Slate for 2017-2018 Council: In accordance with the three-week notice provision of the By-Laws of the Club, the following slate of officers and councillors is being presented to the membership by 3 February 2017. The slate is to be voted on at the Annual Meeting on 3 March 2017. Article VI of the Bylaws states: "Nothing herein shall restrict the right of members to offer nominations from the floor provided a notice listing such nominees and signed by not less than three members shall be filed with the Corresponding Secretary not later than ten days prior to the date of the meeting."
EAGLE HILL INSTITUTE DISCOUNTS: Eagle Hill Institute, Steuben, ME, is offering NEBC members a 20% discount for the 2017 Workshops and Seminars. Also, NEBC will give a stipend of $150 towards costs for the first ten NEBC members who register for a summer botany course. Contact John Burns at email@example.com for details. Eagle Hill calendar.
NEBC is involved with two upcoming events of interest to members:
- Plants and Place: Native Flora in Western Massachusetts on 1 April 1 2017 at the Deerfield Community Center, Deerfield, MA. This one-day forum brings together a range of speakers for a lively discussion of the history, use, and preservation of herbaria in western Massachusetts. At the end of the program participants will have the opportunity to examine the herbarium of Deerfield physician Stephen West Williams (1790-1855). The collection demonstrates the diversity and distribution of plants in the second decade of the 19th century, and provides a baseline for the presence of invasive species and endangered or extinct flora. Details and registration form can be found here.
- Eagle Hill Institute's 2017 Northeast Natural History Conference on 21-23 April 2017 in Cromwell, CT. Early registration closes March 20th.
Schedule for Nonvascular Herbarium Work Sessions: Winter 2017
We welcome volunteers to help us with curatorial work in the nonvascular herbarium of the NEBC. Listed below are the scheduled work sessions. If you would like to join us or have questions, please email Elizabeth Kneiper (Ekneiper@aol.com) or call 781-801-2734. We look forward to hearing from you! Weather and various other circumstances can force the sessions to be canceled or rescheduled, but volunteers will be notified.
Type of work: Curatorial - replacing old packets, data basing, and inserting collections. A great chance to work with historic collections of New England lichens, bryophytes, algae, and fungi.
Location: Farlow Herbarium, 22 Divinity Ave, Cambridge, MA.
- Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
- Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
- Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
- Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
- Saturday, April 8, 2017 - 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
- Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
- Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
- Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
- Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
- Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
- Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
- Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
- Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
- Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
- Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Introducing FEATURED REVIEW Section In RHODORA
The Editorial Board of Rhodora is pleased to announce a new section of the journal, entitled Featured Review, which will focus on topics relating to the systematics, floristics, ecology, paleobotany, phytogeography, conservation biology, or restoration ecology of the flora of northeastern North America or floristically related areas. The aim of the Featured Review section is to provide a venue to synthesize current topics of broad botanical interest, particularly in areas that have had a significant body of research conducted in recent decades. The reviews must synthesize key literature and highlight significant insights that can lead to better understanding of the topic and should recommend areas for future research that would lead to advances in the field. The reviews should not exceed 15,000 words, including references. All reviews will be peer-reviewed by two external reviewers and the Editor-in-Chief, Dr. Nishanta Rajakaruna. Authors interested in preparing a review may submit a one-page proposal to the Editor-in-Chief via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Members of the New England Botanical Club and readers of Rhodora are also welcome to suggest topics for review and/or authors to be invited to write a review for this exciting new feature of Rhodora.
Videos of the oral presentations from the NEBC Conference 2015 are available here!