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.
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.
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 membership subscription rate for the Botanical Society of Scotland have not changed for more that ten years, however this year we have had to raise the rate of membership subscriptions from the 1st October 2012 to:
The BSS is updating its membership recruiting leaflet and would like a
striking picture for the front page. We are looking for a photograph, in
portrait orientation, of a single plant or a small group of plants that are
characteristic of the Scottish flora. We cannot use the Scots primrose
(Primula scotica) because that has already been used as an emblem by
Taylor & Francis Online will be undergoing maintenance on Wednesday 22nd February 2012 between 18:00 and 22:00 GMT, during this time the Society's journal, Plant Ecology & Diversity will not be available on-line. Taylor & Francis hope to complete the work within the first hour but,it may be unavailable for a further three hours during the scheduled maintenance window.
For over 300 years botanists from the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh have been bringing back unusual, rare and exotic plants to Scotland from all corners of the globe. Join Mark Hughes as he follows in their footsteps during a series of expeditions to the rich tropical montane forests of Sumatra.