The Joy of Discovery

November 24th 2022, 6 pm GMT

The Systematics Association President’s Lecture this year will feature the second edition of ‘The Joy of Discovery’, an event that provides a forum to share the excitement of discovering a new taxon or discovering the identity of an unknown specimen. We will have five short talks from speakers representative of our international membership from across the globe, and to facilitate this international event we are holding it online.

This event will be preceded by the association’s Annual General Meeting (5 pm GMT), also online. All Systematics Association members are welcome and encouraged to attend the AGM.

Free attendance!


Ana Costa | University of Miami (USA). The not so common bottlenose dolphins: differentiating taxa through bones and DNA.

Larissa Trierveiler Pereira | Federal University of São Carlos (Brazil). Discovering new and edible mushrooms in Brazil.

Jon Todd | Natural History Museum of London (UK). Too many species, too few names: exploring a snail species radiation.

Hyppolite Aïgnon | University of Parakou (Benin). Inosperma alboflavium (Agaricales, Inocybaceae): a new species of Inosperma from West Africa.

Rosario Rubite | University of the Philippines Manila (The Philippines). Begonia hemicardia (Sect. Petermannia, Begoniaceae), a resurrected heterotypic synonym and nomen nudum.