Systematikdagarna 2015

Welcome to Systematikdagarna 2015!

Systematikdagarna 2015 will take place at Arkivcentrum Syd in Lund November 23–24. The conference is jointly arranged by Svenska Systematikföreningen, the University of Lund and the Swedish Taxonomy Initiative (Svenska artprojektet).

For whom?Systematikdagarna 2015

Systematikdagarna is the yearly conference on systematics arranged by the Swedish Systematists Association. The meeting is open for anyone interested in systematics; amateurs, working systematists, and users of systematics in any form.

The conference will be mainly held in English so that non-Scandinavian participants also can benefit from the conference. The annual meeting of Svenska Systematikföreningen will be held in Swedish.

Programme and conference poster

We are aiming at a diverse program covering several recent advances in systematics. Topics included so far are the role of epigenetics in species separation, new findings on palaeontology, updates on the implementation of the Nagoya protocol, and more, but not the least, we also hope for interesting contributions by you participants.

See below for a draft version of the programme, but note that it will be updated continuously.

If you have the possibility, feel free to print the conference poster and post it at your institution.

Conference location

Arkivcentrum Syd is the new location of the Biological Museum at Lund University and include the botanical collections and part of the zoological collections. Conference localities and other facilities are also located within Arkivcentrum Syd.

Arkivcentrum Syd is located at the southeastern part of Lund, but connections to the city centre are frequent and fast. There are possibilities to stay at hotels close to the Arkivcentrum Syd or in central Lund. Lunches will be served close to Arkivcentrum, but late afternoon on Monday 23, activities will be arranged at the Botanical Garden and the Historical Museum with the Sven Nilsson exhibition in central Lund, and the conference dinner will be served at AF, Akademiska Föreningen in the historical city centre.

Oral and poster presentations

We hope that as many as possible will be able to give an oral or poster presentation during the conference. If you wish to give an oral presentation, the last day for registration and abstract submission is October 30. Poster abstracts can be submitted until the last day of registration (see below). Type of presentation is specified in the registration form.

More information for presenters can be found here.


The cost for participation in this year’s Systematikdagarna is 500 SEK per person, which includes conference fee, ”fika”, lunch and conference dinner in the evening of November 23. For those who do not wish to participate in the dinner, the conference cost is 200 SEK.

After October 30, the registration fee increases with 200 SEK.

Please register here to participate in Systematikdagarna 2015, preferably before October 30. After October 30, the registration fee increases with 200 SEK and the absolute registration deadline is November 15. Note also that last day for registration and abstract submission for oral presentations is October 30.


If you have any questions about Systematikdagarna, don’t hesitate to contact Ulf Arup. If you have problems with the site, or the registration, please contact webmaster Anja.
We are looking forward to meeting you all in Lund!

Systematikdagarna 2015, Draft programme

(version 2015-09-30)

November 23, Monday AM
09.00–10.00 Registration
09.30–10.00 Coffee
10.00–10.10 Ulf Arup: Introduction
10.10–10.40 Niklas Wahlberg ”Cornucopia or Pandora’s Box? Phylogenomics comes of age, data are no longer limiting”
10.40–11.10 Ovidiu Paun on plant epigenetics
11.20–11.30 Short break
11.30–12.40 More talks

12.40–13.40 Lunch at Mat och Harmoni

Monday PM
13.40–14.00 Vivi Vajda: ”The significance of a new Osmunda  from Jurassic volcanic deposits of Skåne”
14.00–15.00 Poster session
15.00–15.30 Coffee
15.30–16.10 Nagoyaprotokollets effekter för forskare och samlingsförvaltare. Videoföreläsning. Peter Örn, Naturvårdsverket och ev. Jens Weibull Jordbruksverket.
17.00–18.00 Guided tours to Sven Nilsson exhibition
18.00–19.00 Botanic Garden
19.00– Conference Dinner at Tegnérs matsalar

November 24, Tuesday AM
08.30–10.00 Talks
10.00–10.30 Coffee
10.30–12.40 Citizen science

12.40–13.40 Lunch at Mat och Harmoni

Tuesday PM
13.40–14.10 ArtDatabanken har ordet
14.10–15.10 Talks
15.10–15.30 Coffee
15.30–16.30 Swedish Systematics Society meeting