onagraceae)" by Dr. Paul E. Berry of Universidad Simon Bolivar, Caracas, Venezuela.
Lawrence Memorial Award:
The Lawrence Memorial Fund was established at the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, Carnegie-Mellon University, to commemorate the life and achievements of its founding director, Dr. George H. M. Lawrence. Proceeds from the Fund are used to make an annual award in the amount of $1,000 to a doctoral candidate to support travel for dissertation research in systematic botany or horticulture, or the history of the plant sciences. The recipient of the Award is selected from candidates nominated by their major professors. Nominees may be from any country and the Award is made strictly on the basis of merit -- the recipient's general scholarly promise and the significance of the research proposed. The Award Committee includes representatives from the Hunt Institute, the Hunt Foundation, the Lawrence family, and the botanical community. The Lawrence Memorial Award for 1983 was to Mr. Raymond B. Cranfill, a student of Dr. Thomas Duncan at the University of California at Berkeley, for his dissertation research on the genus Pellaea in the Adiantaceae. The proceeds of the Award will help support his travel to Brazil and South Africa for field research.
The Jeanette Siron Pelton Award for sustained and imaginative productivity in the field of experimental plant morphology was established in 1969 by the Conservation and Research Foundation to honor the memory of the late Mrs. John F. Pelton. The 7th recipient of this Award was Dr. Todd J. Cooke, University of Maryland for his original and fundamental contributions to our understanding of fern gametophyte morphogenesis. As a result of his unique biophysical perspectives, Dr. Cooke's work has significantly altered previous views of the role of light and various biochemical agents on the control of gametophyte growth and differentiation.
Physiological Section Award:
Each year the Physiological Section of the Botanical Society of America presents an Award for the best student paper dealing with physiology presented at the annual meeting. The 1983 winner was Mr. Randy D. Allen, Texas A & M, for his paper entitled "Effects of metabolic inhibitors and growth regulators on storage protein mobilization in sunflower cotyledons."
Pteridological Section Award:
The Pteridological Award is given to encourage continued excellence in pteridological research and acknowledges presentation of an outstandinag paper at the annual meeting of the Pteridological Section. This year's Award went to Ms. Joan E. Nester, Iowa State University, for her paper entitled “Comparison of GA3-induced spore germination in Anemia mexicana and Anemia phyllitidis.”
PHYCOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA AWARDS
The Phycological Society of America sponsored 2 awards at the recent 34th Annual AIBS meetings held at the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks. The recipient of the 1983 Harold C. Bold Award was F. Gerald Plumley from the University of Georgia, Athens, who won the best student paper presentation with the title: “Selective accumulation of photosynthetic proteins in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii (Chlorophyceae) following pulsed additions of nitrogen.” The winner of the 1983 Gerald W. Prescott Award was Dr. Matthew J. Dring, Queen's University of Belfast. This first biennial award was presented by Dr. Prescott in recognition of an outstanding scholarly book or monograph devoted to algae. Dr. Dring's book is The Biology of Marine Plants published by Edward Arnold.
Dean W. Blinn, Chairman, G. W. Prescott Award and H. C. Bold Award Committees.
EDITOR SEARCH COMMITTEE
Call for nominations: My 5-year term as Editor-in-Chief of American Journal of Botany will end December 31, 1984. Therefore, in accordance with the by-laws of the Botanical Society of America, its president, Barbara Webster, has appointed a committee composed of the undersigned, together with Dr. William Stern (Botany Department, University of Florida, Gainesville), Dr. Ray Evert (Botany Department, University of Wisconsin, Madison), and Dr. Richard A. Popham (Botany Department, The Ohio State University, Columbus), to receive nominations and to select from among these the committee' s nominee to the Society. Nominations will be received by any member of the committee. Nominations should include a brief statement in support of the candidate(s) (not excluding yourself). The editor should have a respectable publication record. Editorial experience other than that normally acquired in academic service will be helpful but is not a requirement. Currently, the editorship carries an honorarium of $2,800 a year.
Knut Norstog, Editor-in-Chief, American Journal of Botany, Fairchild Tropical Garden, 11935 Old Cutler Road, Miami, Florida 33156
Assistance Needed for Science Software Newsletter:
The Center for Environmental Studies at Arizona State University is interested in publishing a newsletter dedicated to computer (particularly microcomputer) software and applications for the natural sciences. The newsletter would be published quarterly and would contain 1) a listing and short review of recent scientific software, with availability and compatibility specifications; 2) one or more articles on microcomputer techniques -- how to download software for different systems, how to choose between a minicomputer and a network of micros, etc.; 3) a form for advertising “custom” software -- a place where scientists who have written software for specialized modeling or applications (for microcomputers, minis, or main-frame) can list and describe programs for free use, exchange or sale. We are currently assessing the level of interest in such a publication among the scientific community, as an aid to obtaining necessary funding. If you are interested in seeing such a publication, would like further information regarding it, or would be willing to serve as a reviewer for new software and documentation, please call or write: Diana J. Gabaldon, Ph.D., Center for Environmental Studies, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287 (602) 965-3051.
Leitz Microscope Lenses Needed:
Used dipping cones and funnel stops for Leitz objective lenses and the Ultropak, to be used for R. Sattler's method of examining flower primorida are needed. If you have them and are willing to sell or lend them write to: Dr. Jack Fisher, Fairchild Tropical Garden, 11935 Old Cutler Road, Miami, FL 33156 (305) 665-2844.
Teaching Section Slide Exchange Program:
The Teaching Section's Slide Exchange Program was again very successful and will be continued and expanded. During the past year over 2500 color transparencies were duplicated for society members. New contributions to the collection were made by: John Bevington, Ping-chin Cheng, Darleen DeMason, Phil Dixon, John Hall, Dave Hicks, Lee Kass,
Walter Mozgala, Knut Norstog, Steve Pallardy, Douglas Reynolds, Marsh Sundberg, and Dave Webb. Slide sets now available include: Pollen Morphology and Paleobotany, Plant Geography, Plant Morphology, Sieve Tube and Xylem Differentiation, Floral Organography, Lichens, Economic Plants, Insectivorous Plants and Organography. Information about ordering slides, individually or as complete sets, as well as making contributions to the slide collection may be obtained from: Dr. Marsh Sundberg, Department of Biology, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, Eau Claire, WI 54701.
Books for Sale:
The library of Joseph G. Short, F.R.H.S., is being sold by his widow. It has texts and floras of botany and horticultural interest mainly dating from the 1940s to present with a few older ones, as well as English and New Zealand periodicals. Information is available from: Mrs. P. M. Short, 8 Moncrieff St., Wellington 1, New Zealand.
New Hunt Institute Exhibit:
The Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation at Carnegie-Mellon University will exhibit "Flora Portrayed: Classics of Botanical Art from the Hunt Institute Collection" from Oct. 24, 1983, through Feb. 24, 1984. The exhibition includes 88 of the Institute's finest works and represents the various eras of botanical art. It is accompanied by an illustrated book with an introductory text, running commentary and 55 color reproductions.
Shrub Research Consortium Formed:
The Forest Service's Intermountain Forest and Range Experiment Station, the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, Brigham Young University, and Utah State University announce the formation of a Shrub Research Consortium. Formed to promote, support, and coordinate programs of research and associated graduate education, the Consortium will be located at the Shrub Sciences Laboratory, Provo, Utah. Activities will relate to: (1) improvement and development of shrub plant materials; (2) methods of seeding, planting, culture, and management of shrubs in natural settings; and (3) assisting where feasible with publishing and disseminating research results.
Specific goals of the Consortium are to:
1. Develop a program consisting of statements of research needs and priorities and current studies aimed at meeting those needs. The Consortium may determine and set objectives, priorities, and guidelines for studies, based on interpretation of need, available funds, capabilities of institutions and personnel, and other work under way within or outside the Consortium. Principal areas of shrub research will include, but will not be limited to: ecology, genetics, pathology, entomology, soils, hydrology, wildlife habitat, and livestock grazing.
2. Encourage proposals to conduct research from both member and non-member institutions desiring to participate and capable of contributing appropriately to solving problems selected for study.
3. Arrange for printing and distribution of publications and reports.
4. Sponsor seminars, conferences, symposia, and other meetings to coordinate research on wildland shrubs and to disseminate research results.
Applications for membership from organizations involved in wildland shrub research are encouraged. For further information contact: Dr. Arthur R. Tiedemann, Chairman SRC, Shrub Sciences Laboratory, Intermountain Forest and Range Experiment Station, 735 N. 500 E., Provo, UT 84601.
News About IOPB:
The International Organization of Plant Biosystematists (IOPB) was founded in 1960 to promote international cooperation in the study of biosystematics. The IOPB is open to all persons working or interested in the field of biosystematics. The history and past activities of IOPB have been given in Taxon, 31:386-387, 1982. Membership fee for 1983-1987 is only $25.00. Send payment to: Dr. Liv Borgen, Secretary-Treasurer, IOPB, Botanical Garden and Museum, Trondheimsveien 23B, Oslo 5, Norway. Membership in IOPB is for the period between each International Botanical Congress (next in Berlin in 1987). The reorganization and new policies were formalized at a meeting of the IOPB Council in association with the recent IOPB Symposium, "Plant Biosystematics: Forty Years Later", held at McGill University, Montreal Canada, 17-21 July 1983.
The IOPB Newsletter is being reestablished and will be sent to all members who join the reorganized IOPB beginning in 1983. The Newsletter has been a useful source of information on biosystematists and biosystematic research being carried on throughout the world. Send items on current research, publications, requests for research materials, etc. to: Dr. Krystyna Urbanaska, Editor, IOPB Newsletter, Geobotanisches Institut, E.T.H., Zurichbergstrasse 38, CH-8044, Zurich, Switzerland.
Nominations Sought for Lawrence Memorial Award:
The Award Committee of the Lawrence Memorial Fund invites nominations for the 1984 Lawrence Memorial Award. Honoring the memory of Dr. George H. M. Lawrence, founding Director of the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, the Award ($1,000) is given annually to support travel for doctoral dissertation
research in systematic botany or horticulture, or the history of the plant sciences, including literature and exploration.
Major professors are urged to nominate outstanding doctoral students who have achieved official candidacy for their degrees and will be conducting pertinent dissertation research that would benefit significantly from travel enabled by the Award. The Committee will not entertain direct applications. A student who wishes to be considered should arrange for nomination by his/her major professor; this may take the form of a letter which covers supporting materials prepared by the nominee.
Nominating materials should describe briefly but clearly the candidate’s program of research and how it would be significantly enhanced by travel that the Award would enable. Letters of nomination and supporting materials, including seconding letters, should be received by the Committee no later than 1 May 1984 and should be directed to: Dr. R. W. Kiger, Hunt Institute, Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, (412) 578-2434. Constituted initially by contributions from the Lawrence family and the Hunt Foundation, the Fund has been augmented by donations from Lawrence's friends and colleagues. Additional contributions are welcomed.
Exhibit Reopens in Chicago:
On September 24, 1983, the Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, reopened one of its largest exhibits, "Plants of the World," consisting of over 300 life-like botanical models representing all major plant life groupings. These models were created by the Standly Field Plant Reproduction Laboratory over a 60-year period beginning in 1909, and represent a wide variety of botanical subjects from tropical and temperate environments, including algae, fungi, ferns, gymnosperms, and, over 100 families of flowering plants. The exhibit also features five large dioramas; these include an Illinois woodland in Spring, a Rocky Mountain alpine scene in Summer, and the sea coast of Maine, as well as Victoria water lilies in the Amazon, and Welwitschia plants of the Namib Desert in Africa. Also included are small exhibits on plant collecting, classification, pollination mechanisms, plant-animal interactions, and seed dispersal. The renovation of this 15,000-square foot hall brings the work of over 60 years to completion, and provides a unique overview of the plant kingdom.
New Hunt Institute Exhibition Catalogues and a Sale of Some Previous Ones:
Two recent exhibits at the Institute have resulted in attractive and informative catalogues. Talking inFlowers: Japanese Botanical Art, Catalogue of an Exhibition 5 April to 16 July 1982 (96 p., $l5.00) is a fine introduction written by John V. Brinkle and James J. White to Japanese flower depiction both decorative and botanical in intent which is illustrated in color and black and white from mostly 19th and 20th century works. The 5th International Exhibition of Botanical Art and Illustration, Catalogue 11 April to 15 July1983 by James J White and Donald E. Wendel (115 P., $15.00) is an important source of information about 75 contemporary botanical artists, samples of whose works are illustrated and about whom portraits and biographical data are provided. It supplements the four earlier exhibit catalogues, 3 of which are now available at reduced prices: 2nd International Exhibition . . . 1968 ($5.00, regular price $7.00); 3rd International Exhibition . . . 1972 ($8.00, regular price $10.00); and 4th International Exhibition . . . 1977 ($10.00, regular price $12.00). Other reduced price catalogues and works are also available as follows: Artists from the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, 1974 ($3.00, regular price $4.00); Reflections from the Third Day: Photographic Revelations of Plant Design, 1968 ($5.00, regular price $6.00); Botanical Journeys in Kent & Hampstead . . . Thomas Johnson (1629 - 1632), 1972 ($6.00, regular price $16.00); and Serstum Anglicum . . . C. -L. L'Hertier (1788), 1963 ($6.00, regular price $18.00). Orders should be sent to: Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA 15213.
Award for Graduate Student Research:
The Torrey Botanical Club is pleased to announce that it will in 1984 make its second annual award from the Andrews Fund for Graduate Student Research. The Award, in the amount of $250.00, will be made for a thesis project in botany, such as are published in the Club's BULLETI N. Funds may be used for research-related travel, field work or laboratory supplies. The applicant must be a 1983 Student Member of the Torrey Botanical Club and must submit a proposal not exceeding five doubled-spaced, typewritten pages in length, with a brief account of the ends to which the funds will be applied, and a covering letter from the thesis advisor or department chairperson. The deadline for proposals is January 1, 1984. All proposals will be kept confidential and will be examined by a committee designated by the Council of the Torrey Botanical Club. The Award will be made public at the 1984 Annual Meeting and/or in the Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club. Proposals should be sent to: Christopher S. Campbell, Chairperson, Torrey Botanical Club Graduate Student Research Award Committee, Department of Botany and Plant Pathology, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469.
Reforestation Technologies Assessments:
The Congressional Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) has released two background papers that are part of a forthcoming assessment: Technologies to Sustain Tropical Forest Resources, a subject of increasing global importance; and U.S. and International Institutions, which 1) explains how U.S. and international institutions affect the development and implementation of technologies to sustain tropical forest resources, 2) reviews the capabilities of selected U.S., developed and developing world institutions, funding foundations, and private sector organizations, and 3) discusses the constraints and opportunities faced by these institutions.
Copies of the OTA background papers are available at the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO), Superintendent of Documents, Washington, D.C. 20402. The GPO stock number for Sustaining Tropical Forest Resources: Reforestation of Degraded Lands is 052-003-00909-9; the price is $4.50. The stock number for Sustaining Tropical Forest Resources: U.S. and International Institutions is 052-003-00910-2; the price is $4.50.
Prepublication Offer for Symposium Proceedings:
Plant Biosystematics edited by William F. Grant, the proceedings of the Symposium of the International Organization of Plant Biosystematists held July 17-21, at McGill University, Montreal, Canada will be published by Academic Press Canada in December at a cost of $39.50. If orders are received before publication, a 25% discount is offered. Send orders with checks or charge information to: Academic Press Canada, 55 Barber Green Rd., Don Mills, Ontario M3C 2A1, Canada.
New International Society of Chemical Ecology:
Following the charge presented at the January 1983 Ventura Gordon Research Conference, Lincoln Brower, Jean Langenheim, Michael Martin, Gerald Rosenthal, Milton Silverstein, and John Simeone met in Lexington, Kentucky, on July 12-14th to formulate policy and draft a preliminary constitution for a new society of chemical ecology.
1. It was decided that The Society shall be called The International Society of Chemical Ecology.
2. The purpose of The Society shall be to promote the understanding of the origin, function, and significance of natural chemicals that mediate interactions within and among organisms. Our major goals are to broaden the scope of chemical ecology and to foster interdisciplinary cooperation among a diversity of scientific fields.
3. The offica1 publication organ of The Society shall be The Journal of Chemical Ecology which will continue to be published by Plenum Press.
4. To achieve The Society's interdisciplinary goal, the editorial board of JCE will be expanded to include expertise from a substantially broader array of fields and to attain a greater international representation. Moreover, governance of The Society, in addition to participation by the offices of President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer, shall include a rotating Council of eight elected members representing diverse fields of chemical ecology.
We will shortly be issuing a Newsletter announcing the date and location of The Society's first meeting in 1984, together with a call for both lecture and poster papers. We wish to emphasize that this first meeting will be of the greatest importance in setting the stage for the intellectual vitality, influence and effectiveness of our society. For further information write: Dr. Gerald A. Rosenthal, School of Biologica1 Sciences, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40506.
BIOSIS Introduces New Microcomputer Information System:
BioSciences Information Service (BIOSIS), has announced the availability of a new microcomputer product - BIOSIS Information Transfer System (B-I-T-S). From information derived from the BIOSIS data base, B-I-T-S will provide a convenient means for computerized maintenance of personal files in laboratories, offices, or homes. B-I-T-S subscribers will receive disks or tapes on a monthly basis according to a search profile designed to meet their specific information needs. Upon receipt of the data base records, the subscriber may then create files, monitor current literature, revise file records by adding, deleting or rearranging data, and search cumulative files. B-I-T-S is offered in several distribution options. The most popular options are expected to be: MICRO/B-I-T-S - Disks for personal or microcomputers; and MACRO/B-I-T-S - Tapes for mainframe or minicomputers; Multi-site use permitted. BIOSIS has entered into an agreement with FYI, Inc., Austin, Texas for the production of a special data base management microcomputer software package, BioSuperfile, for use with B-I-T-S. BioSuperfile is available through BIOSIS to B-I-T-S subscribers at a cost of $100.00. The software can be run on both CP/MR and MSTM -DOS microcomputers. Individuals who would like further information on any aspect of this new service or a B-I-T-S subscription agreement are encouraged to contact: BIOSIS
User Services, 2100 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103-1399 USA. Telephone (215) 587-4800; toll-free (Continental USA, outside PA) (800) 523-4806.
(All positions are by affirmative action/equal opportunity employers.)
Plant Molecular Biologist at Davis:
Applications are invited for a tenure-track faculty position: Assistant, Associate or Full Professor and Assistant, Associate, or Full Botanist in the Experiment Station (commensurate with experience). The position is an 11-month appointment with commitments of 35% teaching and 65% research. The starting date is July 1, 1984. The person appointed will be expected to conduct original research in basic problems in green, preferably higher, or plant biology using recombinant DNA technology, and to teach graduate or undergraduate courses in the molecular biology of plant development. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in an appropriate area of biology or biochemistry and research experience using recombinant DNA technology to address important problems in higher plant biology. Please send by October 31, 1983: 1. a curriculum vitae; 2. official undergraduate and graduate transcripts (if applicant is within 10 years of receipt of Ph.D.); 3. lists and reprints of published works and submitted manuscripts; 4. statement of teaching and research interests; and 5. names and addresses of at least three references, to: Dr. Bruce Bonner, Chair of Recruitment Committee, Department of Botany, University of California, Davis, CA 95616.
Plant Anatomist and Plant Molecular Biologist at Ohio State:
Two positions are available as Assistant or Associate Professor, tenure-track; 9 month appointments, responsible for teaching lower level and advanced courses; continuing an already well established research program; competitive in obtaining grant funding; advising graduate students; and becoming involved in scholarly service. Requires a Ph.D. degree, teaching and research experience, and a sound publication record. Salary $22,080 or more, commensurate with qualifications. Starts Autumn 1984. Apply before 15 November 1983 by sending curriculum vitae and publications, and having at least three letters of recommendation sent to: Dr. Emanuel D. Rudolph, Chairman, Department of Botany, The Ohio State University, 1735 Neil Avenue, Columbus, OH 43210.
Director for Wildflower Research Center:
National Wildflower Research Center, Austin, Texas, seeks an Executive Director with doctorate in plant sciences or physiology. Extensive professional experience in administration, program and financial development, teaching, and public relations. Adjunct professorships in appropriate nearby universities available. Interim/sabbatical appointment will be considered. Applicants should send their curriculum vitae and three references to: Mr. P. D. Taylor, Director of Development, Texas Tech University, P.O. Box 4650, Lubbock, Texas 79409.
Plant Geneticist at Texas Tech:
A candidate is sought as Assistant/Associate Professor of Plant Genetics/Breeding who will be responsible for research in plant genetics and breeding relating to the response of agronomic crops to environmental stress. Interaction and cooperative investigation is expected with other researchers in the USDA/ARS and Texas Agricultural Experiment Station stress programs located at Lubbock. The individual will also teach an undergraduate course in plant breeding and a graduate course in genetics/plant breeding. A Ph.D. in genetics or plant breeding is required. Experience in plant breeding, genetics or physiological genetic systems relating to plant stress is desirable. Application deadline is November 15,1983 or until a suitable applicant is selected. Send a current resume, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, a brief statement of professional goals, copies of recent publications and three letters of recommendation to: D. D. E. Koeppe, Chairman, Department of Plant and Soil Science, Box 4169, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX 79409.
Research Associate at Virginia Commonwealth:
The Biology Department, Virginia Commonwealth University has an opening for a full-time Research Associate beginning November 1, 1983 or shortly thereafter. Funding from a biotechnology industry source is guaranteed for one year with an excellent chance of continued renewal. Experience is required in several of the following areas: algal culture; plant protoplast induction, plant cell physiology and genetic technology such as electrophoresis; phase and fluorescence microscopy; transmission and scanning electron microscopy. Minimum requirements are a M.S. and appropriate experience; a Ph.D. is preferred. Salary is dependent on qualifications. The candidate must be able to work independently. Interested applicants should send resume, letter of application, and the names of 3 references to: Dr. Martha D. Berliner, Department of Biology, Virginia Commonwealth University, 816 Park Avenue, Richmond, VA 23284, (804) 257-1562.
Botanists at Monsanto:
Monsanto is currently evaluating candidates for research positions. Qualified
candidates would possess a BS or MS degree in Agriculture, Horticultural Science, Botany, Biology or related fields. A strong interest in applied plant research is necessary. Background in greenhouse management and small cereal grains will be considered favorably. All interested persons should forward personal data sheets and official transcripts of grades to my office as soon as possible: Brenda Kirby Zanola, Monsanto Agricultural Products Co., 800 N. Lindberg Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63166, (314) 694-1016.
Smithsonian Fellowships are awarded to support independent research, in residence at the Smithsonian, related to research interests of the Institution's professional staff and using the Institution's collections, facilities, and laboratories. Six to twelve month pre- and postdoctoral fellowship appointments and ten-week graduate student appointments are awarded. Proposals for types of research in Biological Sciences include: Solar radiation research, photobiology, tropical biology, ecology, systematics, natural history, evolutionary biology, animal behavior and pathology, paleobiology, marine biology, and environmental studies.
Applications are due January 15, 1984. Stipends supporting the awards are: $18,000 per year plus allowances for postdoctoral fellows; $11,000 per year plus allowances for predoctora1 fellows; and $2,000 for graduate students for the ten-week period of appointment. Pre- and postdoctoral stipends and allowances are prorated on a monthly bas is for periods of less than one year. For more information and application forms, write: Office of Fellowships and Grants, 3300 L'Enfant Plaza, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. 20560. Please indicate the particular area in which you propose to conduct research and give the dates of degrees received or expected.
MEETINGS AND COURSES
Wilderness Fire Symposium:
An International Symposium on Wilderness Fire will be held at the University of Montana November 15-18, 1983. The symposium will consist of invited papers and contributed poster presentations summarizing current policy and programs in parks, wildernesses, and other natural areas. It will discuss major wilderness fire management issues such as what is "natural," relevance of past Indian burning, role of lightning versus human ignitions, fire size and intensity considerations, visitor safety, air quality, and economic criteria. Planning considerations and operational techniques will be discussed along with park and wilderness fire case studies. A workshop aimed at resolving park and wilderness fire management issues will round out the program. For information contact: Center for Continuing Education, 125 Main Hall, University of Montana, Missoula, MT 59812, (406) 243-2900.
Natural Sciences Conference in Havana:
The University of Havana will host the Fourth Natural Sciences Conference January 4-6, 1984. It will include events that relate to biology. For further information contact: IV Conferencia Cientifica 1984, Universidad de La Habana, Departamento de Investigaciones Cientificas, Calle J #556 e/25 y27, Vedado, Cuba (telephone 32-2757).
NOTICE TO KEEPERS OF PLANT SCIENCE BULLETIN
The August 1983 issue of PSB was incorrect1y numbered, it should be volume 29 No 4 and have in it pages 25-32. The Editor regrets his error and asks librarians and others who keep PSB to correct their copies.