Botanical Nomenclature

Course description
The course will teach the basic principles of plant nomenclature according to the International Code of Nomenclature for algae, fungi and plants (ICN) 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 ICN, 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.

Class of 2013.

One week

28 January – 1 February 2013

Course language
A good command of spoken and written English is essential

Target Audience
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

Course fee
€ 500 (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 for your career.

Deadline for registration: 15 October 2012
Participants will receive notification by 29 October 2012 whether accepted to the course.
Registration is closed now.

Payment details will be provided upon acceptance to the course.

DEST grants
DEST is offering four grants of 500 Euro to attend this course. In allocating grants, priority will be given to selected participants coming from economically less-favoured regions.

Grants for this course are to be used to defray the expenses associated with the tuition fee. If awarded, DEST will pay the tuition fee directly to the course organisers.

Please indicate your interest for a DEST grant when submitting your registration form. If a grant is requested, you should ask a referee to send a letter of recommendation to