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Role of the Intl. Association for Plant Taxonomy
    2017-July-28  08:53    Shenzhen Daily

THOSE who attended the Nomenclature Section of the 2017 IBC undoubtedly noticed the role of the International Association for Plant Taxonomy (IAPT) in facilitating its work. The goal of the Section was to authorize amendments to the existing code, a process that will ultimately produce the Shenzhen edition of the Code of Nomeclature of algae, fungi, and plants. The IAPT is also responsible for facilitating the work of the nomenclature committees that operate between each Congress. However, the role of the association is much wider.

The IAPT was founded on July 18, 1950 at the Seventh International Botanical Congress in Stockholm, Sweden.

The Association was established in order to promote an understanding of plant biodiversity, facilitate international communication between botanists concerning research, and oversee matters of uniformity and stability in plant names.

The IAPT is dedicated to organismal biodiversity, and the recognition, organization, evolution and naming of plants and fungi, both living and fossil. To those wishing to be at the forefront of these issues, membership in IAPT will be rewarding. The IAPT engages in a wide range of activities consistent with its focus, including the publication of the journal TAXON.

The IAPT also runs a competitive grants program in plant systematics, with an emphasis on funding students and young investigators in developing countries, while also being open to applicants worldwide. Usually 21 grants are awarded each year, with the maximum individual award being $2,000.

The IAPT was founded to carry out projects of interest and concern to systematic botanists that require or benefit from international cooperation. By 2017, for example, no less than 158 volumes of the series Regnum Vegetabile had been published, including such well-known titles as the numerous editions of the International Code of Nomenclature for algae, fungi, and plants, the Index Nominum Genericorum, Taxonomic Literature (two editions) and Index Herbariorum (pt. 1 and 2). The most recent volume of Regnum Vegetabile is Horandl & Appelhans (eds.): Next-generation sequencing in plant systematics (2015). In addition, six issues of the journal, TAXON, are published each year, with the annual volume currently consisting of approximately 1,800 pages.

More information about the activities of IAPT, sample copies of TAXON and application forms are available in booth no. E099 and online at www.iapt-taxon.org.

(SD-Agencies)

 

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