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Are you interested in submitting an article for the Cactus and Succulent Journal or Haseltonia? Refer to the attached style guide for details on what to submit. The purpose of the style guide is to save time, facilitate error-free publishing, and create a readable, consistent style for CSSA publications.

“Cactus & Succulent Journal” – Volume 95-4


Due to a transition between publishers, from Allen Press to Sheridan, volume 95 issue 4 of the Cactus and Succulent Journal was unexpectedly delayed in production. It was mailed 3 weeks late on December 11th. Thanks for your patience, and we hope…

 Why Conservation?

 A statement on behalf of the CSSA Conservation Committee. Reprinted from the Cactus & Succulent Journal – Fall 2024 Conservation Special Issue.

Publications Staff

The people who make it all happen

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Peter Breslin

Managing Editor of Cactus and Succulent Journal and Editor of Haseltonia

Peter started studying cacti in habitat more than 30 years ago and decided to get a Ph.D. at Arizona State University in cactus conservation, evolution and biogeography, focused on the Mammillaria and Cochemiea of Baja California. This research was supported by several grants from the CSSA. He has published widely on topics in cactus evolution and ecology, including being one of the authors of The Field Guide to Cacti and Succulents of Arizona, produced by the Tucson Cactus and Succulent Society. Last year, he conducted the sixth installment since 1964 of the long-term saguaro survey of more than 4000 saguaros on Tumamoc Hill in Tucson, Arizona. In his current role as a postdoctoral research fellow at The Desert Lab at The University of Arizona, he is exploring data from that survey and others that will assist with saguaro conservation and management.

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Linda Tamblyn

Editor of To The Point; Desktop Publisher for CSSA Journal and Haseltonia

After receiving a degree in journalism from the University of Kansas, Linda tried a variety of careers including catering chef, owner of a small business selling terrarium plants and supplies, and as production assistant for film crews. In 2000, she opened her own desktop publishing business specializing in horticultural publications. From an early age, plants have been a big part of Linda’s life. She currently lives in a suburb of Kansas City and maintains an eclectic collection of succulents, orchids, ferns, and every weird plant that catches her eye.

Publications Committee

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Committee Members

Chair: Name Lastname
First McLasty, Sum Sowandso, Testy Testerson, Meka Fakename, Hugh Long-Hyphenatedname, Justa Notherperson,

Meetings and Contact

Information about the committee meetings