New Editor of ASPT Newsletter [1 August 2008]
2008 ASPT Awards Announced in Vancouver [1 August 2008]
Recipients of 2008 ASPT Graduate Student Research Grants [10 July 2008]
Results of ASPT Election [11 July 2008]
New Issues of Systematic Botany Monographs [5 July 2008]
Officers and Committees of ASPT [Updated 19 September 07]
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In Memoriam [23 July 08]
People [12 February 08]
Job Opportunities [8 August 08]
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News from Herbaria and Collections [11 April 08]
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Funding and Award Opportunities [21 July 08]
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Past Issues of the ASPT Newsletter
New Editor of ASPT Newsletter
Eric Roalson will become the new editor of the ASPT Newsletter effective 15 August 2008. Please send all Newsletter items to him after this date. Eric will continue as Webmaster of the ASPT website. As outgoing editor, I want to thank all those who have assisted with the Newsletter, especially Linda Brown, Chris Anderson, past ASPT presidents and officers who sent in new items, Chris Haufler for first asking me to be editor, and Charlie Warwick, who does the page layout. — Ken Robertson, Emeritus, Illinois Natural History Survey. [Posted 25 July 2008]
2008 ASPT Awards
The following ASPT awards were announced at Botany 2008 in Vancouver.
Asa Gray Award — The recipient of the 2008 Asa Gray Award is William R. Anderson (University of Michigan). Highlights of Dr. Anderson's many accomplishments include the following: 1) High productivity and high quality of scholarship in systematics of Malpighiaceae, a family for which he is recognized as the world's expert; 2) Excellence in undergraduate and graduate teaching, including mentoring many students who are now practicing systematists; 3) Served as president of ASPT, and has served for 21 years (and continues to serve) on Committee for Spermatophyta, IAPT; 4) Editor of 8 volumes of Flora Novo-Galiciana; and 5) Served as Director of University of Michigan Herbarium for 13 years.
Peter Raven Award — The recipient of the 2008 Peter Raven Award is W. Hardy Eshbaugh (Miami University). Highlights of Dr. Eshbaugh's many accomplishments include the following: 1) Trip leader and/or trip botanist with ecotourism trips to Antarctica, Belize, Brazil, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Peru, and Uganda; 2) Designed and taught courses in Amazonia, Bahamas, Newfoundland, and Nova Scotia; 3) Numerous popular writings and lectures on conservation and natural history; 4) Active volunteer with and served on boards of Ohio Chapter of Nature Conservancy, National Audubon Society, Hawk Mountain, Atlantic Salmon Federation, and several local conservation organizations; and 5) Served as president of ASPT, AIBS, BSA, Society for Economic Botany.
George R. Cooley Award for Best Contributed Paper in Systematics — The recipient of the 2008 Cooley Award is Brian Knaus of Oregon State University. The title of Brian's presentation was "A fistfull of Astragalus: incipient speciation in the American West?" Brian's co-authors are R. C. Cronn and Aaron Liston. [Posted 1 August 2008]
Recipients of 2008 ASPT Graduate Student Research Grants
Amounts of awards varied from $750 to $1,000.
- Craig F. Barrett — Relationships and morphological variation in the Corallorhiza striata species complex: emphasis on California as an evolutionarily important region in North America. The Ohio State University (w/John Freudenstein). — Shirley and Alan Graham Graduate Student Research Grant.
- Brad R. Ruhfel — Phylogenetic and biogeographic study of the clusioid clade (Malpighiales). Harvard University (w/Charles Davis). — William R. Anderson Graduate Student Research Grant.
- Dylan O. Burge — Edaphic factors in the diversification of Ceanothus subgenus Cerastes (Rhamnaceae). Duke University (w/Paul Manos). — Rogers McVaugh Graduate Student Research Grant.
- Patrick P. Edger — Resolving the phylogeny of the mustard family (Brassicaceae) and its application to date two major whole genome duplication events. University of Missouri-Columbia (w/Chris Pires).
- Melanie Schori — A systematic revision of Gomphandra (Stemonuraceae). Ohio University (w/ Phil Cantino and Harvey Ballard).
- Elizabeth Kempton — Systematics, character evolution, and ecological diversification of the Eriogonum clade (Polygonaceae). Rancho Santa Ana Botanical Garden (w/Travis Columbus).
- Erica J. Wheeler — Evolution of the Allium canadense alliance: Testing the hypotheses of Marion Ownbey and Hannah Aase. University of Missouri-Columbia (w/Chris Pires).
- Taina M. Price — Molecular phylogeny and phylogeography of Phemeranthus (Portulacaceae), a North American xerophytic plant genus. Washington University, St. Louis (w/ Barbara Schaal).
- Olofron Plume — Molecular systematics of genus Calendula (Asteraceae). Cornell University (w/ Jeff Doyle),
- Nicholas P. Tippery — Systematics of Menyanthaceae: Phylogenetics and character evolution in Nymphoides. University of Connecticut (w/Don Les).
- Tania Hernández Hernández — Evolutionary radiations of globose and columnar stem succulents within Cactaceae. Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (w/ Susana Magallón).
- Melissa Islam — Tracing the evolutionary history of Caribbean Erythroxylum. University of Colorado (w/Tom Ranker).
- Miriam Kaehler — Revision, phylogeny, evolution, and biogeography of Lundia (Bignonieae, Bignoniaceae). Universidade de São Paulo (w/Lúcia Lohmann).
Results of ASPT Election
- President Elect — Warren Wagner, Smithsonian Institution
- Council Member — Carolyn Ferguson, Kansas State University
- Council Member — Ken Cameron, University of Wisconsin, Madison
New Issues of Systematic Botany Monographs
Volume 84. Taxonomy of wild tomatoes and their relatives (Solanum sect. Lycopersicoides, sect. Juglandifolia, sect. Lycopersicon; Solanaceae), Iris E. Peralta, David M. Spooner, and Sandra Knapp, 186 pp, color frontispiece +3 color plates, hardbound. 2 June 2008. ISBN 978-0-912861-84-5. US orders: $27.00; non-US-orders: $40.00.
Volume 85. Revision of Neosprucea (Salicaceae), Mac H. Alford, 62 pp. 2 June 2008. ISBN 978-0-912861-85-2. US orders: $10.00; non-US-orders: $17.00.
Postage and handling included. Send orders to Systematic Botany Monographs, University of Michigan Herbarium, 3600 Varsity Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48108-2287, USA, with checks payable to "ASPT"; VISA, MasterCard, AMEX, Discover accepted. Fax: 734-998-0038; e-mail <firstname.lastname@example.org>. [Posted 5 June 2008]
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