Om Anja Rautenberg

Webbmaster i Svenska systematikföreningen

2 year post on Madagascar grass taxonomy (Kew)

I am advertising for a 2 year position at the Kew herbarium to complete our taxonomic work on Malagasy Digitaria grasses, and compile our new guidebook to the common Malagasy highland grasses. Someone familiar with taxonomic literature and guidebooks, someone who likes grasses, and someone good at international comms and keen to work in Madagascar would be perfect.

Closing date 31 December 2022.

Best wishes


Dr Maria (Bat) S. Vorontsova

PhD Position (Munich): From humid tropics into the arid zones: phylogenomics of Amaranthaceae sensu stricto (Caryophyllales)

The Prinzessin Therese von Bayern Chair of Systematics, Biodiversity & Evolution of Plants at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich led by Prof. Gudrun Kadereit is offering a PhD position in the framework of the DFG-SPP1991 TaxonOMICS, supervised by Dr. Anze Zerdoner Calasan.

Announcement (pdf)

Kallelse till årsmöte med Svenska systematikföreningen/Invitation to the Annual General Meeting of the Swedish Systematics Association

(English below)

Tidpunkt och plats

Måndag 21 november 2022 klockan 16, Naturhistoriska riksmuseet, Frescativägen 40, Stockholm. Årsmötet hålls i samband med Systematikdagarna 2022.


  1. Mötet öppnas
  2. Val av mötesordförande, mötessekreterare och två justeringspersoner
  3. Fråga om mötet blivit i behörig ordning utlyst
  4. Styrelsens årsberättelse inklusive ekonomisk berättelse
  5. Revisionsberättelse
  6. Fråga om ansvarsfrihet för styrelsen för föregående års förvaltning
  7. Val av ordförande för föreningen
  8. Val av övriga styrelseledamöter
  9. Val av en revisor och en revisorssuppleant
  10. Val av valberedning på tre personer
  11. Fastställande av eventuell årsavgift
  12. Ärenden, som styrelsen förelägger årsmötet
  13. Övriga frågor som med motivering inkommit till styrelsen senast fyra veckor innan årsmötet
  14. Mötet avslutas

Passa också gärna på att bli medlem, för att stödja föreningen! Avgiften för 2022/2023 är 100 kr (gratis för grundutbildningsstudenter).

Väl mött!


Invitation to the Annual General Meeting of the Swedish Systematics Association

Date and place

Monday 21 November 2022 at 16:00, Naturhistoriska riksmuseet (Swedish Museum of Natural History), Frescativägen 40, Stockholm. The meeting will take place during Systematikdagarna 2022.


  1. Meeting opens
  2. Election of meeting chair, meeting secretary and two attestors
  3. Question: has the meeting been advertised according to the statutes
  4. The board’s yearly report, including financial report
  5. Auditor’s report
  6. Question about discharge of liability for the board for the previous year’s administration
  7. Election of chairman of the association
  8. Election of other members of the board
  9. Election of one auditor and one deputy auditor
  10. Election of nomination committee consisting of 3 persons
  11. Decision on annual membership fee (if any)
  12. Other matters which the board submits to the meeting
  13. Other matters submitted to the board at least 4 weeks prior to the meeting
  14. Meeting ends

You are very welcome to become a member to support the association! The fee for 2022/2023 is 100 SEK (free for nongraduate students).


The board

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

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