Calls for Botany 2004

Botanical Society of America

-- Alpine Diversity: Adapted to the Peaks -- July 31-August 5, 2004 -- Snowbird Resort -- Salt Lake City -- Utah--

Call for Abstracts

Botany 2004 represents the annual meeting of four professional societies, including the American Bryological and Lichenological Society (ABLS), the American Fern Society (AFS), the American Society of Plant Taxonomists (ASPT), and the Botanical Society of America (BSA). The conference will be held in Snowbird, Utah from July 31 to August 5, 2004, and the theme for BOTANY 2004 will be "Alpine Diversity: Adapted to the Peaks".

In addition to the regular program, which will run from Sunday through Wednesday (August 1-5), BOTANY 2004 will include an expanded format. The third annual FORUM focusing on botanical education and outreach will be held on Saturday, July 31, and it will be linked to the annual scientific meeting on Sunday, August 1, via workshops and field trips.

There are separate Calls for Discussion Sessions at the annual scientific meeting and for Sessions at the education and outreach FORUM.


All members are invited and encouraged to present some aspect of their scholarly work in a contributed paper, contributed poster, invited symposium, or special lecture.
Contributed papers, or oral/podium presentations, will be 15 minutes in length (inclusive of questions). Contributed posters will fit onto bulletin boards that are 4 ft tall and 6 ft wide. Invited symposium contributions and special lectures are arranged in advance and coordinated by the symposium organizer(s), societies, and/or societal sections. Symposium presentations will be 30 minutes in length (inclusive of questions).
Each contributed paper, poster, symposium presentation, and special lecture requires an abstract. The same individual should not be a first author on more than three abstracts. The abstracts and final program will be available online at the BOTANY 2004 web site prior to the meeting and hard copies will be distributed at the conference to registrants.

Submission of Abstracts (Deadline: April 1, 2004)

Submission of abstracts, titles, and other relevant information (e.g., keywords) for contributed papers, posters, symposia, and lectures should be carried out online at the BOTANY 2004 web site: Copies of the titles and abstracts will be sent electronically to the sender, the Program Chair of the disciplinary Section/Society selected for submission (see reverse), and the BSA Program Director.

The submission site will open in February 2004,
and the deadline for receiving abstracts is April 1, 2004.

Scientific Program

Questions about the scientific program for BOTANY 2004 should be directed to the appropriate Program Chair listed on the reverse side, or to the BSA Program Director: Jeffrey M. Osborn, Division of Science, Truman State University, 100 E. Normal Street, Kirksville, MO 63501-4221. Tele: (660) 785-4017, Fax: (660) 785-4045, E-mail:

Registration, Housing & Events

A Registration Brochure for BOTANY 2004 will be mailed to members of participating societies in spring 2004, and it will be available online at the BOTANY 2004 web site. The Brochure will contain detailed information about registration, housing, social events, field trips, workshops, tours, and all costs. Additional information can be obtained from the BSA Meetings Manager: Johanne Stogran, BSA Meetings Office, 2813 Blossom Avenue, Columbus, OH 43231, Tele: (614) 899-9356, Fax: (614) 895-7866, E-mail:

For your Convenience:

Questions about the Meeting program should be directed to the
BSA Meetings Manager:
Johanne Stogran
Botanical Society of America Meetings Office
2813 Blossom Ave
Columbus, OH 43231
Tele: (614) 899-9356
Fax: (614) 895-7866

Or Contact the Program Officers
Or the Conference Plannning Team


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