Annals of Botany Special Lecture
W. John Kress

A Global DNA Barcode for Plants: Fact or Fantasy?

Time and Location to be Announced


John Kress was born in Illinois and received his education at Harvard University (B. A., 1975) and Duke University (Ph. D. 1981) where he studied tropical biology, ethnobotany, and plant systematics and evolution.

Before coming to the Smithsonian Dr. Kress was the Director of Research at the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens in Sarasota, Florida, from 1984 to 1988. Currently he is Curator and Research Scientist as well as former Chairman of the Department of Botany at the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution. He is an Adjunct Professor of Biology at George Washington University and at Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden (Chinese Academy of Sciences), a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and Executive Director of the Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation.

His research studies are concentrated on the evolution of breeding and pollination systems in plants, systematics and phylogeny of the Zingiberales, genetic variation and speciation in tropical angiosperms, new tools for taxonomy, and conservation of tropical ecosystems.

To Attend the Conference:

» Online Conference Registration Form
» To Register by Mail of Fax
» Hilton Housing Reservations - Coming Soon
» Want to share expenses?
    Need a Roommate?
» Interested in serving as a student worker?
  Fill out the application - Deadline June 15


Student Research Symposium

Plant Biology and Conservation

Chicago Botanic Garden
Click here for more info


» Need a Letter of Invitation?
   E-mail Johanne
» Apply for Travel Money - See if you    qualify
» ASPB Travel Grant Application    Members  of all societies are invited to   apply.
» Visa Information   Meeting is registered   with the US Department of State
» Looking for a Job...Looking for future Employees? Check out the Job Board

MORPH Student Travel Grants are Available

Deadline June 1, 2007
More information at: