News from the Society, the Sections and the Committees

48th Annual AIBS Meeting in Montreal, August 3-7,1997

The Botanical Society of America will meet along with a number of other societies at the 48th Annual AIBS meeting this August in Montreal. This year's meeting will be hosted by the Canadian Botanical Association. The theme of the 48th Annual Meeting is "Biodiversity: Global Issues."

In addition to the full agenda of the BSA Annual Meeting, there are a number of workshops, field trips, social events, and sightseeing excursions scheduled.

Students wishing to reduce the cost of attending this meeting can apply to work as an audio-visual projectionist or registration clerk/"go-fer" and receive a registration fee refund for 12 hours service.

Several deadlines remain for the upcoming meeting this August in Montreal:

13 June   Conference Pre-Registration Deadline
13 June   Workshop form due
13 June   Field trip form due.
13 June   Social event and Tours form due. Projectionist/clerk/go-fer application due.
2 July   Campus housing reservation due. Hotel reservations deadline.
11 July   Registration cancellations due in writing at AIBS. No refunds after this date.

For registration information, contact AIBS

Meetings Department, 1313 Dolley Madison Blvd., Suite 402, McLean VA 22101; Telephone (703) 790-1745; Fax (703) 790-2672; Email

The website for the 48th Annual Meeting of AIBS is

Vacancies on Botanical Society Committees: BSA wants you!

Vacancies exist on several BSA committees for the 1997-1998 year, and interested members are sought to help in the functioning and growth of our Society. If you are interested in becoming a member of one of these committees, please contact Nancy Dengler, Department of Botany, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5S 1A1 (phone 4l6/978-3536; FAX 416/978-5878; e-mail This is a way to become actively involved in the Society and to help shape its future.

Committees with vacancies include: Archives and History, Committee on Committees, Conservation, Darbaker Prize, Education, Election, Esau Award, Financial Advisory, Membership and Appraisal, Merit Awards, Moseley Awar Committees.

Committee responsibilities are described under Article X of the By-Laws in the Membership Directory and Handbook.

- Nancy Dengler, President-Elect

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Editorial Committee for Volume 43
James D. Mauseth (1997)
Department of Botany
University of Texas
Austin, TX 78713
Allison A. Snow (1998)
Department of Plant Biology
Ohio State University
Columbus, OH 43210
Nickolas M. Waser (1999)
Department of Biology
University of California
Riverside, CA 92521
P. Mick Richardson (2000)
Missouri Botanical Garden
P.O. Box 299
St. Louis, MO 63166
Vicki A. Funk (2001)
Department of Botany
Smithsonian Institution
Washington, D.C. 20560

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