The DBG is member of the Federation of European Societies of Plant Biology (FESPB)

Since 2013 the German Botanical Society (Deutsche Botanische Gesellschaft, DBG) is a member of the FESPB. The FESPB is a federation of national or regional scientific societies of plant biology. It was founded in 1978 and today it is Europe's largest and most widely representative society of Plant Scientists.

The aims of FESPB are to advance research, education, and the exchange of information amongst plant biologists within Europe and beyond, and to support the publication of the results of research through its six affiliated international journals: 

Before 2013 only the Section Plant Physiology and Molecular Biology of the DBG was a member of this European umbrella organisation. From 2013 on all members of the DBG benefit from the advantages that FESPB offers:

  • Receive the FESPB Newsletter
  • Members benefit from reduced congress fess at the international Plant Biology Congress which is organized by FESPB every other year (even year numbers). In 2012 and 2014 the congress is jointly organized by the European Plant Science Organisation (EPSO) and FESPB.
  • Access to information in the FESPB Intranet (Agendas and Minutes)
  • Submit items to the FESPB Newsletter (job and studentship vacancies, forthcoming conference details, comments about FESPB etc.) and to publish open letters to the close group of the forum in the intranet of FESPB

FESPB is one of the international plant biology scientific organizations which founded the Global Plant Council established in the summer of 2009. The mission of the Council is to define and engage in coordinated strategies that impact the most critical issues facing humankind and to increase awareness of the central importance of plant science in solving these issues. Our shared vision and effort will enable more effective use of knowledge and resources, accelerating progress in solving the challenges of

  • world hunger
  • energy
  • climate change
  • health and well-being
  • sustainability and environmental protection

More Details about the Global Plant Council are provided on the FESPB website: http://www.fespb.org/fespb/content/mission-purpose