The Elizabeth Ann Bartholomew Award represents the Southern Appalachian Botanical Society’s highest recognition bestowed upon an individual. It honors the memory of its namesake’s untiring service to the public, to plant systematics, and to the Society. It is presented to individuals who have distinguished themselves in professional and public service that advances our knowledge and appreciation of plants and their scientific, cultural, and aesthetic values, and/or exceptional service to the… Read More »Dr. Wendy Zomlefer — 2020 Bartholomew Award Recipient
Peanut butter cup, stinky squid, ceramic parchment, scrambled eggs slime, blushing bracket—don’t be ashamed if you haven’t heard of these remarkable organisms. They are among the taxa described in this wonderful new book on fungi and slime molds, species ranging from the flamboyant to the nearly repulsive.
The Richard and Minnie Windler Award recognizes the authors of the best systematics and ecology papers published in Castanea during the previous year. The 2020 Richard and Minnie Windler Award for Best Paper in Ecology goes to Ryan Huish, Amy E. Faivre, Melissa Manow, and Conley K. McMullen for “Investigations Into the Reproductive Biology of the Southern Appalachian Endemic Piratebush (Buckleya distichophylla): Pollination Biology, Fruit Development, and Seed Germination” (Castanea… Read More »Best Paper in Ecology — 2020 Richard & Minnie Windler Award
The Richard and Minnie Windler Award recognizes the authors of the best systematics and ecology papers published in Castanea during the previous year. The 2020 Richard and Minnie Windler Award for Best Paper in Systematics goes to Max Lanning and Kathy Mathews for “Taxonomy, Distribution, and Lectotypification of Two Rare, Southern Appalachian Saxifrages, Micranthes careyana and M. caroliniana” (Castanea 84:93–108) Katherine G. Mathews, Ph.D. Professor and Director of WCU Herbarium Department… Read More »Best Paper in Systematics – 2020 Richard & Minnie Windler Award
Botany Students, It’s Time To Apply! SABS offers awards that help students conduct research, attend classes at biological field stations, present research at the Association of Southeastern Biologists conference, and for excellence in poster and oral presentations at the conference. Each of these awards can be given to multiple students, depending on the applications received. Applications are now online and easier than ever. Most can be completed in under 10… Read More »2020 Deadlines for Student Scholarships and Awards
SABS continues its annual partnership with the Association of Southern Biologists to co-host a research conference. This year it will be held in Jacksonville, Florida featuring Jacksonville University and University of North Florida. SABS members are eligible to register at the ASB membership rate of $265 for early registration (through March 11th) or $330 for regular registration after March 11, 2020. Please visit the ASB 2020 meeting webpage to register and submit… Read More »2020 Conference Registration Open – ASB Jacksonville
Joe Everett Winstead was born in Wichita Falls, Texas to Leonard E. Winstead and Nellie Helen (Reaser) Winstead on March 17, 1938. Thanks to the quick actions of his mother, the deal his older sister, Janet, made to trade her baby brother to a neighbor for a puppy fell through – much to Janet’s chagrin! Joe went on to grow up doing all the things a kid in north Texas… Read More »In Memoriam: Joe Everett Winstead