Thursday, September 15, 2011

Anchoring Biodiversity Information: from Sherborn to the 21st century and beyond

Next month I'll be speaking in London at The Natural History Museum at a one day event Anchoring Biodiversity Information: From Sherborn to the 21st century and beyond. This meeting is being organised by the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature and the Society for the History of Natural History, and is partly a celebration of his major work Index Animalium and partly a chance to look at the future of zoological nomenclature.

Details are available from the ICZN web site. I'll be giving a a talk entitled "Towards an open taxonomy" (no, I don't know what I mean by that either). But it should be a chance to rant about the failure of taxonomy to embrace the Interwebs.

SherbornPoster Sept 11