Southern African Society for Systematic Biology

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SASSB 2017 Location information:

Emalahleni, Mpumalanga to Pretoria National Botanical Garden - Google-Maps

Garden Map with SASSB annotations

Map to Pretoria

OR-Thambo to Pretoria National Botanical Gardens

Polokwane, Limpopo to Pretoria National Botanical Garden - Google-Maps

Wits university to Pretoria National Botanical Garden - Google-Maps

SASSB 2017 Preliminary programme

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SASSB 2017 Abstract guidelines

SASSB 2017 1st announcement

The SASSB was formally established at the Inaugural Conference of the SASSB in January 1999. The formation of the Society was initially proposed by Professor Peter Linder, formerly of the Botany Department of the University of Cape Town. There was concern that, following global trends,  in South Africa systematics was a discipline that was in decline in terms of capacity and resources, mainly as a result of the lack of understanding of the critical role of taxonomy, systematics and natural history collections play in science and society.

Objectives of SASSB
To promote and represent the activities and interests of all biological systematists, evolutionary biologists, curators and managers of natural history collections in South Africa.To increase appreciation in the general community of the importance of systematics and natural history collections.To lobby government agencies and granting agencies for funding for research and training.To foster the training of systematists / taxonomists.To hold meetings that deal with issues in systematic biology.





SASSB 2017

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