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ASPT Incoming President Address - Carolyn Ferguson

Ferguson, Carolyn [1].

Where do we go from here? Envisioning opportunities for plant systematics in a post-pandemic world.

Many of us are missing the times when we would gather with colleagues at the annual ASPT banquet and hear a light-hearted talk from the incoming president. This summer, like last, is different. The COVID-19 pandemic has been incredibly challenging, and we now live in a world that is different in so many ways. In this talk, I will explore the opportunities we have-at this critical point in time-to advance our field. How do we build on our experiences to ensure a positive future for plant systematics? I will consider the ways in which we teach and train, our advocacy for systematics research and herbaria, and our activities as a professional society. We must be deliberate in our inclusivity, we must be thoughtful in our plans, and we must chart a path forward that advances appreciation for and study of plant diversity.


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1 - Kansas State University, Division of Biology, Manhattan, KS, 66506-4901, USA

Keywords:
COVID-19
plant systematics
teaching
herbaria
professional society.

Presentation Type: Special Presentations
Session: S13, ASPT Incoming President Address - Carolyn Ferguson
Location: Virtual/Virtual
Date: Thursday, July 22nd, 2021
Time: 3:00 PM
Number: S13001
Abstract ID:93
Candidate for Awards:None


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