Taxonomy Today: Diversity & the Tree of Life, 3-5 July 2000 Reading, UK.

Rupert G. Wilson r.g.wilson at READING.AC.UK
Fri May 19 09:46:37 CDT 2000

Taxonomy Today
Diversity & the Tree of Life

International Conference sponsored by the
Natural Environment Research Council

3-5 July 2000

at The University of Reading, UK

This Conference is intended to provide a view of current research developments
in taxonomy today, both at the interface between phylogeny construction and
systematics, and in the discovery, classification and cataloguing of organisms.
It is one of the events sponsored by NERC as part of its five-year Taxonomy

Eminent researchers will give keynote addresses at the start of each session
and there will be guest lectures to open and close the conference. Among the
conference papers are some by recent participants in the NERC Taxonomy
Initiative at each of the three nodes: University of Glasgow, Imperial College,
and The University of Reading; and at two of the national collections
associated with the initiative: The Natural History Museum and the Royal
Botanic Gardens Kew.

The three symposium sessions will be augmented with a Poster Session, and a
Policy Forum. We are particularly keen that students and other young
systematists should participate fully in the conference. Participants are
invited to offer posters on their current research and to debate ideas on new
research priorities at the Policy Forum.

The Conference starts after lunch on Monday 3rd July and finishes at lunch-time
on Wednesday 5th July.

Further details from the Taxonomy Today website

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                        Rupert Wilson (mailto:r.g.wilson at
Herbarium (RNG) Database Manager
Centre for Plant Diversity & Systematics
School of Plant Sciences
The University of Reading

Tel: (0118) 931 6466                      Fax: (0118) 975 3676

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