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

Special Issue Call for Papers: AJB and APPS
Twice as Nice: New Techniques and Discoveries in Polyploid Biology

Proposal Submission Deadline: January 31, 2023

We are pleased to announce a joint call for papers for special issues of the American Journal of Botany and Applications in Plant Sciences, “Twice as Nice: New techniques and discoveries in polyploid biology.” These special issues aim to showcase new methods and resources available for research into polyploidy and the substantial advances in our understanding of polyploid taxa from across a range of studies. AJB seeks submissions on topics related to polyploid biology: new analyses as well as reviews and meta-analyses that explore questions related to polyploidy. APPS welcomes new techniques and software, as well as reviews and thorough comparisons of existing techniques to point the community to best practices.

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


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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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.