In Partnership with the American Museum of Natural History and the Southwestern Research Station, we are proud to announce the 20th installment of The Bee Course. Held in Portal, Arizona from August 20th through the 30th, the Bee Course is designed to provide biologists interested in pollinators with the tools and knowledge necessary to collect, process, and to begin to identify bee specimens. We encourage all interested parties to apply. For more information, including instructions on how to apply, please visit our new home at www.thebeecourse.org. Applications are due before March 1, 2018.
It is with pleasure that the Botanical Society of America (BSA) and the Latin American Botanical Society (ALB) announce the Pan-American Scholar program associated with the XII Latin American Botanical Congress to be held in Quito, Ecuador 21-28 October 2018. Four awards will be made to participants ($1,500 each) who will be called ‘Pan-American Scholars’. Applicants eligible to apply must be members of the BSA (Two awards) or ALB (Two awards) and early career professionals and faculty members who have received their PhD within 5 years. www.clb2018.org
The Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis, MO will be offering an NSF-funded Research Experiences for Undergraduates summer program in 2018. Ten students will be chosen to participate in a ten-week program involving full-time work on an independent research project, with the guidance of a staff mentor, in addition to educational seminars, discussion sessions and field trips. Available research projects deal with subjects including taxonomy, conservation biology, population genetics and speciation, ethnobotany, and crop development. Students will receive a weekly stipend as well as housing, food, transportation, and funding for research supplies. Eligible students are U.S. citizens or permanent residents who will be returning to school in the fall semester after the REU program. Students from underrepresented groups and from schools with limited research infrastructure are particularly encouraged to apply. The application deadline is February 28, 2018. Further information on the program, available mentors and projects, and how to apply can be obtained from the website: www.mobot.org/reu. If the website does not answer your questions, please email email@example.com.
XII Latin American Botanical Congress
October 21-28, 2018, Quito, Ecuador
64th Annual Fall Symposium
Next Generation Biology: from Species to Ecosystems
Missouri Botanical Garden
St. Louis, Missouri
October 13-14, 2017
Organizing committee: Monica Carlsen, Christy Edwards,
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Eagle Hill Institute, located on the eastern coast of Maine, will host seminars and workshops focusing on natural history during Summer 2017. These workshops are in support of field biologists, researchers, field naturalists, faculty members, students, and artists with interests in the natural history sciences.
The Kampong of the National Tropical Botanical Garden, in collaboration with Florida International University, the International Center for Tropical Botany, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, and the Montgomery Botanical Center, will offer an intensive, in-residence course/workshop on the systematics of tropical plants, in Coconut Grove, Florida, from May 21 – June 18, 2017.
BSA member Jennifer Ackerfield blogs about the ongoing importance of herbaria:
Here’s your chance to learn about everything from butterflies to birds, crickets to katydids! This is the 10th year of Academy BioBlitz events and the first of its kind held in outside of an urban park, offering a larger array of species to explore. Join teams of scientists and skilled naturalists during the Academy of Science – St. Louis BioBlitz at the Shaw Nature Reserve, Sept. 18 & 19. The event is free of charge and open to the public. All ages are welcome.
This workshop will bring together a mix of land managers, conservation and restoration practitioners, researchers, and non-governmental organizations who share the goal of conserving tree species. In addition, to foster collaboration and networking, time has been built into the agenda and space will be available for affiliated groups/chapters to hold meetings and/or promote their work. http://www.fs.fed.us/about-agency/gene-conservation-workshop
The Distributed European School of Taxonomy (DEST, http://www.taxonomytraining.eu), originally funded by the EC in the framework of the EDIT project, has launched two types of training courses at various European research facilities and universities.
IRES: Molecular Ecology and Evolution of Marine Photosynthetic Organisms - Station Biologique de Roscoff, France
This NSF-funded International Research Experience for Students (IRES) will provide US graduate students with opportunities to gain international research experience at the Station Biologique de Roscoff (SBR) in France, a research and training center in marine biology, oceanography, and marine genomics operated by the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique and the Université Pierre et Marie Curie.