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Botany360

Botany360 is a series of programming that connects our botanical community during the 360 days outside of Botany Conferences. The Botany360 event calendar is a tool to highlight those events. 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.

To see the event calendar click here

Do you want your event to be on the Botany360 calendar? Email aneely@botany.org for more information.


Past Botany360 Event Recordings

Many of the Botany360 virtual events will include recordings that you can access below once the event is over. Check back often to see which events are ready to be viewed.

  • Ace It! - Write a Better Title (March 2, 2022)
    Workshop presented by Dr. Bruce Kirchoff, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and Dr. Eliezer Cocoletzi, University of Veracruz.
  • Ace It! - Write a Better Abstract (March 23, 2022)
    Workshop presented by Dr. Bruce Kirchoff, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and Dr. Eliezer Cocoletzi, University of Veracruz.
  • De-mystifying the MS submissions process: Before you submit (Part 1) (May 11, 2022)
    Resources for this event can be found here.
    Part 1 of a 2-Part workshop to help navigate all stages of the peer review process. This workshop was presented by Dr. Briana Gross, University of Minnesota-Duluth, Editor-in-Chief, Applications in Plant Sciences, and Dr. Brittany Sutherland, George Mason University.
  • De-mystifying the MS submissions process: Before you submit (Part 2) (May 18, 2022)
    Resources for this event can be found here.
    Part 2 of a 2-Part workshop to help navigate all stages of the peer review process. This workshop was presented by Dr. Pamela Diggle, University of Connecticut, Editor-in-Chief, American Journal of Botany, and Amy McPherson, Director of Publications, Botanical Society of America and Managing Editor, American Journal of Botany.
  • So you want to get involved with section leadership... (June 5, 2022)
    Presented by Kyra N. Krakos, Maryville University, 2022 Chair of the BSA Teaching and Outreach Section. A walkthrough of the roles, responsibilities, and benefits of being in section leadership: Have you thought about section leadership? How does one get elected? What is involved in the different positions? How can it benefit your professional development? During this session the group walked through the different roles and responsibilities and answered questions about the process.
  • Applying to Grad School - A Q&A Session (September 20, 2022)
    Presented by the Early Career Professional Development Committee. This event was aimed at providing helpful information and guidance for students thinking about applying to graduate school in plant sciences. Panelists have a range of experience and come from a variety of institution types. After brief introductions and some initial questions from the host, an open and moderated Q&A was conducted.
  • Utilizing Botany Conference Content in Your Teaching (November 2, 2022)
    Resources for this event can be found here.
    Co-hosted by the BSA Education Committee and Teaching Section. Through the pandemic our annual Botany Conference has changed to allow virtual and asynchronous participation, hosting for a year our online talks and other materials. Our students, classrooms, and labs could benefit from engaging with Botany conference content throughout the year. We will consider ideas and perspectives about using these materials both from the perspective of educators and content creators.
  • Intro to Reviews and Meta-Analysis (November 7, 2022)
    Hosted by AJB Reviews Editor, Kasey Barton. Writing reviews can be a great way to delve into a body of literature, synthesize evidence, identify new connections among topics/taxa, and identify knowledge gaps for future research. Deciding when a review is needed in a field or to answer a question is the first step. Deciding whether to pursue a quantitative review, such as meta-analysis, or an integrative review is the next step. In both cases, reproducible literature searches to compile the body of evidence is important. Inclusion criteria helps avoid meandering focus, and tests of publication bias provide check of reliability of the results. We'll introduce all of these concepts, providing references for further reading, answering questions about why or how to write a review, and hopefully, clarifying this approach as an important component of biological research.


Previous BSA Professional Development Event Recordings

The following events took place before Botany360 was established:


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