[Taxacom] A. P. De Candolle Prize - Reminder - Deadline is March 31. 2008

Alain.Chautems at ville-ge.ch Alain.Chautems at ville-ge.ch
Wed Jan 2 08:22:35 CST 2008

The Geneva “Société de Physique et d’Histoire naturelle” (SPHN) is pleased
to announce that in 2008 it will award the Botany Prize, named the
AUGUSTIN-PYRAMUS DE CANDOLLE PRIZE which will recognize the author or
co-authors of the best monograph of a genus or family of plants. Monographs
to be considered should be unpublished or published after 31st December
   The  monograph should be a complete coverage of the group considered and
include  its  arrangement  in  a  system of hierarchical classification. It
should  also  contain descriptions of external morphological characters and
internal characters - anatomical, caryological, physiological and molecular
-  as  far  as  they  can be used to distinguish the sub-groups. A complete
bibliography, critical synonymy, and identification keys are requested, and
the   work   should   comply  with  the  International  Code  of  Botanical
   Partial  treatments,  i.e. a monograph of a sub-family, tribe, sub-genus
or  section, would be acceptable provided that the group is defined clearly
with respect to its neighbours.
   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 manuscript, along with author’s curriculum vitae, must
be submitted to the following address before 31st March, 2008:

                       Augustin-Pyramus de Candolle Prize
            Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de la Ville de Genève
                                 Case postale 60
                                1292 Chambésy-GE

      The award is CHF 5000.– The reward may be reduced, or not awarded, if
insufficient  works  are  received  or  those  received  do  not fulfil the
criteria  of  this  notice. The Prize will be awarded in October, 2008. The
selected  monograph remains the property of the author; a copy will be kept
at the SPHN.
      For any further information, please contact:
prix-candolle.cjb at ville-ge.ch

For the President of the SPHN:
Dr. Alain Chautems
Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques
de la Ville de Genève

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