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:
PO Box 50007
SE-104 05 Stockholm, Sweden