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Systematics Association

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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

Descriptive Taxonomy - The Foundation of Biodiversity Research, volume 84

ISBN 9780521761079;
published January 2015

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:
Sir Julian Huxley Lecture, Wednesday 14 October

Island time and the interplay between ecology & evolution in species diversification

Professor Rosemary G. Gillespie, University of California Berkeley, USA.

6.00pm Wednesday 14 October 2015, Linnean Society, London See further details | download poster.

Upcoming event:
Young Systematists' Forum
Friday 20 November, NHM London

The annual Young Systematists' Forum represents an exciting setting for Masters, PhD and young postdoctoral researchers to present their data, often for the first time, to a scientific audience interested in taxonomy, systematics and phylogenetics. This well-established event provides an important opportunity for budding systematists to discuss their research in front of their peers within a supportive environment. Supervisors and other established systematists are also encouraged to attend. Registration is FREE, further details.

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