Augustin-Pyramus de Candolle Prize in 2023

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The Société de Physique et d’Histoire Naturelle (SPHN) of Geneva is pleased to announce the award of the Augustin-Pyramus de Candolle Prize in 2023. This prize recog- nizes the author of the best treatment of a taxinomic group of plants, algae or fungi. The intent of the prize is to encourage and foster the publication of monographic treatments in vegetal taxonomy, preferably by scientists still in an early stage of their career.

The submitted work should be a complete coverage of the treated group, namely its arrangement in a system of hierarchical classi cation. It should follow the integrated taxinomy approach, including descriptions of morphological and anatomical characters, physiology, chemistry, ecology and molecular phylogenetics. Complete bibliography, crit- ical synonymy and identi cation keys are required. The work should comply with the International Code of Nomenclature (2018 - Shenzen Code).

The work may consist of a single monograph or of a series of papers on the same group. In this case, the candidate must be the author or the  rst author of the phylogeny and taxonomy sections. Submitted works should be unpublished or published after April 30th, 2019.

The prize is open to researchers of all nationalities. The text, however, must be written in French, English, Spanish or Portuguese. A summary of the monograph, of no more than 4000 words, must be written in English or French.

The work should be submitted to the Secretary of the prize, along with its summary and the author's curriculum vitae, before Monday October 31st, 2022, as electronic  les uploaded at the following address [2], using the website: [3] or as printed documents (two copies) sent to the following address:

Dr. Fred Stauffer
Augustin-Pyramus de Candolle Prize
Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de la Ville de Geneve
Case postale 71
CH-1292 Chamb esy, Switzerland

The 2023 de Candolle Prize of CHF 5'000 will be awarded in Geneva early in 2023, in the presence of winner, invited by the SPHN to attend the ceremony. For more details, please contact the Prize Secretary Dr Fred Stau er at [4]

For information on the history of the Prize, visit [5]

The President of the SPHN