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Carl Linnaeus by Johan Henric Scheffel, 1739. Courtesy of the Uppsala University Art Collections

Carl Linnaeus by Johan Henric Scheffel, 1739.
Courtesy of the Uppsala University Art Collections

In Celebration of the Exhibition of
the 1st Edition of Linnaeus' Systema Naturae
Tuesday, November 13, 2007


Baird Auditorium, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution

Linnaea borealis L.
Linnaea borealis L.
  • 8:30 am Coffee (enter through Constitution Avenue Lobby)
  • 9:00 am Welcome, Paul Risser, Acting Director of the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution and James Edwards, Executive Director, Encyclopedia of Life
  • 9:15 am Gunnar Broberg, Lund University, Sweden. "An Historical Perspective on Linnaeus"
  • 10:15 am Coffee Break
  • 10:45 am Gerry Moore, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, U.S.A. "A Comparison of Linnaean Plant Taxonomy as Practiced by Linnaeus and Linnaean Plant Taxonomy in Use Today"
  • 11:45 am David McL. Roberts, The Natural History Museum, London, U.K. "Linnean Systematics, Collaborative Taxonomy and the Web"
  • 12:45 pm Lunch Break - Museum cafeterias and local restaurants
  • 2:00 pm Michael Donoghue, Peabody Museum of Natural History Yale University, New Haven, U.S.A. "Should We Seriously Consider an Alternative System of Nomenclature?"
  • 3:00 pm Mark Siddall, American Museum of Natural History, New York, U.S.A. "The DNA Barcode of Life and Linnaean Taxonomy"
  • 4:00 pm Coffee Break
  • 4:30 pm Cristián Samper, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, U.S.A. "The Encyclopedia of Life and Linnaean Taxonomy"
  • 5:30 pm Hans Sues, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, U.S.A. "Summary and Perspective"

Evening Event: Rotunda, National Museum of Natural History


6:30 -8:00 pm Reception and viewing of the two-day exhibition "A Tribute to Carl Linnaeus, 1707-1778" including the author's own copy of Systema Naturae (courtesy of the Swedish Embassy), with illustrations by Georg Dionysius Ehret; to be followed by an appearance by Linnaeus [Hans Odöö]. For more information about the exhibition...

No registration required.



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