Congratulations to the following winners of the 25th Graduate Student Symposium:
Will Freyman, University of California, Berkeley: Best Overall Presentation
Jenna Baughman, California State University, Los Angeles: Completed Research
Melissa Johnson, Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden: Research in Progress
Laura Schultheis, University of California, Santa Barbara: Proposed Research
Annetta Carter Memorial Fund
Next deadline: December 31, 2015
The California Botanical Society was founded by Willis Linn Jepson in 1913 and has served a major role in advancing Western American botany with its five primary program services:
- Scientific Publications. Since 1916, the Society has published the peer-reviewed, scientific journal Madroño, the leading source of research articles on the ecology, systematics, floristics, restoration, and conservation biology of Western American botanical organisms, including those of Mexico, Central and South America.
- Annual Banquet. The Society sponsors an annual banquet and lecture at various locations in California.
- Research Support. Made possible by the Annetta Carter Memorial Fund, the Society supports botanical research on the green plants of Baja California.
- Graduate Student Support. Every other year, in conjunction with our annual banquet, the Society sponsors a student-organized symposium where students come together to present their research and participate in a community of scientists. The Society provides reduced prices and other subsidies to undergraduate and graduate students to encourage their participation in all Society events. In addition, graduate students are encouraged to publish their research in Madroño, and to apply for Annetta Carter research grants.
- Community Outreach to Non-Academic Professional Botanists. From time to time, the Society sponsors social events for professional networking purposes at meetings of other botanical organizations, field trips, and lectures.