Zoologica Scripta Symposium

The Role of Systematics for Understanding Ecosystem Functions

The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters (Drammensveien 78)

The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters and the editors of the Zoologica Scripta invite to an international one-day symposium on 'The role of systematics for understanding ecosystem functions'

The Zoologica Scripta, published on behalf of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters and the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, is one of the leading scientific journals in the fields of animal systematics, phylogeny, and biogeography. The journal has for many years provided a high profile outlet for cutting edge research in the field.

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Practical information

Registration required to attend the symposium and dinner (registration link will follow)











(Tentative) programme
0930    Doors open

10.00   Welcome by The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters

10.05   Introduction to Zoologica Scripta by Dr. Per Sundberg, Chief Editor of The Zoologica Scripta

10.15 - 16.15 Keynote speakers:

'Potential of Museum Collections in Understanding Ecosystem Functions'
Dr. Niklas Wahlberg, Lund University

'The Consequences of Biodiversity Loss – an Overview of IPBES Conclusions'
Dr. Cecilia Lindblad, Swedish Environmental Protection Agency

'The Norwegian artsprojektet for the Mapping of Flora and Fauna'
Dr. Hugo de Boer, University of Oslo, Natural History Museum

'An Ecologists Expectations of Future Systematics'
Dr. Bente Edvardsen, University of Oslo, Department of Biosciences, Section for Auqatic Biology and Toxicology

'The Potential and Power of Biodiversity Databases'
Dr. Veronika Johansson, Swedish Museum of Natural History, Department of Bioinformatics and Genetics

'The Role of Taxonomic Expertise in Interpretation of Metabarcoding Studies'
Dr. Paula Pappalardo, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C.

'Reptile Biodiversity Loss and Environmental Challenges' 
Dr. Uwe Fritz, Senckenberg Natural History Collections Dresden (TBC)

'Exploring Polar Invertebrate Biodiversity'
Dr. Dieter Piepenburg, Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Center for Polar and Marine Research (TBC)

Coffee and lunch included

18.00    Aperitif served

18.30    Dinner


Please note that the information above is subject to change.