By publishing about our work, we share insight, increase confidence in findings, allow other researchers to build on our findings and catalyse new collaborations.
Publications are an advocacy tool as well: our policy and position papers investigate the role of natural history collections and associated research in shaping and contributing to today's society.
CETAF is strongly committed to working towards open science: a future where the outcomes of scientific research are made accessible to all and shared widely.
In this section you can explore the publications produced by CETAF and our members, including journals, floras and scientific articles as well as educational material and policy oriented papers.
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European Journal of Taxonomy
The EJT is a scientific journal focusing on descriptive taxonomy. It encompasses the fields of zoology, entomology, botany and palaeontology, and is of global scope, both in terms of its authorship and its geographical coverage.
The Journal is international open access, peer-reviewed, and fully electronic. Its articles are original and adhere to high scientific and technical standards as the impact factor of 0.649 for 2016 shows.
The EJT was established within the European Distributed Institute of Taxonomy (EDIT) and was integrated into CETAF in 2011. The journal is currently run by 9 CETAF member institutions from Belgium, Denmark, France, the Netherlands, Spain and the UK.
More info at www.europeanjournaloftaxonomy.eu
CETAF policy and position papers unite the voice of our community around the issues where our work makes a real difference. They engage policymakers, researchers, civil society and the public around key questions, bridging the gap between science, policy and the challenges we face as a society.
2018: THE CETAF BRATISLAVA DECLARATION ON THE 2050 VISION OF THE CBD
2018: CETAF & GBIF JOINT STATEMENT "TAXONOMY IN THE POST-2020 FRAMEWORK FOR BIODIVERSITY"
2018: CETAF E-PUBLISHING GUIDELINES
2018: WORKSHOP OUTCOMES: CETAF JOINT RESEARCH AGENDA FOR BIODIVERSITY
2018: CETAF AND DiSSCo - AN UNPRECEDENTED OPPORTUNITY FOR NATURAL SCIENCE COLLECTIONS
2018: CETAF EXECUTIVE STATEMENT "DIGITAL SEQUENCE INFORMATION (DSI) OF GENETIC RESOURCES
2017: CETAF FRAMEWORK FOR RESPONSIBLE RESEARCH AND INNOVATION
2016: CETAF STRATEGY EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
2016: CETAF STRATEGY & STRATEGIC DEVELOPMENT PLAN 2015-2025:
2016: CETAF CODE OF CONDUCT & BEST PRACTICES FOR ACCESS & BENEFIT-SHARING
2014: The Consortium of European Taxonomic Facilities (CETAF): Exploring and documenting diversity in nature
2012: Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA). Putting science into the assessment of research
2008: CETAF Position Paper on Biodiversity and Europe: the Contribution of Taxonomy and the European Taxonomic Facilities, 2008
2004: CETAF Position Paper on Biodiversity and Europe: the Contribution of Taxonomy and the European Taxonomic Facilities
2004: CETAF Support for European Directory of Species Names
CETAF members transmit their knowledge to the general public, especially children and students. Topics covered range from current environmental and climate change issues, to the processes of evolution, or ecosystem and species management.
Toolkit: Botanic Gardens, new tools for environmental education. Botanic Gardens Education Network. Botanic Garden of Florence, Madrid and Meise (Brussels).
Cataloghi e collezioni. Firenze University Press (IT)
Teaching Resources. Environmental Education Documents. Conservatory and Botanical Garden of the City of Geneva (FR).
Naturalis Nature books. (NE)
Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences. Didactical Files.
As an organisation with a European and international outlook, CETAF relies on publications to share information on natural history collections and scientific research as well as to promote taxonomy, systematics and collections-based research via scientific publishing. Below is an overview of papers published or edited by our members.
Tilley, L. et al. (2019). Hazards and disasters in the geological and geomorphological record: a key to understanding past and future hazards and disasters
Hobern D., Price M., et al. (2019). Connecting data and expertise: a new alliance for biodiversity knowledge
Neumann, D. et al. 2017. Global biodiversity research tied up by juridical interpretations of access and benefit sharing. Organisms Diversity & Evolution (Springer).
Güntsch, A. et al. 2017. Actionable, long-term stable and semantic web compatible identifiers for access to biological collection objects. Database (Oxford). Vol. 2017 (1).
Neumann, et al. 2014. Access and Benefit Sharing - Global Implications for Biodiversity Research, Collections and Collection Management arising from the Nagoya Protocol. Collection Forum. Vol.28 (Sept 2014). SPNHC.