Nicholas Turland

Nicholas Turland
+49 30 838 50137
Botanischer Garten und Botanisches Museum Berlin-Dahlem
Freie Universität Berlin
Königin-Luise-Straße 6–8

Editor of Willdenowia

Editor of Englera

Rapporteur-général, Nomenclature Section, XIX International Botanical Congress, 2017 (elected 2011)

Curriculum vitae 

Born 1966; Research Associate, The Natural History Museum, London, 1991-1993; Higher Scientific Officer, Department of Botany, The Natural History Museum, London, 1994-1997 (Linnaean Plant Name Typification Project); Assistant Curator, Missouri Botanical Garden, 1997-2007 (Flora of China Project); Associate Curator, Missouri Botanical Garden, 2007-2012 (Co-Director, Flora of China Project); scientist at BGBM Berlin since 2013.

Research interests 
  • Plant systematics, biogeography, and conservation in the Mediterranean region, especially Greece
  • Biological nomenclature
Research projects 
  • Human recreation versus plant diversity on maritime sands in Crete. Collaborative project with Missouri Botanical Garden, University of Patras, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Universität Göttingen, and Ardeola Environmental Services (Stroud, U.K.). Supported by the National Geographic Society.
  • The Code Decoded. A user’s guide to the International Code of Nomenclature for algae, fungi, and plants. Published in 2013 by IAPT & Koeltz Scientific Books as Regnum Vegetabile vol. 155.
Current involvement in collaborative projects 
  • International Code of Nomenclature for algae, fungi, and plants, "Shenzhen Code", to be published in 2018 following the XIX International Botanical Congress, Shenzhen, China, July 2017.
Honours and awards 
Foundation Medal of the University of Crete (Rethimno, Crete, Greece), for contributions in recording the flora of Crete since 1984 (awarded 2010)
Taxon – Proposals to Amend the Code, XIX International Botanical Congress
Mandates in scientific advisory boards and committees 
Rapporteur-général, Bureau of Nomenclature, International Botanical Congress (elected 2011)
Council Member, International Association for Plant Taxonomy (IAPT) (elected 2005 & 2011)
Council Member, International Organization for Systematic and Evolutionary Biology (IOSEB) (since 2011)
Secretary, Editorial Committee of the International Code of Nomenclature for algae, fungi, and plants (elected Member 1999, elected Secretary 2005 & 2011)
Convener, Special Committee on By-laws for the Nomenclature Section (since 2012)
Member, General Nomenclature Committee (elected 2011)
Member, International Committee on Bionomenclature (since 2011)
Member, OPTIMA Commission on Mediterranean Type Material (since 2013)
Member, Editorial Committee, Flora of China (since 2005)
Member, Editorial Board of Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden (since 2016)
Member, Editorial Committee of Candollea (since 2016)
Memberships in scientific societies 
Member, International Association for Plant Taxonomy (IAPT) (since 1996)
Member, Organization for the Phytotaxonomic Investigation of the Mediterranean Area (OPTIMA) (since 1989)
Member, Hellenic Botanical Society (since 2009)