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Systematics Association

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A joint fund of the Linnean Society and the Systematics Association, the Systematics Research Fund (SRF) provides grants annually for small-scale research projects in the field of systematics. Applications for the 2016/17 SRF are now closed
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Latest podcast

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Is e-taxonomy a distraction or a solution?
Robert Scotland President of the SA and Vince Smith cyber-taxonomist at the NHM provide a lively debate on the issues facing taxonomy today.
Podcast provided by Backdoor Broadcasting Company (website)


The Systematics Association welcomes anyone interested in the study or teaching of Systematics. Membership entitles you to reduced registration at our many Conferences, and major reductions on the books published by the Association. Find out more

Latest Publication

Next Generation Systematics

Hardback (ISBN-13: 9781107028586)
Publication date: May 2016

Available in Hardback from CUP


The Systematics Association is committed to furthering all aspects of Systematic biology. It organises a vigorous programme of international conferences on key themes in systematics, including a series of major biennial conferences launched in 1997. The association also supports a variety of training courses in systematics and awards grants in support of systematics research. Find out more

Next event:

Science Policy Lecture 2017 – Evidence, Expertise and Policy - Professor Susan Owens

Thursday 20th April 2017. 6pm - 7pm.
Linnean Society, London.

Registration is unnecessary.
The event is free and open to all.
Tea will be served in the Library from 17.30.
A wine reception will follow.

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EU Referendum

The UK vote to leave the European Union on 23rd June 2016 is likely to have a major effect on systematics research in the UK.

Our position: Brexit is likely to have a major effect on systematics research in the UK, and our collaborations with European colleagues. In order to speak up for our community and ensure we are part of future dialogue, The Systematics Association Council submitted our views on ' Scientific impacts of changing relationships with the EU' to the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee inquiry called 'Leaving the EU: implications and opportunities for science and research.
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8th Young Systematists’ Forum

Friday, 25 November 2016, 9:30 am
Venue: Flett Lecture Theatre,
Natural History Museum, London, UK
Registration is FREE

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The 2016/17 round of the Systematics Research Fund is now closed.

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