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and

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Current Officers:

Chair:

Dr. Caroline A. E. Strömberg
Department of Biology
University of Washington
Box 351800
Seattle, WA 98195-1800
caestrom@u.washington.edu

Secretary-Treasurer:

Dr. Wilson A. Taylor
Department of Biology
University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire
Eau Claire, WI  54701
taylorwa@uwec.edu


Web Manager:

Dr. Shusheng Hu
Division of Paleobotany
Peabody Museum of Natural History
Yale University,
170 Whitney Ave
New Haven, CT 06511

Editor, Bibliography of American Paleobotany:

Diane M. Erwin
Museum of Paleontology
University of California Berkeley
1101 Valley Life Science Bldg
Berkeley, CA 94720-4780
(510) 436-1072, FAX (610) 642-3921
E-mail: dmerwin@berkeley.edu


Section Officers (1937-present)

Year

Meeting Location

Month Elected

Chairperson

Secretary /Treasurer

Editor/compiler Bibliography

Web Manager

Editorial Rep.

Amer. J. Bot.

2012
Columbus
7/11
Mike Millay
B. Axsmith
Diane M. Erwin
Hongshan Wang
2011
St. Louis
7/11
Wilson A. Taylor 
M. Dunn
Diane M. Erwin
Hongshan Wang
2010
Providence
7/10
S. Little
M. Dunn
Walter Cressler
Hongshan Wang
2009
Snowbird
7/09
G. Hernandez-Castillo
M. Dunn
Walter Cressler
Hongshan Wang
2008
Vancouver
7/08
A.M. Tomescu
M. Dunn
Walter Cressler
C.P. Daghlian
2007
Chicago
7/07
Kevin Boyce
J. Mickle
Walter Cressler
 
2006
Chico
8/06
Diane Erwin
J. Mickle
Walter Cressler
 

2005

Austin

8/04

Michael Dunn

J. Mickle

Walter Cressler

 

 

2004

Snowbird

7/03

L. Boucher

K. Pigg

W.A. Taylor

 

2003

Mobile

8/02

B. Axsmith

K. Pigg

W.A. Taylor

 

2002

Madison

8/01

B. Jacobs

K. Pigg

W.A. Taylor

 

2001

Albuquerque

8/00

K. Pigg

S.R. Manchester

W.A. Taylor

 

2000

Portland

8/99

J. Basinger

S.R. Manchester

W.A. Taylor

 

1999

St Louis

8/98

J. Osborn

S.R. Manchester

P. Herendeen

 

1998

Baltimore

8/97

P. Herendeen

J.M. Osborn

P. Herendeen

 

1997

Montreal

8/96

G. Upchurch

J.M. Osborn

P. Herendeen

 

1996

Seattle

8/95

C.P. Daghlian

J.M. Osborn

S. Manchester

 

1995

San Diego

8/94

B. Tiffney

C.P. Daghlian

S. Manchester

 

1994

Knoxville

8/93

W. DiMichele

C.P. Daghlian

S. Manchester

 

1993

Ames

8/92

E.L. Taylor

C.P. Daghlian

C.P.Daghlian

 

1992

Honolulu

8/91

G. Mapes

E.L. Taylor

C.P.Daghlian

 

1991

San Antonio

8/90

R.E. Taggart

E.L. Taylor

C.P.Daghlian

 

1990

Richmond

8/89

J. E. Skog

E.L. Taylor

G. Dolph

 

1989

Toronto

8/88

S.R. Manchester

R.A. Stockey

G. Dolph

 

1988

Davis

8/87

S.R. Ash

R.A. Stockey

G. Dolph

 

1987

Columbus

8/86

B. H. Tiffney

R.A. Stockey

G. Dolph

 

1986

Amherst

8/85

L.C. Matten

G.W. Rothwell

G. Dolph

 

1985

Gainesville

8/84

P.G. Gensel

G.W. Rothwell

G. Dolph

 

(position abolished)

1984

Edmonton

8/83

J.W. Schopf

G.W. Rothwell

G. Dolph

 

J.E. Skog

1983

Grand Forks

8/82

W.D. Tidwell

W.L. Crepet

G. Dolph

 

B.H. Tiffney

1982

College Station

8/81

R.A. Stockey

W.L. Crepet

A. Watt

 

B.H. Tiffney

1981

Bloomington

8/80

D. Grierson

W.L. Crepet

A. Watt

 

P.G. Gensel

1980

Vancouver

8/79

W.L.Crepet

C.N. Miller

A. Watt

 

P.G. Gensel

1979

Oklahoma City

8/78

G.W. Rothwell

C.N. Miller

A. Watt

 

D.L. Dilcher

1978

Blacksburg

8/77

S.E. Scheckler

C.N. Miller

A. Watt

 

D.L. Dilcher

1977

East Lansing

8/76

A.T. Cross

D.L. Dilcher

A. Watt

 

T.N. Taylor

1976

New Orleans

6/75

T.L. Phillips

D.L. Dilcher

A. Watt

 

T.N. Taylor

1975

Corvallis

8/74

T.N. Taylor

D.L. Dilcher

A. Watt

 

C.N. Miller

1974

Tempe

6/73

D.L. Dilcher

T.N. Taylor

A. Watt

 

C.N. Miller

1973

Amherst

6/72

B. Stidd

T.N. Taylor

A. Watt

 

J.W. Schopf

1972

Minneapolis

8/71

J.W. Hall

T.N. Taylor

A. Watt

 

J.W. Schopf

1971

Edmonton

9/70

C. Miller

J.W. Hall

A. Watt

 

C.B. Beck

1970

Bloomington

9/69

J. Canright

J.W. Hall

A. Watt

 

C.B. Beck

1969

Seattle

9/68

A.A. Cridland

J.W. Hall

A. Watt

 

C.B. Beck

1968

Columbus

9/67

C.B. Beck

D.A. Eggert

A. Watt

 

C.B. Beck

1967

College Station

8/66

G.A. Leisman

D.A. Eggert

A. Watt

 

C.B. Beck

1966

College Park

8/65

F.M. Hueber

D.A. Eggert

A. Watt

 

W.N. Stewart

1965

Urbana

8/64

G.K. Guennel

G.A. Leisman

A. Watt

 

W.N. Stewart

1964

Boulder

8/63

R.A. Scott

G.A. Leisman

A. Watt

 

W.N. Stewart

1963

Amherst

8/62

T. Delevoryas

G.A. Leisman

A. Watt

 

W.N. Stewart

1962

Corvallis

8/61

M. Abbott

T. Delevoryas

A. Watt

 

W.N. Stewart

1961

Lafayette

8/60

A. Traverse

T. Delevoryas

 

W.N. Stewart

1960

Stillwater

8/59

R.W. Baxter

T. Delevoryas

 

W. N. Stewart

1959

Montreal

8/58

C.A. Arnold

A. Traverse

R.A Scott

 

W. N. Stewart

1958

Bloomington

8/57

S.H. Mamay

A. Traverse

 

W.N. Stewart

1957

Stanford

8/56

J.H. Hoskins*

A. Traverse

 

T. Just

1956

Storrs

9/55

W. Spackman

S.H. Mamay

 

T. Just

1955

East Lansing

9/54

R.M. Kosanke

S.H. Mamay

 

T. Just

1954

Gainesville

9/53

C.A. Brown

S.H. Mamay

 

T. Just

1953

Madison

9/52

A.T. Cross

R.M. Kosanke

 

T. Just

1952

Ithaca

9/51

W.N. Stewart

R.M. Kosanke

T. Just

 

T. Just

1951

Minneapolis

9/50

H.P. Banks

R.M. Kosanke

T. Just

 

T. Just

1950

Columbus

12/49

H.N. Andrews

A.T. Cross

T. Just

 

N.W. Radforth

1949

New York

9/48

E.S. Barghoorn

A.T. Cross

 

N.W. Radforth

1948

Washington

12/47

T. Just

A.T. Cross

 

N.W. Radforth

1947

Chicago

3/46

H.N. Andrews

T. Just

E. Dorf

 

N.W. Radforth

1946

St. Louis

12/45

N.W. Radforth

T. Just

 

C.A. Arnold

1945

Cleveland

9/44

L.R. Wilson

T. Just

E. Dorf

 

C.A. Arnold

1944

(None)

Held Over

J.M. Schopf

H.N. Andrews

E. Dorf

 

C.A. Arnold

1943

(None)

?/42

J.M. Schopf

H.N. Andrews

E. Dorf

 

C.A. Arnold

1942

(None)

12/41

J.H. Hoskins

H.N. Andrews

C.B. Read

 

C.A. Arnold

1941

Dallas

12/40

R.W. Chaney

H.N Andrews

C.B. Read

 

C.A. Arnold

1940

Philadelphia

12/39

A.J. Eames

J.M. Schopf

R. Brown

 

C.A. Arnold

1939

Columbus

12/38

C.A. Arnold

J.M. Schopf

R. Brown

 

C.A. Arnold

1938

Indianapolis

12/37

L.C. Petry

W.C. Darrah

 

C.A. Arnold

1937

Atlantic City

12/36

A.C. Noe

W.C. Darrah

 

C.A. Arnold

 

*J.H. Hoskins died in office February 8, 1957; A. Traverse served from that date until August, 1957 as Chairman pro-tem.


Bylaws

ARTICLE I. Purpose
The objectives of this organization shall be:

  1. To arrange a suitable program on paleobotanical subjects in connection with the annual meetings of the Botanical Society of America, Inc.
  2. To promote general interest and encourage research in paleobotany.
  3. To stress the importance of fossil plants in relation to botanical and geological problems.
  4. To establish closer contacts between botanists and geologists concerned with paleobotanical research and teaching.
  5. To assist in the dissemination of paleobotanical knowledge.
  6. To cooperate whenever desirable and possible with other organizations in achieving these ends.
  7. To act in whatever capacity it may find expedient as an organization of paleobotanists.

ARTICLE II. Officers

  1. The officers shall be a Chair, a Secretary-Treasurer, a Secretary-Treasurer Elect, a Web Manager and Editor of the Bibliography.
  2. The Chair shall preside at all meetings of the Section, shall appoint all committees, and shall perform all other functions customary and prescribed for that office. The term of that office is one year.
  3. The Secretary-Treasurer shall keep the records of the Section, carry on all necessary correspondence, and be responsible for the collection of dues and handling of funds belonging to the Section. The Secretary-Treasurer shall arrange the programs of the sectional meetings and represent the Section at the Council meeting of the Botanical Society of America, Inc. The term of that office is three years.
  4. The Secretary-Treasurer Elect shall be elected one year prior to serving as Secretary-Treasurer to serve as an Ex Officio Advisor to the current Secretary-Treasurer and will be included in all relevant Section business during that year. The Secretary-Treasurer Elect will assume the duties of Secretary-Treasure at the close of the Business meeting the year after his or her election.
  5. The Web Manager shall coordinate with manager(s) of the main BSA web site, and facilitate the maintenance, upgrading, and updating of web pages with content pertinent to the missions of the Paleobotanical Section. The term of that office is three years.
  6. The Editor of the Bibliography shall be responsible for collating and preparing for publication citations to be included in the annual Bibliography of American Paleobotany. The term of office is three years and shall be staggered so that the Secretary-Treasurer and the Editor of the Bibliography do not serve consecutive terms.
  7. Officers shall be elected at a business session of the Section announced as to time and place in the regular printed program. They will assume office at the close of the annual meeting. Each officer must be a member of the Botanical Society of America.
  8. Candidates for office shall be presented by a nominating committee of three persons, which shall be appointed by the Chair.
  9. In the event of inability of the Chair to perform his/ her duties, or if the Chair vacates the office before expiration of the one-year term, the Secretary-Treasurer shall serve as Chair pro tem until the election of a new Chair at the next regularly scheduled business meeting of the Section. A similar vacancy in the office of Secretary-Treasurer or Editor of the Bibliography shall be filled for the remainder of the unexpired term through appointment by the Chair.

ARTICLE III. Special Meetings

  1. The section may arrange special meetings or excursions whenever desirable.

ARTICLE IV. Membership

  1. There shall be two classes of membership in the Section as provided for in Article VIII (paragraph 1) of the Bylaws of the Botanical Society of America, Inc. These are regular members (members of the Botanical Society of America) and associate members (non-Society members). Emeritus members are those who have been members of the Section for 10 years and have retired. Membership in the Section is free to designated honorary members. The Secretary-Treasurer shall keep the membership list of the Section.
  2. Associate members shall have the privilege of attending and participating in the programs of the Section. They shall receive the program and other incidental materials, which may be issued through the Secretary-Treasurer of the Section. Associate members may serve on all committees except the nominating committee. They shall not vote for officers or hold office in the Section.
  3. Both regular and associate members of the Section shall pay yearly dues, which can be used to defray incidental expenses of the Section, including the expense of publishing and mailing the Bibliography. Changes in the amount of these dues shall be authorized by vote at the annual business meeting of the Section and must be approved by the Council of the Society, as per ARTICLE VIII, paragraph 4 of The Society bylaws. The Secretary-Treasurer shall collect the dues on a calendar-year basis; members in arrears after a period of six months shall again be notified and their names dropped from the list of members until the dues are paid. Members' names may be reinstated to the active membership list at any time by payment of the dues for the current year.

ARTICLE V. Amendments

  1. These Bylaws may be amended by a three-quarters vote of those voting members present at a scheduled business meeting held during a Sectional meeting at which scheduled papers are presented.

Last revised 09/15/2010


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