Botany 2005 - Educational Forum


Learning From Plants
Austin, Texas
August 13 - 17, 2005
Call for Symposia


OVERVIEW & SECTIONAL SPONSORSHIP

The Botanical Society of America (BSA) will hold its annual meeting in Austin, Texas from August 12 - 17, 2005. In addition to the BSA, other societies participating in the BOTANY 2005 conference will include: the American Bryological and Lichenological Society (ABLS), the American Fern Society (AFS), and American Society of Plant Taxonomists (ASPT). The theme for BOTANY 2005 will be Learning from Plants.

Members of the BSA are encouraged to organize symposia for presentation at the annual meeting. Symposia are theme-based and typically include either a half-day or a full-day program of speakers. Individual papers are 30 minutes in length (inclusive of questions). In addition, the symposium program may include other components, such as a separate introduction, summary, panel discussion, etc.

Because all symposia must be approved and sponsored by a Section of the BSA in advance of the meeting, preliminary proposals should be submitted to the appropriate Program Chair(s) for review and action by the Section. Different BSA Sections have different policies and practices for handling symposia proposals. Symposium proposals should demonstrate a high level of organization and indicate the nature of sponsorship requested (i.e., in name only, or with financial support). Sponsorship can be requested from more than one BSA Section, interdisciplinary/multi-sectional symposia are strongly encouraged. Once sectional sponsorship is obtained, the BSA Program Director will coordinate all approved symposia.

This Call for Symposia and the proposal submission process outlined below encompass only the BSA Sections. Other societies have different guidelines and may have different deadlines for symposia proposals.

Submission of Symposia Proposals
(Deadline: September 16, 2004)

Proposals should include the following: 1) a title, 2) name(s) and contact information for all organizers, 3) a brief summary of the symposium that includes relevant background and significance, 4) a tentative list of speakers, including their professional affiliations and presentation titles, 5) length of symposium, 6) nature of sponsorship requested, 7) amount of financial request, and 8) a list of all BSA Sections and other societies from which sponsorship will be requested.

Submission of symposium proposals should be conducted on-line using the Electronic Symposium Proposal Submission Form. Copies of the proposals will be sent electronically to the sender, the Program Chair(s) of the BSA Section(s) from which sponsorship is requested, and the BSA Program Director. There are two (2) deadlines for receiving symposium proposals, as some Sections discuss and approve symposium proposals one full year in advance. The deadlines are as follows: July 15, 2004 (Paleobotanical Section and Systematics Section), and September 15, 2004 (all other Sections).

Electronic Symposia Proposal Submission Form
Deadline: September 16, 2004


QUESTIONS

Questions about symposia sponsorship or proposals should be directed to the appropriate sectional Program Chair(s) listed on the reverse side, or to the BSA Program Director: Jeffrey M. Osborn, Division of Science, Truman State University, 100 E. Normal Street, Kirksville, MO 63501-4221. Tele: (660) 785-4017, Fax: (660) 785-4045, E-mail: josborn@truman.edu.

PROGRAM CHAIRS

BRYOLOGICAL AND LICHENOLOGICAL SECTION – AMERICAN BRYOLOGICAL AND LICHENOLOGICAL SOCIETY (ABLS)
James D. Lawrey, Department of Biology, MSN 3E1, George Mason University, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, Virginia 22030-4444. Tele: (703) 993-1059, Fax: (703) 993-1046, E-mail: jlawrey@gmu.edu.

DEVELOPMENTAL AND STRUCTURAL SECTION
Larry Hufford, School of Biological Sciences, Washington State University, Pullman, WA 99164-4236. Tele: (509) 335-2183, Fax: (509) 335-3184, E-mail: hufford@mail.wsu.edu.

ECOLOGICAL SECTION
Joseph C. Colosi, Department of Biology, De Sales University, 2755 Station Ave., Center Valley, PA 18034. Tele: (610) 282-1100, ext. 1288, Fax: (610) 282-2254, E-mail: jcc0@desales.edu.

ECONOMIC BOTANY SECTION
David M. Spooner, USDA–ARS, Department of Horticulture, University Of Wisconsin, 1575 Linden, Madison, WI 53706-1590. Tele: (608) 262-0159, Fax: (608) 262-4743, E-mail: dspooner@facstaff.wisc.edu.

GENETICS SECTION
Randy Small, Department of Botany, 437 Hesler Biology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville TN 37996-1100. Tele: (865) 974-6207, Fax: (865) 974-2258, E-mail: rsmall@utk.edu.

HISTORICAL SECTION
Lee B. Kass, L. H. Bailey Hortorium, Department of Plant Biology, 460 Mann Library, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853-4301. Tele: (607) 255-4876; Fax: (607) 255-7979; E-mail: lbk7@cornell.edu

PALEOBOTANICAL SECTION
Kathleen B. Pigg, SOLS Admin and Faculty, Arizona State University, Box 874501, Tempe, AZ 85287-1601. Tele: (480) 965 3154, Fax: (480) 965-6899, E-mail: kpigg@asu.edu.

PHYCOLOGICAL SECTION
Richard M. McCourt, Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19103. Tele: (215) 299-1157, Fax: (215) 299-1028, E-mail: mccourt@acnatsci.org.

PHYSIOLOGICAL SECTION
Henri R. Maurice, Department of Biology, University of Southern Indiana , 8600 University Boulevard, Evansville, In 47712. Tele: (812) 461-5231, E-mail: HMaurice@usi.edu.

PHYTOCHEMICAL SECTION
Emanuel L. Johnson, USDA-ARS WSL, Building 001, Room 329 BARC-W, 10300 Baltimore Ave., Beltsville, MD 20705-2350. Tele: (301) 504-5323, Fax: (301) 504-6491, E-mail: eljohnsn@asrr.arsusda.gov.

PTERIDOLOGICAL SECTION – AMERICAN FERN SOCIETY (AFS)
Thomas A. Ranker, Department of EPO Biology, Campus Box 350, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 80309-0350. Tele: (303) 492-5074, Fax: (303) 492-8699, E-mail: ranker@stripe.colorado.edu.

SYSTEMATICS SECTION – AMERICAN SOCIETY OF PLANT TAXONOMISTS (ASPT)
Andrea D. Wolfe, Department of Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology, Ohio State University, 1735 Neil Avenue, Columbus, OH 43210-1293. Tele: (614) 292-0267, Fax: (614) 292-2030, E-mail: wolfe.205@osu.edu.

TEACHING SECTION
J. Phil Gibson, Department of Biology, Agnes Scott College, 141 E. College Ave, Decatur, GA 30030. Tele: (404) 471-6267, Fax: (404) 471-5368, E-mail: pgibson@agnesscott.edu.

TROPICAL BIOLOGY SECTION
Susana Magallón, Dpto. de Botánica, Instituto de Biología, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Circuito Exterior, Anexo al Jardín Botánico, A.P. 70-233, México D.F. 04510. Tele: (52) 55-5622-9087, Fax: (52) 55-5550-1760, E-mail: S.Magallon@ibiologia.unam.mx.

Questions About Botany Meetings should be directed to: BSA Meetings Manager:
Johanne Stogran
Botanical Society of America Meetings Office
2813 Blossom Ave
Columbus, OH 43231
Tele: (614) 899-9356 - Fax: (614) 895-7866 - E-mail: johanne@botany.org
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