Om Anja Rautenberg

Webbmaster i Svenska systematikföreningen

Call for Symposia, IBC 2024 (Madrid)

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

Two years ahead of the XX International Botanical Congress, we are pleased to launch the Call for Symposia. We encourage researchers worldwide to submit symposium proposals on a variety of topics through the IBC website. The call for symposia will remain open until December 30th, 2022. Symposia constitute a very important component of the XX IBC, please submit a proposal and help shape the meeting’s program! Also note that diversity of speakers in terms of gender, career stage, and geography will be one of the criteria for selecting proposals. Symposium proposals that bridge two or more of the 31 proposed topics, including novel views and/or multi-disciplinary research perspectives, are especially encouraged.

Best regards,

The Organizing Committee of the XX IBC.

Call for symposia

Proposal submission now available! The scientific committee will evaluate symposium proposals based on potential audience interest, scientific quality, and diversity of speakers in terms of gender, career stage, and geography, among others. Symposium proposals that bridge two or more of the 31 proposed topics, including novel views and/or multi-disciplinary research perspectives are especially encouraged. We will make an effort to accept as many proposals as possible. Each symposium will last for 2 hours and will consist of six 20-minute oral communications (15 min presentations + 5 min Q&A). To maximize the interchangeability of participants among concurrent symposia, changes to this schedule will not be allowed. Deadline for symposium proposals 30 December 2022. Proposal Submission


  1. Agroforestry Systems
  2. Bioinformatics
  3. Biogeography / Phylogeography
  4. Botanical History
  5. Bryology
  6. Comparative Genomics / Transcriptomics
  7. Conservation Biology
  8. Crops and Wild Relatives
  9. Development and Structure
  10. Ecology and Plant Communities
  11. Ecophysiology
  12. Education and Outreach
  13. Ethnobotany
  14. Floristics
  15. Functional Genetics
  16. Global Change Ecology
  17. Hybrids and Hybridization
  18. Mycology and Lichenology
  19. Macroevolution
  20. Paleobotany / Archaeobotany
  21. Phycology
  22. Phylogenetics and Phylogenomics
  23. Physiology
  24. Plant, Animal, and Microbe Interactions
  25. Plant Biotechnology
  26. Palynology
  27. Population Genetics
  28. Pteridology
  29. Restoration Ecology
  30. Reproductive Biology
  31. Systematics  

Invitation to the Zoologica Scripta Symposium on ’The Role of Systematics for Understanding Ecosystem Functions’

On behalf of The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters and The Editors of the Zoologica Scripta, you are kindly invited to Zoologica Scripta Symposium on ’The Role of Systematics for Understanding Ecosystem Functions’

Time: 25.08.2022 09.30 – 25.08.2022 17.00

Place: The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, Drammensveien 78, 0271 Oslo

Confirmed keynote speakers are:

  • Dr. Cecilia Lindblad, Swedish Environmental Protection Agency
  • Dr. Hugo de Boer, University of Oslo, Natural History Museum
  • Dr. Veronika Johansson, Swedish Museum of Natural History, Department of Bioinformatics and Genetics
  • Dr. Torsten H. Struck, University of Oslo, Natural History Museum
  • Dr. Niklas Wahlberg, Lund University
  • Dr. Maarten Vanhove, Hasselt University, Centre for Environmental Sciences
  • Dr. Dieter Piepenburg, Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Center for Polar and Marine Research
  • Dr. Paula Pappalardo, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C.
  • Dr. Bente Edvardsen, University of Oslo, Department of Biosciences, Section for Aquatic Biology and Toxicology

The symposium will end with a dinner including a wrap-up address ’The End of Evolution’ 
by Dr. Matthias Glaubrecht, Centre of Natural History, Leibniz Institute for the Analysis of Biodiversity Change, Hamburg

Read more about the programme

Sign up to the event

Systematikdagarna 2022

Efter två års uppehåll och digitala alternativ, siktar vi i år på att kunna genomföra en konferens på plats. Välkomna till Stockholm och Naturhistoriska riksmuseet den 21-22 november! Mer information kommer senare.

The Systematikdagarna 2022 conference will take place at the Swedish Museum of Natural History in Stockholm, 21-22 November. More information will be provided. Welcome!

Scientist’s Position – Head of Research Group ”Plants” at the Botanic Garden Berlin

the Botanic Garden Berlin looks for an experienced plant taxonomist/systematist to lead the research group ”plants” at the Botanic Garden Berlin.
You’ll find the job announcement here (in German only):—Leitung-Pflanzen.html

2024 International Botanical Congress in Madrid

Earlier this year it was announced that due to the pandemic the next International Botanical Congress will be delayed one year and held in Madrid, Spain, in July 2024. The dates for the rescheduled Botanical Congress are as follows:

  • Nomenclature Section, July 15-19, 2024 
  • Congress, July 21-27, 2024 

The officers of the IBC Organizing Committee are Gonzalo Nieto Feliner (President), Juan Carlos Moreno (Vice-President) and Marcial Escudero (General Secretary). The organizing team has been working hard to form the necessary planning committees, hire the conference venue and conference management team, and prepare a website to provide details on the upcoming Congress. The Congress website is now live and additional details about the Congress will be added as they become available ( Information about the members of the Organizing Committee, Scientific Program Committee, and Advisory Committee can be found on the website. 

The organizers look forward to welcoming everyone to Madrid in July, 2024!

Patrick Herendeen, Chair
Jiří Kvaček, Secretary
International Association of Botanical and Mycological Societies