[Taxacom] Correctiion: Conference announcement: Systematics - the science that underpins biology, 26-28 August 2015, University of Oxford

Stephen Thorpe stephen_thorpe at yahoo.co.nz
Mon Oct 20 15:53:52 CDT 2014


I find the title of the conference to be slightly misleading. Firstly, systematics does not underpin all of biology. Secondly, taxonomy underpins systematics, and so is even more fundamental. Basically, systematics is the study of the evolutionary relationships between taxa, and taxa are the constructs of taxonomy.

Stephen

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On Tue, 21/10/14, rupertwilson at rhs.org.uk <rupertwilson at rhs.org.uk> wrote:

 Subject: [Taxacom] Correctiion: Conference announcement: Systematics - the science that underpins biology, 26-28 August 2015, University of Oxford
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 Received: Tuesday, 21 October, 2014, 9:45 AM
 
 Correction: the conference website
 can be accessed via: http://bit.ly/1rZ5UvE
 
 
 The Systematics Association announces a three day conference
 taking place in the historic setting of the University of
 Oxford, UK in August 2015.
 
 Systematics - the science that underpins biology
 
 The conference will have four thematic sessions and
 contributed papers:
 
 Symposia 1 - The value of long term monitoring plots for
 plant systematics and ecology in the tropics
 
 Symposia 2 - Comparative approaches to the origin of
 biodiversity
 
 Symposia 3 - Accelerating the pace of taxonomy
 
 Symposia 4 - Rooted in deep time: Palaeontological
 contributions to systematics
 
 Keynote addresses will be given by
 
 Michael Donoghue, Yale, USA
 Peter Holland FRS, Department of Zoology, Oxford
 
 The official conference accommodation will be in Christ
 Church College with the conference banquet taking place in
 the Great Hall (used in the Harry Potter films)
 
 For further details and to register please visit the
 Systematics Association website at:
 
 http://bit.ly/1rZ5UvE
 
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