Plant species-level systematics symposium

Lars at Lars at
Thu Jan 10 12:13:20 CST 2002

Dear list members,

Registration is now open for the symposium:


A three-day international symposium from 13 to 15 November 2002 in Leiden,
The Netherlands

Organized by:
National Herbarium of the Nederlands
International Association of Plant Taxonomists
The Linnean Society of London

Plant systematics has seen some dramatic changes over the past decades,
mainly due to the application of molecular markers in phylogenetic
reconstruction at the generic level and above. In contrast, species-level
patterns and processes in plants are still generally less well understood,
partly because of limited resolution of commonly used phylogenetic markers.
This symposium seeks to review current insights from the fields of molecular
biosystematics and speciation, focussing on the following selected topics of
particular importance:

- Plant species radiations
- Molecular evolution in time and space
- Multiple genomes: plant hybrids, polyploids and systematics
- Identification and diagnostics

Attendance is limited to 150 participants, and brings together a panel of
internationally known experts, as well as scientist from within the
Nationaal Herbarium Nederland. There will be invited papers, but the
symposium is also open to everyone with an interest in species-level
systematics and plant evolution, especially research students and
post-doctoral fellows.

For further information and registration, please visit the symposium website

With kind regards,

Lars Chatrou

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