THIRD BOTANICAL NOMENCLATURE COURSE
BY BOTANICAL SURVEY OF INDIA
Coimbatore (11-15 MARCH, 2019)
The Botanical Survey of India (BSI) proposes to conduct a five-day course on Botanical Nomenclature, for the benefit of Scientists, Teachers, Research Fellows and Researchers in India at Coimbatore from 11 to 15 March 2019. Dr. Kanchi N. Gandhi, who has been working as a Senior Nomenclatural Registrar at Harvard University Herbaria, U.S.A. since 1995 will be the Course Director. Dr. Gandhi has rich experience in teaching, curation of vascular plant specimens and field study in the tropical, subtropical and temperate regions. He has substantial knowledge on the floras of southern India and southern United States. Since 2000, Dr. Gandhi serves on the Board of Directors of the Flora of North America (FNA) Association and as the Nomenclature Editor and Etymology Editor for the FNA vascular plant families; he also serves on the editorial board of a few journals such as Taxon, Rhodora, and Journal of the Botanical Research Institute of Texas, as a Collaborator for the Index Nominum Genericorum-Plantarum, and as the Manager of the International Plant Name Index-Harvard. He is one of the three recipients of the "Distinguished Service Award" given during 2009—present by the American Society of Plant Taxonomists. Dr. Gandhi has served as the Director of three Nomenclature Workshops organized by the BSI at Kolkata (2013) and at Pune (2017), and by the University of Campinas, Brazil (2018).
This Botanical Nomenclature Course aims to understand/learn the basics in plant nomenclature and also to clarify the nomenclatural doubts and queries. The Botanical Nomenclature Course will cover the subject items, viz. An historical overview of botanical nomenclature from pre-Linnaeus to the Shenzhen Code, Discussion of the entire Code - Article by Article, Emphasis on validity of publication and Problem–solving individually/in groups of participants.
Note: The course is open to a limited number of participants and will be filled on a First-come, First-served basis. Priority will be given to candidates who are actively engaged in Plant Taxonomic Research.
Er. A.K. Pathak
Botanical Survey of India
CGO Complex, 3rd MSO Building
5th & 6th Floor, F Wing
DF Block, Sector I, Salt Lake City
Kolkata - 700 064, West Bengal, India
BOTANICAL NOMENCLATURE WORKSHOP
INTERNATIONAL CODE OF NOMENCLATURE FOR ALGAE, FUNGI AND PLANTS (SHENZHEN CODE, 2018)
BOTANICAL SURVEY OF INDIA
SOUTHERN REGIONAL CENTRE
11-15 MARCH, 2019
(Five days in march 2019)
Lectures by: Dr. Kanchi N. Gandhi, Senior Nomenclatural Registrar, Harvard University Herbaria, U.S.A.
His lectures will cover historical overview of botanical nomenclature from pre-Linnaeus to the Shenzhen Code, review of the physical structure of the Shenzhen Code and discussion on the entire Code article by article, with special emphasis on validity of publication and solving nomenclatural problems of the participants.
1st lecture: An overview of nomenclature from pre-Linnaeus to the Shenzhen Code
2nd lecture: Review of the physical structure of the Shenzhen Code
3rd lecture [Preamble, Ranks and Names of Taxa (appropriate Articles 1 – 5 and 16 – 28 of the Shenzhen Code)]
4th lecture [Status, Typification, Starting Points, Conservation, Sanctioning (Articles 6 – 15 of the Shenzhen Code)]
5th lecture [Effective Publication; Validity of Names Part I (Articles 29 – 39 of the Shenzhen Code)]
6th lecture [Validity of Names Part II] (Articles 40 – 45 of the Shenzhen Code)]
7th lecture [Authorship Citation (Articles 46 – 50 of the Shenzhen Code)]
8th lecture [Rejection of Names-I (Articles 51 – 53 of the Shenzhen Code)]
9th lecture [Rejection of Names-II (Articles 54 – 59 of the Shenzhen Code)]
10th lecture [Orthography (Articles 60 – 62 of the Shenzhen Code)]
11th lecture [hybrid names]
12th lecture [Fungal Code]
Turland, N. J. & al. 2018. International Code of Nomenclature for Algae, Fungi, and Plants (Shenzhen Code).
Nicolson, D. H. 1974. Orthography of names and epithets. Taxon 23: 163-177; 549-561; 843-851.
Nicolson, D. H. 1986. Species Epithets and Gender Information. Taxon 35: 323-328.
Nicolson, D. H. 1991. A history of botanical nomenclature. Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 78: 33-56.
Stearn, W. T. 1983. Botanical Latin, ed. 3rd. David & Charles. London.