The course will teach the basic principles of plant nomenclature according to the International Code of Botanical Nomenclature (ICBN) so that participants can apply good nomenclatural practice when undertaking taxonomic revisions, compiling checklists etc. This will be achieved by lectures illustrated with examples from the ICBN, workshop sessions applying what has been learned to “real life” cases, and by encouraging participants to discuss nomenclatural problems they have encountered.
Participants will have time to pursue their own research interests using the collections at Kew, with the emphasis on identifying and solving nomenclatural problems.
Short seminars will give participants the opportunity to present nomenclatural problems relevant to their own research
30 January – 3 February 2012
MSc students, PhD students as well as for early career researchers
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Herbarium, Library, Art & Archives
Richmond Surrey TW9 3AB, UK
Ms Katherine Challis, Herbarium, Library, Art & Archives, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
€ 350 (Euros)
Participants are responsible for their own travel and subsistence expenses.
Maximum number of participants
Criteria for selection will be scientific merit, motivation and usefulness of the training course for your career.
Deadline for registration: 31 October 2011.
Participants will receive notification by 14 November 2011 whether accepted to the course.
Click here for the registration form.
Deadline payment: 15 December 2011.
Details will be provided upon acceptance to the course.
In the case of cancellation of participation before 31 December 2011, registration fee will be refunded (except cancellation fee of € 25). After that date, no further refunds will be issued.