How Are We Communicating the Importance of Taxonomy and Systematics?
|Venue:||The Linnean Society of London, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London, W1J 0BF, United Kingdom|
02074344479 EXT 211
SPECIALIST GROUP MEETING 11:00–16:30 Friday 7 September 2018
Plenary Meeting of the Taxonomy and Systematics Committee of the Linnean Society of London
This meeting will bring together educators, content producers and academics to explore the ways in which we communicate the importance of taxonomy and systematics in different settings and to different audiences.
This day meeting was divided into four themes. Below is an outline for each theme with the speakers and their titles. A full report of the day can be downloaded here. Individual Powerpoints are linked below.
DIGITAL MEDIA - How can we make best use of video and audio content?
- Animating the inanimate: using the moving image book format to engage audiences with Richard Spruce's botanical collections | Gemma Burditt
- Going Digital: a new approach to talking about taxonomy | Chris Thorogood (University of Oxford) and Ross Ziegelmeier (The Linnean Society of London)
MUSEUMS AND LEARNING CENTRES - What are we doing to engage our visitors with the naming of the natural world?
- Whales, dinosaurs, ‘mini-beasts’ and biological recording: a varied approach to understanding taxonomy at Tullie House | Simon J. Jackson (Tullie House Museum) and Deborah Muscat (Cumbria Biodiversity Data Centre)
- Subliminally there: interpreting the modern museum display | Yvette Harvey (NatSCA)
- Entomological Necromancy | Darren Mann (Oxford University Museum of Natural History)
- Conversations with the dead: old trails lead to new discoveries | Maxwell Barclay (NHM)
FORMAL EDUCATION - With such a tiny part of formal education being dedicated to taxonomy and systematics, how can we communicate our message most efficiently?
- Taxonomy is fun so why keep it secret? | Alastair Culham (Reading University)
- Integrating taxonomy in research-lead MSc programmes - not only a possibility, but a necessity | Christophe Eizaguirre (QMUL)
IDENTIFICATION RESOURCES - Are the days of searching through Systema Naturae gone and replaced with apps?
- INSIDE WOOD – A demonstration of a multiple entry key for identifying hardwoods | Peter Gasson (Kew)
- How to identify a Cornflake | Sue Townsend (FSC) and Sarah Whild (BSBI)
- Do people know more Pokémon than real species? | Joe Burton (The Linnean Society of London)
- Registration fee (£15) includes lunch and refreshments.
- The event will be followed by a wine reception.
- Follow the event on Twitter #TaxSyst18