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Tue 02 Nov 2004

Gossamer Pavilions

Category : talks

The Earl of Cranbrook, Peter Ng and Lena Chan presented "The Gossamer Pavilions" to an audience from the biodiversity community from all over Singapore.

The talk cover the background, uses and relevance of scientific nomenclature with case studies, the role and work of the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature (ICZN) and the funding situation which is rather grim at the moment - this last part was clarified by the Earl of Cranbrook, who is the chairman of the International Trust for Zoological Nomenclature which funds the ICZN.

It was an enjoyable talk with the speakers flawlessly tag-teaming each other and arguing an excellent case for the relevance of the method and the institution. A subsequent panel discussion was followed by tea.

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