'Too much woodland?.......' Lecture download available


Dr James Fenton

The lecture which was given in Edinburgh in September and Inverness in December is available for download at

Student Dissertation Prize Winner 2017

Congratulations to Galina Toteva of the School of Geosciences, University of Edinburgh. She is this year's winner of the BSS Student Prize for her dissertation entitled 'Investigating floral availability during the early season forage of Apis mellifera in North East Scotland'.

The prize will be awarded before the lecture on November 30th 2017.

Plant Ecology and Diversity 9(3) June 2016


Sat, 20/05/2017 (All day)

Our publishers forgot to mail this part out to members last year, it should be arriving in the post any day now.

BSS Urban Flora of Scotland project


anywhere in Scotland with a population >1000


Wed, 01/02/2017 (All day) - Tue, 31/10/2017 (All day)

Spring is coming and it's time to brush up your botany. Why not join in with our Urban Flora project?

BSS Student prize awarded


Tue, 24/01/2017 (All day) - Tue, 25/07/2017 (All day)

We are pleased to announce that the 2016 Student Prize has been awarded to Alastair MacLaren for his thesis ‘A Phenotypic and Genotypic analysis of Plantago robusta and Pelargonium cotyledonis’.

Survey: where do you go to see and enjoy nature in Edinburgh?


Forest Research


Mon, 24/10/2016 (All day) - Thu, 01/12/2016 (All day)

Forest Research have launched a short interactive mapping survey to collect information on where people go to see and enjoy nature in Edinburgh. They would be very grateful if you could complete this survey if you live or work in Edinburgh, or you have visited this city in the last 12 months.

2016-17 BSS Lecture Programme is now available


many and varied


Thu, 01/09/2016 - 18:00 - Wed, 31/05/2017 - 18:00

Our lecture programme is now available and can be downloaded from the 'Activities' page. Please note the later start time of 18:00h

'Plant Ecology and Diversity' is moving up the scientific rankings


Mon, 25/07/2016 (All day)

We're pleased to report that the impact factor of our scientific journal, Plant Ecology and Diversity has increased from 1.766 to 2.349 and it has moved up the rankings of Plant Sciences journals, from 76/204 to 54/209. This journal is received by our Standard Rate members.

AGM of the BSS 19/05/16


Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh


Prof John Grace


Thu, 19/05/2016 - 17:30

The AGM of the BSS will be held at 17.30 - 18.00 (approx), preceding Dr Karen Lee's lecture.

BSS 2016 Field Meetings


many and varied!


also many and varied

The programme of BSS field meetings for 2016 has been finalised. They run from 19th March to 9th October.

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