Om Aelys Humphreys

Associate Professor of Plant Systematics and Evolution

IBC registration deadline

Dear colleagues;

I am writing on behalf of the organizers of the International Botanical Congress to advise you that the deadline for regular registration is coming up soon, on 17 June. I encourage you to register now to avoid the higher late registration prices. 

Please see the Congress website for the latest news and the registration page:

The Congress website has information about invited speakers, accommodations, excursions, the Nomenclature Section, and much more. The scientific program looks very exciting with numerous symposia on a wide range of topics, and a diverse selection of invited speakers.

See you in Madrid!

Patrick Herendeen, Chair

International Association for Botanical and Mycological Societies

PhD position in Data Driven Evolution and Biodiversity: Plant Extinction

The Department of Ecology, Environment and Plant Sciences at Stockholm University (Sweden) invites applications for a four-year, fully funded PhD position in Data-Driven Evolution and Biodiversity. 

The project focuses on modelling and predicting recent and ongoing plant extinctions. The student will be will be supervised by Aelys Humphreys (Stockholm University) and work closely with an international team of collaborators associated with the project: Daniele Silvestro (University of Fribourg), Diana Fisher (University of Queensland), Alexandre Antonelli (Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and Gothenburg University) and Jon Norberg (Stockholm University).

Application closing date: 31 July 2024

Further information and how to apply:

The position is part of the Research School of the SciLifeLab and Wallenberg National Program for Data-Driven Life Science (DDLS). Further information about the research school can be found here:

All PhD positions listed under this call are available here:

Reading Systematics Association Biennial Conference

Reading Systematics Association Biennial Conference 19th-21stJune 2024

The Systematics Association has planned an exciting programme of talks
and activities for this year’s meeting, our first in-person conference
since 2019. You can find more information on the conference website:

The programme is designed to be especially attractive to students:

Just £150for three days for student Systematics Association members –
including the scientific programme, a choice of workshops, refreshments
and lunches, and a free welcome drink at our student networking event
Opportunity for students to present their work to a friendly and
supportive, specialist audience

Prize for best presentation

Registration and abstract submission closes 31st May 2024.

Julie Hawkins <>

Early Career Systematists in Sweden mailing list

The Swedish Systematics Society ( are interested in bringing together the community of Early Career Systematists in Sweden, with the aim to organise workshops, symposia – or any event that would best benefit the Early Career community.

If you would like to receive information about such events and connect with other Early Career Systematists in Sweden, join the mailing list, here:

Thank you – and hope to see you in Lund!

Vice Chair – Swedish Systematics Society

International Botanical Congress, Madrid, July 2024

Dear colleagues,

As Chair of the International Association of Botanical and Mycological Societies (IABMS) I am trying to help spread news about preparations for the upcoming International Botanical Congress in Madrid, Spain next year. I am sending this message to representatives of numerous botanical, mycological and phycological professional societies around the world. I am hoping that you will pass this news along to your members. Apologies to IABMS member organizations who already received this message.

Planning for the International Botanical Congress is progressing rapidly and the website includes a great deal of useful information. The IBC will be in Madrid in July 2024. The list of invited speakers is very exciting with a diverse group of individuals from around the world addressing a wide range of subjects of broad interest. The list of excursions is also very exciting with a variety of one day and multi-day excursions planned.

The organizers of the IBC are now inviting submissions of abstracts for oral and poster presentations! In addition, online registration is now open with an early registration discount. 

See more details on the conference website:


See the guidelines for abstract preparation here and the list of 233 accepted symposia here. Prepare your abstract according to the specifications and select 1-3 symposia that are the most appropriate for your presentation. The organizers intend to have abstract acceptance decisions completed before the early registration deadline.

The abstract deadline for oral presentations is November 30, 2023

The deadline for poster abstracts is February 1, 2024.


Register now to receive the early registration discount, which expires on 29 February 2024. Registration information is found here.

If you have not already done so, I encourage you to sign up for newsletters from the IBC organizers to stay up to date on IBC news. The link for this is on the IBC homepage.

With best wishes,

Patrick Herendeen, IABMS Chair

Links for guidelines and symposia and registration:

THREE permanent positions in Helsinki

Use the links below for further information:

Curator of Vascular Plants:

Tenure track Professor of Biodiversity Change:

Tenure track Professor of Plant/Fungal Systematics:

Associate Professorship in Systematic and Evolutionary Botany

The Department of Ecology, Environment and Plant Sciences at Stockholm University is recruiting a tenured Associate Professor in Systematic and Evolutionary Botany. The potential research area is very broad, with teaching most likely organism-based (e.g. undergraduate botany and field-based floristics). We welcome applications also from more junior people, as long as they have some teaching experience.

Application closing date: 21 Nov 2023.

Further information and how to apply:



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