BOTANICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA

The original Botanical Society was organized in 1894. The present Botanical Society of America was founded in 1906 by the federation of the original Botanical Society of America, the Society of Plant Morphology and Physiology, and the American Mycological Society. The Botanical Society of America fosters scientific and educational advancement in the plant sciences. Members are encouraged to present contributed papers and posters at the annual meeting in a section allied with their interest and to organize or otherwise participate in symposia, workshops, and/or field trips. Members of Botanical Society of America also may publish research results ranging over broad topics of particular interest to botanists in the American Journal of Botany. Shorter articles of general interest, together with items of botanical news and book reviews, are published in the Plant Science Bulletin. Total membership in the Botanical Society of America is over 2,600. In addition, 2,000 libraries from around the world subscribe to the American Journal of Botany. The Botanical Society of America homepage is: http://www.botany.org/.

President:DENGLER, NANCY G., Department of Botany, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, M5S 3B2, CANADA (416/978-3536), e-mail: dengler@botany.utoronto.ca
President-Elect: BASKIN, CAROL C., School of Biological Sciences, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40506-0225. (606/257-8770), e-mail: ccbask0@pop.uky.edu.
Past-President: CRAWFORD, DANIEL J., Department of Botany, Ohio State University, 1735 Neil Avenue, Columbus, OH 43210-1293 (614/292-2725), e-mail: crawford.13@osu.edu.
Secretary: SOLTIS, PAMELA, Department of Botany, P.O. Box 644238, Washington State University, Pullman, WA 99164. (509/335-3533), e-mail: psoltis@wsu.edu.
Treasurer: JERNSTEDT, JUDITH A., Department of Agronomy and Range Science, University of California, Davis, CA 95616-8515 (916/752-7166), e-mail: jjernstedt@ucdavis.edu.
Program Director: ELISENS, WAYNE J., Department of Botany and Microbiology, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK 73019-0245 (405/325-5923), e-mail: elisens@ou.edu.
Council Representative: RUSSELL, SCOTT, Department of Botany and Microbiology, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK 73019-0245 (405/325-6234), e-mail: srussell@ou.edu.
Local Representative: REVEAL, JAMES L., Norton-Brown Herbarium, H. J. Patterson Hall, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742-5815. (301/405-1624), e-mail jr19@umail.umd.edu.
Editor, American Journal of Botany: NIKLAS, KARL J., 217 Plant Science Building, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853-5908 (607/255-8727), e-mail: kjn2@cornell.edu
Editor, Plant Science Bulletin: LEVERICH, JOSEPH W., Department of Biology, St. Louis University, 3507 Laclede Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63103-2010 (314/658-3903), e-mail: leverich@sluvca.slu.edu
Webmaster: RUSSELL, SCOTT D., Department of Botany and Microbiology, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK 73019-0245, 405/325-6234, e-mail: srussell@ou.edu
Business Manager: HISER, KIMBERLY E., BSA Business Office, PO Box 299, St. Louis, MO 63166-0299 (314-577-9566), e-mail: hiser.3@osu.edu
Representative to AIBS Council: POSTON, MURIEL, Department of Biology, Howard University, Washington, DC 20059 (202/806-5763), e-mail: poston@scs.howard.edu

Trips: Detailed descriptions can be found in the AIBS registration booklet under Field Trips and at the AIBS website.

Program Notes: The Pteridological and Systematics sections of the Botanical Society of America will meet jointly with the American Fern Society (AFS) and the American Society of Plant Taxonomists (ASPT), respectively. These joint sessions are indicated in the program. Ten symposia or colloquia are presented in the program; five are cosponsored by either the American Association of Botanical Gardens and Arboreta, the American Fern Society, the American Society of Plant Taxonomists, the Association for Tropical Biology, or the Ecological Society of America. The BSA Past-President's symposium, organized by Daniel J. Crawford, is entitled "G. Ledyard Stebbins and evolutionary biology in the next millenium."

Banquet: The Annual Banquet for all Botanists is at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, 5 August in the Omni Hotel; it will be preceeded by a mixer (cash bar) at 6:00 p.m. Please purchase your banquet ticket when you register for the AIBS Meeting. The address by the President-Elect, Carol C. Baskin, is entitled "Some reflections on three decades of attending the annual meeting of the Botanical Society of America."

Abstracts: Abstracts of contributed papers, posters, and symposium talks presented at this year’s meeting will be published as a supplement to the June issue of the American Journal of Botany. Abstracts of papers of members of the AFS and ASPT are published with those of the Botanical Society of America. These are also available on the WWW at the BSA Electronic Abstract Publication website. Past issues of the American Journal of Botany are available from Ms. Kimberly Hiser, BSA Business Manager, Botanical Society of America Business Office, PO Box 299, St. Louis, MO 63166-0299 (314-577-9566), e-mail: hiser.3@osu.edu.

Business Meeting: The Annual Business Meeting of the Botanical Society of America will be held on Tuesday, 4 August at 5:15 PM.