Programme

Activities 2017

Organized a Town Hall meeting for biodiversity professionals at the Natural History Museum, London to discuss the strategies for registration of organismal names with Thomas Pape (President of the ICZN), March 2017.

Represented at the Catalogue of Life+ (CoL+) meeting in Woods Hole, Ma, USA, April, 2017

Presented a seminar on registration of scientific names at GenBank/NCBI, NIH, Washington, D.C., July 2017

Represented at the International Council for Science (ICSU, now International Science Council) and Committee on Data for Science and Technology (CODATA) meeting held at the Royal Society, London, November 2017

Contributed to an NSF proposal on scientific names

Contributed to a huge, collaborative, cross-disciplinary topical rebuttal paper on scientific nomenclature - see Thomson SA, Pyle RL, et al. [184 authors] Taxonomy based on science is necessary for global conservation. PLoS Biology. (published 2018)

Publications

Thomson SA, Pyle RL, et al., Hong-Zhang Zhou [184 authors] (2018): Taxonomy based on science is necessary for global conservation. PLoS Biol 16(3): e2005075. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pbio.2005075

Conferences and Workshops

Event

Symposium: How to name algae

The Symposium “How to name algae: names, taxa & databases” took place at the 11th International Phycological Congress in Szczecin, Poland, in August 2017.

Event

Meeting of the Nomenclatural Section

The meeting of the Nomenclatural Section of the XIX International Botanical Congress took place in Shenzhen, China, in July 2017.

Event

Town Hall Meeting for Biodiversity Professionals

ICB organized a Town Hall meeting for biodiversity professionals at the Natural History Museum, London to discuss the strategies for registration of organismal names with Thomas Pape (President of the ICZN), March 2017.