Distributed Dynamic Diversity Databases for Life


Taxonomy and the Catalogue of Life: Ecosystem of Services Public Symposium

Group picture at Public Symposium, Reading

28-29 March 2012

Chemistry Building LTG, University of Reading 

PDF version of this page available: Symposium programme

Public Symposium Programme

Day 1 - Wednesday, 28 March

9.00 Opening remarks Professor Alex Gray (Species 2000)
9.15 i4Life – Current developments (PowerPoint, 4mb) Dr Alastair Culham
9.45 4D4Life – building the Catalogue of life (PowerPoint, 2mb) Dr Richard White (University of
10.15 Catalogue of Life - an editor’s perspective (PowerPoint, 12mb) Dr Yuri Roskov (University of Reading)
10.45 Catalogue of Life – looking ahead (PowerPoint, 11mb) Dr Peter Schalk (ETI)
11.45 Taxonomy at the Centre (PowerPoint, 4mb) Professor Vernon Heywood
12.15 Taxonomy and Biodiversity Analysis (PowerPoint, 12mb) Dr Alison Rosser (UNEP-WCMC)
12.45 – 14.00
Sandwich lunch
14.00 Taxonomy and Horticulture (PowerPoint, 5mb) Dr Simon Thornton Wood
14.30 Taxonomy and Crop Diversity (PowerPoint, 20mb) Dr Nigel Maxted (University of Birmingham)
15.00 Bioinformatics in China (PDF, 15mb) Professor Ma Keping
15.30 The power of Red List Assessments (PDF, 11mb) Dr Simon Stuart (IUCN)
16.00 – 16.30  Tea
16.30 - 17.15 Why we need species and why names matter (PDF, 16mb) Professor Peter Raven
19.00 Dinner for speakers, organisers and invited guests

Day 2 - Thursday, 29 March

9.30 Taxonomic concepts and computing (PowerPoint, 15mb) Professor Jessie Kennedy
10.00 OpenBio (PowerPoint, 12mb) Professor Perez Canhos (CRIA, Brazil)
10.30 – 11.00  Coffee
11.00 BIOVEL (PowerPoint, 8mb) Alex Hardisty (University of Cardiff)
11.30 VIBRANT (PDF, 15mb) Dr Dave Roberts (NHM)
12:00 ELIXIR: Europe’s emerging infrastructure for biological information (PowerPoint, 7mb) Dr Guy Cochrane
12.30 – 13.30 Sandwich Lunch  
13:30 The Way Forward (PowerPoint, 2mb) Alex Hardisty (University of Cardiff)
14.00 – 15.00 The Way Forward – Panel discussion and conclusions
14.15 15.30 Posters can be displayed during the Symposium