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Important Update Regarding Botany 2020

Dear ABLS members –


I wanted to give you an update about our ABLS annual meeting as part of Botany 2020 in Anchorage, scheduled for July 18-22.  As the attached document from the Botany 2020 Leadership Team indicates, given the uniquely uncertain and challenging events we are facing, there has not been a final decision regarding the conference at this time.  As indicated in the document, the deadline for abstract submissions has been extended until April 30.


We will keep you updated as the situation develops, and you can also check the conference website  If events require cancellation of the conference, we will explore alternative arrangements for at least some type of virtual event to share updates, awards, and future plans.


Thanks for your interest in and support of ABLS, and best wishes to you and yours in the coming months.



Doug Ladd

President, ABLS



Thanks to all who submitted proposals for the 2020 Anderson & Crum Field Bryology and the Culberson & Hale Field Lichenology research awards!! Proposals due by March 1, 2020. More information can be found on the Grants page. 

ABLS will be meeting jointly with the Botanical Society of America in Anchorage, Alaska from July 18-22, 2020. More information here.