Botanical Nomenclature

Course description
This in-depth course will teach the 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.

Duration
One week

Date
26-30 January 2015

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

Target Audience
MSc students, PhD students and early career researchers actively working in taxonomy.

Location
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Herbarium, Library, Art & Archives
Richmond Surrey TW9 3AB, UK
http://www.kew.org

Teacher
Ms Katherine Challis, Herbarium, Library, Art & Archives, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Course fee
€ 600 (Euros).
Participants are responsible for their own travel, accommodation and subsistence expenses.

Maximum number of participants
10
Criteria for selection will be scientific merit, motivation and usefulness of the training for your career.

Registration
Deadline for registration: 10 October 2014
Participants will receive notification by 24 October 2014 whether accepted to the course.

Click here for the registration form.

Payment
Payment details and deadline will be provided upon acceptance to the training.

Cancellation
RBG, Kew reserves the right to cancel the course should unforeseen circumstances beyond our control arise.