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Artedi Lectures on Systematic Ichthyology 2008

Thursday, October 23rd, 2008

Artedi Lectures on Systematic Ichthyology
Co-organized by : FishBase Sweden, The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, The Swedish Museum of Natural History

In commemoration of Petrus Artedi – Father of Modern Ichthyology

5 December 2008, 8:30 – 13:30h

Beijer Hall, The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Stockholm, Sweden

In 2005, FishBase Sweden and the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences organized the Artedi Lectures in commemoration of the tricentennial of the birth of Sweden’s famous ichthyologist Petrus Artedi (1705-1735). Artedi reformed organismal systematics by applying a strict methodology to the study of fishes. He paved the ground for modern systematics, scientific nomenclature and classification expanded on by Carl Linnaeus.

The Artedi Lectures are given by ichthyologists of considerable scientific excellence and recognition, who have made a contribution to ichthyology by a broad approach combining discovery, description, analysis and synthesis in a way that has significantly inspired new generations of ichthyologists.
Artedi Lectures are planned to be given every three years. In 2005 the first Artedi Lectures were given by five renowned fish researchers, Drs. G. David Johnson, Maurice Kottelat, Richard L. Mayden, Lynne R. Parenti and Mutsumi Nishida.

The 2008 Lectures will be given on 5 December by Drs. Joseph Nelson, Gloria Arratia and Meemann Chang.

By organising the Artedi Lectures, we hope to inspire more systematic research, and highlight the importance of both the early Swedish contribution to the field by Artedi, Linnaeus, and the Royal Academy of Sciences (of which the Swedish Museum of Natural History was then a part), and the contemporary importance of systematics to the study of the biological diversity of the Earth.

The programme includes a half day of invited lectures. Participation in the symposium is free and includes lunch, but registration is required.

Participation is free, but registration is required and should be made no later than 27 November 2008. Coffee and lunch is included for all registered participants.

Inquiries and registration:
FishBase Sweden
PO Box 50007
SE-104 05 Stockholm, Sweden
+46-8-51954123, +46-8-51954122

Indo-Pacific Fish Conference in Perth, 2009

Sunday, September 16th, 2007

The 8th Indo-Pacific Fish Conference will be held in Perth, Western Australia, in 2009.

Professor Neil Loneragan, Director of the Centre for Fish and Fisheries Research, Murdoch University, Murdoch, is making basic preparations already, and you may wish to mark your calendar.

The conference will be at the Esplanade Hotel in Fremantle 25-29 May 2009, with registration on the evening of the 24th. The International Scientific Advisory Committee has already been formed, consisting of previous and past convenors and other people who have been active in the IPFC.

The IPFCs are organised every four years and attracts participants not only from the Indopacific region, but also specialists from elsewhere working with Indopacific region fishes (freshwater and marine). The most recent conferences were in Taipei (2005), Durban (2001), Noumea (1997), and Bangkok (1993).