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1999 BSA Annual Meeting

The 1999 Annual Meeting of the Botanical Society of America will be held in conjunction with the XVI International Botanical Congress in St. Louis, Missouri from 1 to 7 August. Information about XVI IBC can be obtained at their website:

1999 Scientific Program:

The scientific program of the XVI IBC will consist of invited oral presentations and contributed poster presentations. Except for those who have been invited to give an oral presentation, the only format for a contributed scientific communication is a poster.

BSA Council Meeting and Business Meetings

The BSA Council Meeting will be held prior to the opening of XVI IBC on Sunday, 1 August. The BSA Business Meeting will be held on Tuesday morning, 3 August prior to the start of the general sessions. BSA Section business meetings should be scheduled so as not to conflict with IBC events and sessions.

BSA Social Events

The BSA will be sponsoring a social and reception at the Missouri Botanical Garden on Thursday evening 5 August. All members of the BSA as well as those of the Canadian Botanical Association (CBA/ABC) and the Sociedad Botanica de México are invited to participate.

BSA Section social events can be scheduled or associated with other functions, but social events must be coordinated with Wayne Elisens, BSA Program Director, and Peter Hoch, the XVI IBC Secretary General.

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Call for Nominations: Darbaker Prize

The Darbaker Prize Committee (Botanical Society of America) is accepting nominations for this years recipient. The award recognizes meritorious work in the study of microscopic algae based on papers published by the nominee during the past two full calendar years (1997, 1998). The award is limited to North America and only papers published in English are considered. Nominations and supporting documentation may be sent to: Daniel E. Wujek, Department of Biology, Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI 48859 (e-mail:; phone 517-774-3626).

IBC XVI Registration Deadlines

The below registration fees and deadlines are reprinted from the International Botanical Congress website,

Congress Registration Fees:

Any person interested in plant biology is invited to attend the XVI IBC. Payment of the registration fee entitles the registrant to admittance to six full days of the Congress, including all scientific sessions, the all-Congress Opening Session and Reception, the Hospitality Coffee, the exhibit hall, and the Closing Session, with the exceptions noted in the fee schedule. All fees are listed in US $.

ClassificationBefore 31 Mar1 Apr - 31 May1 June - 14 July15 Jul - 1 Aug

One day registration, all classifications - $150.00 per day

1"Developed" includes USA, Canada, EEC and other Western European nations, Japan, Australia and New Zealand; "developing" includes other countries.

2Verification of student status (by professor or university administration) must be included with registration.

3Includes admittance to Opening Session/Reception, hospitality coffee, and exhibit hall, but does not include attendance at scientific sessions.

Editorial Committee for Volume 45
Nickolas M. Waser (1999)
Department of Biology
University of California
Riverside, CA 92521
P. Mick Richardson (2000)
Missouri Botanical Garden
P.O. Box 299
St. Louis, MO 63166
Vicki A. Funk (2001)
Department of Botany
Smithsonian Institution
Washington, D.C. 20560
Ann E. Antlfinger (2002)
Biology Department
University of Nebraska - Omaha
Omaha NE 68182
Norman C. Ellstrand (2003)
Department of Botany and Plant Science
University of California
Riverside, CA 92521-0124

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