Alain Chautems alain.chautems at CJB.VILLE-GE.CH
Tue Feb 11 16:47:10 CST 2003

In charge of the disclosure of this award, I would be grateful to anybody able to spread the information among the plant taxonomists community. Sorry for any crossposting.

        The Geneva "Société de Physique et d'Histoire naturelle" (SPHN) is pleased to announce that in 2004 it will award a prize in Botany called: AUGUSTIN-PYRAMUS  DE  CANDOLLE  PRIZE, which will recognize the author or co-authors of the best monograph on a genus or family of plants. Monographs to be considered should be recently produced and may either be unpublished or published after December 31 2001.
It is expected that the monograph should be a complete coverage of the group considered, i.e. description of external characters (morphology), a scheme of distribution of subordinate units, and an up-to-date, complete bibliography. Critical synonymy, keys for identification, description of anatomical, caryological, molecular and physiological details, as far as they can be used to distinguish the sub-groups in accordance with the international rules of nomenclature, will also constitute important elements for evaluation. Partial treatment, i.e. monograph of a sub-family, a tribe, a sub-genus or a section, provided that the group is defined clearly with respect to its neighbours and presented as a system of hierarchical units, would be acceptable.

The prize is open to authors of any nationality or domicile. The text may be written in Latin, French, German, English, Italian, Spanish or Portuguese. A summary restricted to a maximum of 4000 words must be provided in French or English.

Two copies of the manuscripts, along with author's curriculum vitae, must be submitted to the following address before March 31, 2004: Augustin-Pyramus de Candolle Prize, Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de la Ville de Genève, Case postale 60, CH-1292 Chambésy/GE, Switzerland.

The reward is CHF 5000.- and cannot be shared. The reward may be reduced, or not be offered, if the received works are insufficient or do not fulfil the criteria of this notice. The successful monograph remains the property of the author; a copy will be kept at the SPHN.

For any other information, please contact: prix-candolle.cjb at ville-ge.ch

Many thanks

A. Chautems
Dr. Alain Chautems
Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques 
de la Ville de Genève
C.P. 60
CH-1292 Chambésy/GE

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