De Candolle Prize 2004

Alain Chautems alain.chautems at CJB.VILLE-GE.CH
Wed Oct 29 13:39:14 CST 2003

Please find the second annoucement for the De Candolle Prize

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to be considered should be recently produced and may either be unpublished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

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

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

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