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ASBS Newsletter

Number 172, September 2017

Contents

  • From the President
  •      Council positions.. . . . .1
  •      ASBS-SASB 2017 conference. . . . .1
  • ASBS Inc. business
  •      Election for Council closing 13th November. . . . .2
  • Eichler Research Fund reports
  •      New Zealand Myosotis (Boraginaceae). . . . .3
  •      Using next-generation sequencing to explore diversity in the Triodia basedowii species complex. . . . .6
  • A postscript
  •      Current Lucid keys. . . . .8
  •           Triodia of the Pilbara — SpiKey. . . . .8
  •           Accessing available Lucid keys — a global resource. . . . .8
  • Current affairs in systematics
  •      The Decadal Plan for Taxonomy and Biosystematics in Australasia. . . . .9
  • News. . . . .10
  • ABRS report. . . . .13
  • Another postscript
  •      Global online Floras. . . . .14
  • Conference reports
  •      XIX International Botanical Congress in Shenzhen, 17–29 July 2017. . . . .15
  •      IBC outcomes: the Shenzhen Declaration for Plant Sciences. . . . .19
  •      Genomics and Collections conference in Canberra, 12–14 September 2017. . . . .19
  • Points of view
  •      The time has come — or has it?. . . . .21
  •      Do words matter?. . . . ..21
  •      More accessible prose = more influence for publications. . . . .21
  •      Tom Gauldís cartoons. . . . .22
  • Deaths
  •      Joan Taylor (1929–2017). . . . .22
  •      Peter Kloot c. 1945–18 June 2015. . . . ..22
  • Coming conferences
  •      Notice. 5th Oceania Congress Conservation in a changing world, Wellington, 2–6 Jul 2018. . . . .25
  •      Systematics 2017: Integrating Systematics for Conservation and Ecology. . . . .26
  • Notices
  •      Participation for cultural heritage significance assessment of the NSW National Herbarium collection. . . . .26
  •      Postal address change for Australian National Herbarium (CANB). . . . .26
  • Items of interest
  •      Automated identification of herbarium specimens. . . . .27
  •      The mass extinction of scientists who study species. . . . .27
  •      What the ancestral flower looked like. . . . .27
  •      Mid Cretaceous fossil flowers — a second species. . . . ..28
  •      Should Universities be wary?. . . . ..28
  •      And should you be wary of which journal you submit to?. . . . .28
  •      Journal of Ecology Special Feature. . . . .28
  •      Ventenatís names from the new flowers in the gardens of Cels and Empress Josephine. . . . .29
  •      Angiosperm phylogeny poster. . . . .29
  • Book reviews
  •      A botanical cornucopia. . . . .30
  •      Postcript: David Mabberley on Ockhamís Razor. . . . .33
  • New books. . . . .34
  • Chapter conveners. . . . ..39
  • Contacting major Australasian herbaria and systematics institutions. . . . ..39
  • About the Society and becoming a member. . . . .40
  • ASBS publications. . . . .40
  • About the Newsletter: contributions, advertisements and the Editors. . . . ..41

 

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