SASB News


26-29 November 2017 There will be a joint conference between SASB, ASBS and the Invertebrate Biodiversity and Conservation Biennial Meeting at the University of Adelaide, South Australia. 

Please see the conference website for further details: https://systematics.ourplants.org/


Membership fees to be introduced in 2017

These are designed to increase the Society's revenue, and therefore allow it to offer more to its members. The SASB has always operated on a lean budget, and the major income stream in the past has always been its biennial conference. However, this funding model presents a risk to the Society if the conference runs at a loss, and does little to facilitate or promote the research interests or achievements of its members.


The new standard membership fee for professional members in 2017 will be $50 p/a, or $20 p/a for students and retirees. A lifetime membership is available for a one-time fee of $1000.  We encourage members to pay membership for two years at a time, to synchronise with the conferences - this makes it easy to remember and helps the Treasurer no end! As this will be a transition process, we will be giving members until mid-2017 to finalise payments. Further details will be forthcoming from our Treasurer Dr Simon Tierney in February.