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Extra Field Meeting - Water of Leith - Wed Aug 1st

Location

Bonnington to Victoria Bridge

Leaders

Natalie Harmsworth (TWIC)

Date

Wed, 01/08/2018 - 17:30

Site details: Urban section of the Water of Leith between Bonnington Bridge and Victoria Bridge in the north of the city of Edinburgh.

Leader: Natalie Harmsworth, email: natalie@wildlifeinformation.co.uk, tel: 07833019493


5th June 2018 St Andrews Lecture: The Forgotten Forests of Latin America - Conservation Issues in Latin American Dry Forests

Location

St Andrews

Leaders

Prof. Toby Pennington, University of Exeter

Date

Tue, 05/06/2018 - 19:30

LAST MINUTE CHANGE OF VENUE PLEASE NOTE We have just been advised the BSS/Friends lecture on 5th June (tomorrow) has had to be moved from Chemistry to Physics Theatre B, due to asbestos problems. The Physics, and its car park, is on the upper tier of buildings in the North Haugh, University of St Andrews KY16 9SS.


BSS AGM 17th May 2018

Location

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

Leaders

Dr Brian Ballinger

Date

Thu, 17/05/2018 - 19:00

The AGM will be held immediately after the lecture on 17th May.

Following the notice in the March 2018 BSS News, requesting nominations to BSS Council and explaining the procedure for this year’s AGM, we have received no formal nominations from members.


Plant Ecology and Diversity 9(3) June 2016

Date

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

Location

anywhere in Scotland with a population >1000

Date

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

Date

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?

Leaders

Forest Research

Date

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

Leaders

many and varied

Date

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

Date

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

Location

Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

Leaders

Prof John Grace

Date

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.


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