We are delighted to announce the winners for best student presentation 2022! Ruben Blokzijl (Stockholm University) won the prize for best student poster and Meri Lähteenaro (Stockholm University) won the prize for best student talk.
Registration for Systematikdagarna closes in a few days! (28 October). The Systematikdagarna conference page has recently been updated with information on prizes for best student talk/poster, titles and abstracts for keynote talks.
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.
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
The aim of the conference is to bring together national researchers and stakeholders, as well as relevant Nordic partners and world leaders in this field to share experiences and encourage implementation of validated eDNA methods in research, management and regulation. The conference will be a meeting point for 110 participants and a venue to share current research, experience, standardization progress, biodiversity management and more that use eDNA and DNA metabarcoding.
Invited speakers are: Sophie Arnaud-Haond, University of Montpellier, France Kristine Bohmann, University of Copenhagen, Denmark Gentile Francesco Ficetola, University of Milan, Italy Tomas Roslin, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden
Registration for the BIOSCAN – NOReDNA Conference is free of charge and includes lunches and conference dinner. Participants book their own travel and accommodation. Extended deadline for registration: August 1, 2022
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
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!
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 (https://ibcmadrid2024.com/). 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