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.
Human Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Research and Scholarly Excellence
Organizational Impact and Visibility
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.
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.
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.
To see the event calendar click here.
Do you want your event to be on the Botany360 calendar?
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Society Publications & Research Journals
AJB SPECIAL ISSUE CALL FOR PAPERS
The role of plant-microbe interactions in plant community dynamics of tropical and subtropical ecosystems
Proposal Submission Deadline: Extended to July 1, 2023
We are pleased to announce a call for papers for a special issue of the American Journal of Botany, “The role of plant-microbe interactions in plant community dynamics of tropical and subtropical ecosystems.” This special issue aims to fill in some of the gaps that limit our ability to draw general inferences about the implications of these interactions, especially to understand how microbial effects on plant community dynamics may vary with context and, by extension, respond to global environmental change. A goal is to spotlight research on plant-soil microbe interactions from tropical and subtropical ecosystems. Studies led by early-career researchers and researchers and institutions from the global south are especially encouraged.
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.