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Help us to curate an equity, diversity, and inclusion calendar

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We are a diverse community and celebrate many culturally significant dates, some with religious roots, and others that recognize our different heritages and identities. As part of our ongoing equity, diversity and inclusion efforts, we are curating an “equity, diversity, and inclusion calendar”.…

Plant Point of View: Caladenia pectinata and Drakaea livida, sexually deceptive orchid queens

In a remarkable feat of mimicry, some flowers have evolved similarities to female insects; they thus attract male insects who, after a disappointing visit, still manage to serve as pollinators. How do we understand how floral traits affect pollinators? The answer may not be simple. In a 2018 article,…

Applications Now Open For the 2021-2022 Plantae Fellows Program

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Are you a creative and articulate plant scientist looking to connect with other like-minded folks? We need your help to nurture and grow Plantae, the online home for the global plant science community that is powered by ASPB.  We are looking for individuals who want to become highly engaged by creating…

The Plant Cell is accepting applications for Assistant Features Editors

  Are you an early career researcher passionate about plants, writing, and science communication? The Plant Cell is accepting applications for new Assistant Features Editors (AFEs) for 2022. AFEs provide a valuable service to the journal, our authors, and the scientific community. In return,…

ASPB Forward Listening Sessions at PB21, July 19-23

ASPB Forward works to advance change within ASPB by accelerating ideas that benefit our community. We seek to listen, stimulate, capture, incubate, and steward innovative, cross-cutting ideas and programs, so that ASPB will better serve as a more equitable and inclusive organization (read more). Over…

Plant Physiology is recruiting Assistant Features Editors for 2022

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Thank you to all who submitted applications for this program. The deadline has now passed and we will be evaluating the applications and announcing those selected later this year.     This past January, Plant Physiology welcomed 16 new Assistant Features Editors to the editorial…

LEAPing ahead? 

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ASPB has submitted a proposal to the NSF (National Science Foundation in response to their recent Dear Colleagues Letter (a DCL is a way to communicate about new or special funding opportunities). The purpose of this DCL was to encourage professional societies to “develop collaborative networks…

Plant Point of View: Tomato CRY1a

Written and Illustrated by Laura Mejia. Click on images to enlarge. Liu et al. (2018) analyzed how cryptochrome, CRY1a, affects developmental processes in tomato. They found that this photoreceptor contributes to the regulation of the plant responses to light including the inhibition of hypocotyl…

Find help with your writing, or offer assistance to others

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Being at the beginning of your career is challenging, especially in these times. It is very important to get editing help from professionals when writing a manuscript or grant, particularly if English is your second language. I would like to work with the Plantae Community and ASPB to create a resource…