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Register now for 2018

Registrations and abstracts are now open for the 2018 Australasian Systematic Botany Society conference Mind the Gap! Registration information is now available on the web site and the registration form, payment form and abstract submission system are all ready to go.

Be sure to book before mid-September to make the most of the early bird discount. If you are keen to come on the field trip to Springbrook then be sure to get in early as numbers are limited. Students, if you aren’t a member of the society already be sure to sign up as you will be eligible to apply for student assistance to attend ASBS conferences and the student prizes.

We look forward to seeing you all in Brisbane.

ASBS 2018 Conference—Mind the Gap

We invite you to the 2018 Australasian Systematic Botany Society conference to be held at the Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha, Toowong in the first week of December organised by the Queensland Herbarium.

The conference theme ‘Mind the Gap’ aims to highlight gaps in systematics be they biogeographic, taxonomic, funding, data or other. There will be a workshop on how to review taxonomic manuscripts and eFlora treatments, followed by three days of symposia and then a field trip.

Feel free to contact the organising committee by email if you have any queries:, otherwise we will keep subscribers to this web site up to date with developments, or follow us on Facebook or Twitter for announcements.

We look forward to seeing you in Brisbane towards the end of the year.

The Organising Committee.

Systematics 2017 conference website rebranding

The Proceedings of the joint meeting of the Australasian Systematic Botany Society (ASBS) and the Society of Australian Systematic Biologists (SASB), including the biennial Invertebrate Biodiversity and Conservation Meeting, were published as Swainsona Supplement 5 (2017)
Editors: Ainsley Calladine & Jürgen Kellermann ISBN 978-1-922027-52-8 (5.1Mb pdf).

The website, once home to the Systematics 2017 conference, is about to be relaunched for the upcoming ASBS meeting in Brisbane at the end of this year. If you are subscribed to the site and no longer wish to receive updates about this years meeting you can unsubscribe using the links at the foot of the email.

Download the program and upload your presentation

The abstract book is finally at the printers and we’ll make it available for you to download soon. In the meantime we’ve made an A3, day-to-a-page program available for you to peruse.

Are you ready to upload your presentation? If you want to avoid the queues at the registration desk, feel free to send it to us now. Shoot us a quick email and we’ll send you a secure link to upload the file in your web browser. If you later decide to make some slight adjustments you can always replace the version we have on file. Email:

Actions update

Early bird prices were due to close today (Friday, 22 September) — but we have a brief reprieve in that if you have registered in time you can still pay at that rate before Friday, 29 September. Details on the website.

A little later than planned, but applications are now open for places in the Career Development Workshop to be run by Nerida Wilson. There are 15 places and the cost is $90. Workshop details and the application form is available on the Associated Events page. You will need to have registered, but not necessarily paid yet, for the conference to apply for the workshop.

Abstracts are also due soon…

Ready for abstract submissions

Here’s what you have all been waiting for… conference abstract submission time. We’re ready to accept your abstracts as soon as you can get them to us and that is to be before the end of the month. The process is simple, so you can spend those extra few moments ensuring you don’t exceed the word count.

Just download the template, complete it and email it back to us—details are available now.

Registrations open

We’re slowly winding up here preparing for the Systematics 2017 meeting — Integrating Systematics for Conservation and Ecology. Registration is open, you can let us know if you want to present and we’re accepting payments. Soon we’ll have a lot more information regarding keynotes and other events, and also we’ll start accepting abstracts—so sharpen your pencils and join the word cloud.