First International Phylogenetic Nomenclature Meeting, Paris 2004

Nico Cellinese nico.cellinese at YALE.EDU
Wed Jul 2 07:09:48 CDT 2003

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First International Phylogenetic Nomenclature Meeting
Paris, June 28 to July 1, 2004
First circular

The Organizing Committee announces that the First International
Phylogenetic Nomenclature Meeting will be held in Paris, at the Muséum National
d’Histoire Naturelle and at the Collège de France, from June 28 to July 1st, 2004.
This meeting should be of general interest for biologists because it will
constitute an important event in the development of new code of biological
nomenclature. Papers presented at the meeting will be assembled into a
symposium volume whose publication will coincide with the implementation
of the PhyloCode. This volume will represent the official starting point of
phylogenetic nomenclature as implemented in the PhyloCode, and the names
defined within it will be the first ones established under the new code. We
hope that specialists on a wide range of organisms will participate in the
meeting and contribute to the symposium volume. The process of submitting
abstracts will be detailed in the second circular. We ask that systematists who
work on the same group collaborate to produce a single set of phylogenetic
definitions for clade names in that group.

We hope that this meeting and the publication of the symposium
volume will be key events in the history of systematics. Indeed, they will
mark the introduction of a new international code of biological nomenclature
that incorporates the most fundamental changes in the way taxon names are
defined since Linnaeus. All interested systematists are cordially invited to
participate in this historic meeting. To receive the second circular (that
includes registration information), please contact M. Laurin by e-mail
(laurin at and write in the “subject” field of the message
“PhyloCode 2004 meeting”.

The Organizing committee
Michel Laurin, Chair, CNRS, Paris, France
Fredrik Pleijel, Contact at the MNHN, Paris, France
Armand de Ricqlès, Contact at the Collège de France, Paris, France
Jacques Gauthier, Editor of the Symposium Volume, Yale, New Haven, USA
Kevin de Queiroz, Editor of the Symposium Volume, Smithsonian Institution,
Washington, D.C., USA
Jean-François Le Garrec, Treasurer, Paris, France
Tom Artois, Financing, Limburgs Universitair Centrum, Diepenbeek, Belgium
Louise Zylberberg, CNRS, Paris, France
Jackie André, MNHN, Paris, France

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