Welcome to the home page of the Botanical Society of America

The BSA is a home for ALL botanists and plant scientists. We support the breadth and diversity of botanical research and education. Our main area of expertise is in supporting professional botanists and their students, but we also encourage our K-12 teachers, community college educators, affiliated professionals and amateurs members who benefit from what the we have to offer. We are a leading Society dedicated to BOTANY and its FUTURE.

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2016 PLANTS Grant team

Upcoming Botanical Events

BOTANY 2017, Fort Worth, Texas - June 24 thru 28 (more info)
                                               Abstract Submission - NOW OPEN

International Botanical Congress, Shenzhen P.R. China - July 23 thru 29 (more info)

2017 Award Notifications

Professional Members

BSA Corresponding Member Nominations
BSA Distinguished Fellow
Kaplan Memorial Lecture Speaker
Grady L. Webster Structural Botany Publication Award
Darbaker Prize in Phycology

Early Career Members

BSA Emerging Leader Award
IBC Travel Grants
Botany Advocacy Leadership Grant

Student Members

Young Botanist Awards
Graduate Student Research Awards
Undergraduate Student Research Awards
Genetics - Graduate Student Research Awards

2017 Student Travel Grants
IBC Travel Grants
Vernon I. Cheadle Student Travel Awards
Sectional Student Travel Awards for Botany 2017

Society Publications & Research Journals

BSA Publication Highlights

 APPS   Measuring trees with the speed of sound
 APPS   Drones take off in plant ecological research
 APPS   Getting to the root of it: Predicting root biomass with electrical capacitance
 AJB   What can plants reveal about gene flow? That it's an important evolutionary force
AJB   Which came first, bi- or tricellular pollen? New research updates a classic debate



Yes, WOW, BOTANY and Plants!




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» 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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