The DISTRIBUTED EUROPEAN SCHOOL OF TAXONOMY (DEST), as an initiative developed under CETAF, organizes a new course on Botancial Nomenclature.
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.