Jacques Maton, former professor of botany at the University of Gent, died on 2 April 2017 at the age of 98. He was a member of our society since 1938, so for almost 80 years! He served as vice-president (1959–1963) and president (1963–1964) of the society.
The E. Van Rompaey award 2015, given by the Botanic Garden Meise for floristic work in the period 2013–2014, has been awarded to Anne Ronse, for her "Werk over de flora van het domein van de Plantentuin te Meise". Anne Ronse works as scientific associate in the Botanic Garden and she has studied the flora of the domain of the Botanic Garden Meise in great detail. She received the award and the praise of the jury on 12 September 2016 in a public session in the Botanic Garden Meise.
The third Annual Meeting on Ecology and Evolution, AMPEE3, will be held in Gent on Friday 5 February 2016. All information concerning abstract submission and registration can be found on the website http://www.ampee3.ugent.be/.