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The Botanical Society of America is a membership society whose mission is to: promote botany, the field of basic science dealing with the study and inquiry into the form, function, development, diversity, reproduction, evolution, and uses of plants and their interactions within the biosphere.

One hundred years ago, American botanists changed the course of plant science (Read more about it...)

BSA Call for Nominations/Applications

Corresponding Members
Triarch Botanical Images Student Travel Awards
Vernon I. Cheadle Student Travel Awards

Sectional Student Travel Awards: Enhancing Diversity at the BSA Conferences
Student Travel and Research Awards


Botany 2014 - THE Conference for ALL Botanists

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Society Publications & Research Journals

2014 BSA Endowment Fund Drives

Please join us during this year's BSA Endowment Fund drive by clicking on the red donate button in the upper right of this page today. Each year your contribution to the Endowment Fund provides vital support for all of our awards, programs, and publications. Your generosity is important to ensuring we achieve our mission. And, with the American Journal of Botany celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, your generosity will help ensures that the AJB will be publishing important research for another 100 years.

AJB Centennial Review Highlights

APR   Repeated evolution of tricellular (and bicellular) pollen by Joseph H. Williams, Mackenzie L. Taylor, and Brian C. O’Meara
MAR The voice of American botanists: The founding and establishment of the American Journal of Botany, “American Botany,” and the Great War (1906–1935) by Vassiliki Betty Smocovitis
FEB   The nature of serpentine endemism by Brian L. Anacker
JAN   The evolutionary-developmental origins of multicellularity by Karl J. Niklas

BSA Publication Highlights

 AJB   Launching a botanical journal on the verge of WWI: the history and politics of the AJB
AJB   Serpentine ecosystems shed light on the nature of plant adaptation and speciation
 APPS   The nature of color: New formula to calculate hue improves accuracy of color analysis
 APPS   Smoke in the water: Understanding the effects of smoke compounds on seed germination



  BOTANY IN THE NEWS   Botany in the News RSS

» 400–Year Study Finds Northeast Forests
    Resilient, Changing
» Ancient Cycads Found to be Pre-Adapted
    to Grow in Groves
» Eavesdropping Plants Prepare to Be Attacked
» Most Flammable Boreal Forests in North America
    Become More So


» Uncommon Ground
» The Phytophactor
» Active Visual Learning
» Moss Plants and More
» No seeds, no fruits, no flowers: no problem.
» A Wandering Botanist


» The hidden beauty of pollination
» The roots of plant intelligence
» Why we're storing billions of seeds
» Nalini Nadkarni on conserving the canopy
» Why can't we grow new energy?
» World's oldest living things


» BSA members' PLANT VIDEOS online

» Economic Botany - How We Value Plants....
» Crime Scene Botanicals - Forensic Botany


» Why should you join the Society as a student?

» NEW MEMBERS - Connecting with the BSA

Careers in Botany

» Post a Position

» Some Careers Ideas
    • An Adventure - this is my job!
    • International Journey to a Botany Career
    • Botany as a career: Still having fun
» BOTANY - the students' perspective
    • Tanya, University of California
    • Patricia, University of Washington
    • Cheng-Chiang, Harvard University
    • Uromi, Yale University

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