[Taxacom] Linnaeus tercentenary

Chapman, Alex Alex.Chapman at dec.wa.gov.au
Tue May 22 18:37:13 CDT 2007

Carl Linnaeus was born 300 years ago in a small village in Smaland, Rashult, Sweden, and rose to become known as the 'Father of taxonomy'. He championed the binomial system of naming biological organisms and developed the first scientific classification system for life on earth. The Linnaeus Tercentenary offers many interesting events around the globe - from scientific conferences to lectures for the general public, exhibitions, and guided tours. The complete list can be found on the Linnaeus 2007 site (http://www.linnaeus2007.se/). 

To commemorate Linnaeus birthday on 23 May, the Western Australian Herbarium has produced 'A guide to the Linnaean species occurring in Western Australia' (see http://florabase.dec.wa.gov.au/events/) - a listing of plant and fungal species originally described by Linnaeus and native or naturalised in Western Australia, linked to more detailed information on each taxon in 'FloraBase - the Western Australian Flora'. 

Other WA events will include a Photography workshop and Science-Systematics mini-symposium, to be held during Spring. 

Happy birthday L.  ! 

Alex R. Chapman                    Email: alexc at dec.wa.gov.au 
Bioinformatics & Publications  http://florabase.dec.wa.gov.au 
Research Scientist           Voice/Fax: +61 8 9334 0513 /0515 
WA Herbarium   -   Department of Environment and Conservation 
Locked Bag 104 Bentley Delivery Centre Western Australia 6983 

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