Annual Meeting

83rd Annual Meeting of the Northeast Section of the American Society of Plant Biologists

Saturday April 13 – Sunday April 14, 2019

The 83rd Annual Meeting of the Northeast Section of the American Society of Plant Biologists will be hosted by USDA Forest Service and will be held at the University of New Hampshire campus, on Saturday April 13 and Sunday April 14, 2019.

Theme of the annual symposium is “Plant Adaptations to Changing Climate.” The speakers for the symposium will be announced by the end of February. Registered participants will attend the Saturday afternoon symposium, and a scientific poster session followed by dinner and entertainment. The Executive Committee of the NEASPB will meet briefly after the dinner.

Program Book


Current Confirmed Talks:

  • Transgenerational effects: epigenetics and phenotypic plasticity in response to seasonal variation by Dr. Mariano Alvarez, Biology Department, Duke University, Durham, NC .
  • Using Metabolomics to Study Plant Adaptation to Environmental Stresses by Dr. Marta R. M. Lima, Agriculture, Nutrition, and Food Systems, Durham NH.
  • Physiological and biochemical markers of environmental stress in forest treesby Rakesh Minocha, USDA Forest Service, Durham, NH
  • Adaptations of red spruce to acidic deposition/nutrient deficiencies: historic decline followed by surprising recent rebound by Paul Schaberg, USDA Forest Service, Burlington, VT

On Sunday morning, the conference will conclude with a two-part platform session of scientific talks, a business meeting, a coffee break, and the announcements of poster and speaker awards. We strongly encourage participation of young researchers (students, postdoctoral research associates and early career investigators). The organizing committee will select oral presentations from the submitted abstracts requesting oral presentations. Cash prizes will be awarded for the top three “Oral Presentations” and “Poster Presentations”. All presenters requesting an oral presentation before March 25, 2019 will be considered. Abstracts submitted on or before April 1, 2019 will be accepted for poster presentations, and will be included in the program book.

The early bird registration fee for the NEASPB members is $80.  All attendees must be members of the section.  You can join the Northeast Section for $5.

The early bird  registration fee for the students and postdocs is $60.

There will be a late fee charge of $10 for registration after March 29, 2019

Registration will close on April 1st, 2019

DEADLINE EXTENDED: April 8, 2019 – deadline to be accepted for a poster and be in the program book


Submit your abstract and apply for a travel grant

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Why attend the 83nd Annual NEASPB meeting?

  • Attend the ” Plant Adaptations to Changing Climate ” symposium with outstanding invited speakers
  • Opportunities to network with fellow attendees
  • Short duration and small size provides perfect introduction to scientific conferences for young scientists
  • Presentations by undergraduates, graduate students, and postdoctoral scientists are strongly encouraged
  • Low cost
  • Scenic UNH Durham campus and its beautiful trees (may be without leaves, but still pretty)