Address of the BSA President-Elect
Olmstead, Richard .
The International Botanist.
No longer can a research botanist operate in isolation and hope to impact the science in which he or she works. Increasingly, participation in science requires international cooperation and collaboration. International travel and collaboration enriches both the science and the cultural experience of doing science. The knowledge of native floras and the detailed descriptive study of plants by botanists in developing countries often complements the more technological approaches to botany in North American and European institutions. However, through international collaboration and exchange, the technological gap between science in North America and much of the developing world in past generations is rapidly narrowing. Beyond the benefits to science, the personal cultural enrichment gained through international collaboration brings the world closer together and affects the lives of those who participate. It is particularly important to involve our students in international scientific collaboration early in their careers, so that it will become a part of their day to day lives as they grow into mature scientists.
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1 - University Of Washington, Department Of Biology, Campus Box 355325, Seattle, WA, 98195-5325, USA
Presentation Type: Special Presentation
Location: Hall A/The Shaw Conference Centre
Date: Wednesday, July 29th, 2015
Time: 6:00 PM
Candidate for Awards:None