St Andrews Botanic Garden is under threat of closure due to insufficient funding (see also News Item 4th April).
You can sign a petition against the closure of the Garden by going to http://www.st-andrews-botanic.org and clicking on "Sign the Save the Garden Petition". The petition closes on 5 May and will be presented to the University in June together with a business plan for the Garden's future development.
Richard Pankhurst, BSBI VC Recorder, a long time member of the Botanical Society of Scotland and RBGE Research Associate, died after a fight with esophageal cancer. His wife Ann, and daughter, Lucy were at his bedside in the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary when he died peacefully. Our thoughts are with his family.
Prof Paul Jarvis FRSE, FRS died aged 77 on the 5th Feb 2013.
Prof Jarvis was an outstanding forest scientist, a 1970s pioneer, working in the on the physiology of trees and measuring CO2 and H2O profiles over spruce at a time when no-one else had thought of these things. His influence was truly world-wide, and he will be sorely missed.
Philippa Stone, a BSc Ecological Science (Hons. Forestry) student from the University of Edinburgh, was judged the winner of the 2012 student dissertation prize with a project entitled “The effect of Sitka spruce (Picea sitchensis) silviculture on stand structure and epiphytic lichen abundance in Glentress Forest”.
Taylor & Francis Online will under going scheduled maintenance on Monday 29th October 2012, starting at 14:00 GMT and finishing by 19:00 GMT. This means that the Society's journal, Plant Ecology and Diversity, will be unavailable on-line during this time.
The Scottish Annual Meeting jointly between the Botanical Society of the British Isles and Botanical Society of Scotland, this is a meeting an interest in Scottish botany, BSBI and BSS members and friends are cordially invited to this popular day. There is a full programme of exhibits and talks for you to enjoy.