Newsletters

June 2021 Newsletter

Sixty-Five Years of The International Palm Society  This continuing series illuminates the synergy between palm botanists and our mission of research, edu-cation, and conservation. Scientists and devoted enthusiasts are invited to share their rich experiences. In this issue, Donald Hodel from the University of California shares his story. My Half Century with Palms By Donald […]

May 2021 Newsletter

Sixty-Five Years of The International Palm Society by Dr. Andrew Henderson This continuing series illuminates the synergy between palm botanists and our mission of research, education, and conservation. Scientists and devoted enthusiasts are invited to share their rich experiences. In this issue, the New York Botanical Garden’s palm biologist, Dr. Andrew Henderson, tells his story: […]

April 2021 Newsletter

Sixty-Five Years of The International Palm Society by Dr. Larry Noblick This continuing series illuminates the synergy between palm botanists and our mission of research, edu-cation, and conservation. Scientists and devoted enthusiasts are invited to share their rich experiences. In this issue, IPS Director and Montgomery Botanical Center palm biologist Dr. Larry Noblick tells his […]

March 2021 Newsletter

Sixty-Five Years of The International Palm Society by Dr. Scott Zona Illuminating the synergy between palm botanists and our mission of research, education, and conservation, scientists and devoted enthusiasts are invited to share their rich experiences. In this issue, PALMS co-editor and IPS Director Dr. Scott Zona tells his story: My interest in palms began […]

February 2021 Newsletter

Sixty-Five Years of The International Palm Society by Dr. John Dransfield In this issue, our very own Dr. John Dransfield inaugurates a continuing series of narratives acknowledging the International Palm Society and recognizing the synergy between academic palm botanists and our mission of research, education, and conservation. I joined the Palm Society (as it was […]

January 2021 Newsletter

Let the Celebrations Begin! by Andy Hurwitz Announcing the 65th anniversary International Palm Society fundraising campaign for our general endowment. As I am sure many have noticed, frequent palm-related scientific reports begin with this very FIRST sentence: “Generous support from International Palm Society enabled us…” (e.g., PALMS, 62(2): 87. 2018). In fact, according to IPS […]

December 2020 Newsletter

PIMBY (Palms In My Backyard) by Andy Hurwitz Thankfully, this is our final newsletter of the year, which indicates 2020 is nearly done. Needless to say, this has been a [insert pejorative adjective here] year for us all.I thought it might be enjoyable (and challenging!) to devote this edition to favorite palm photographs taken in […]

November 2020 Newsletter

Save the Species by Andy Hurwitz The International Palm Society, a not-for-profit organization, struggles mightily to limit the ubiquitous worldwide destruction of palm habitat. Obviously, this requires significant financial support and thankfully our membership has always been generous. In observance of giving Tuesday (always the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving, hence December 1, 2020) this issue […]

October 2020 Newsletter

Extra-Tropical Palms by Andy Hurwitz After the splendid virtual biennial in the Mascarene Islands, it’s time to return to the somewhat less-than-tropical climates that most of us (and our palms) must endure. I figured that after four months of tropical waves gently breaking upon warm sandy beaches, this photo might jolt us back into reality. […]

September 2020 Newsletter

A Virtual Tour of Rodrigues Island by Andy Hurwitz Rodrigues Island, part of the independent republic of Mauritius, is 110 km² and characterized by a gently sloping terrain with a maximal elevation of only 390 m. Sadly, deforestation is common throughout the archipelago. Reunion’s steep vertical challenges are clearly protective, mitigating against human encroachment. Consequently, […]