About the PSRN
Members and overview of activities
The Plant Science Research Network (PSRN) was established in August 2015 through the support of a National Science Foundation Research Coordination Network (RCN) award to the Boyce Thompson Institute (BTI) and the American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB), to further the goals outlined in the 2013 publication, The Plant Science Decadal Vision.
Since 2015, the PSRN has grown from nine founding members to fourteen organizations! Members of the PSRN nominate individuals to organize and participate activities such as strategic planning workshops, community listening sessions, and exhibiting at meetings, such as the Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) and the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS).
Learn more about the PSRN workshops by reading the following reports:
- Imagining Science in 2035
- The National Plant Systems Initiative
- Plant Systems Cyberinfrastructure 10 Year Strategic Plan
- Reinventing Postgraduate Training in the Plant Sciences
The PSRN supports professional development, please contact us to get involved with a new or existing network on Plantae. PSRN networks include:
Below, you will find a list of PSRN member organizations and a link to visit their website.
- Alliance of Crop, Soil, and Environmental Science Societies
- American Phytopathological Society
- American Society for Horticultural Science
- American Society of Plant Biologists
- American Society of Plant Taxonomists
- Association of Independent Plant Research Institutes
- Botanical Society of America
- Council on Undergraduate Research
- Ecological Society of America
- Genetics Society of America
- Global Plant Council
- North American Arabidopsis Steering Committee
- Phytochemical Society of North America
The PSRN leadership team includes:
- David Stern (PI)
- Crispin Taylor (Co-PI)
- Delanie Sickler (Broadening Participation Coordinator)
- Natalie Henkhaus (Executive Coordinator)
Steering Committee representatives
Each organization has nominated an individual to represent their organization. The steering committee representatives meet each year.