Nicholas Turland

Nicholas Turland
+49 (0)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 & XX International Botanical Congress, 2017 & 2024 (elected 2011 & 2017)

Curriculum vitae 

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 
  • The Code Decoded. A user’s guide to the International Code of Nomenclature for algae, fungi, and plants. Second edition. Published on 17 July 2019 by Pensoft Publishers.
Current involvement in collaborative projects 
Honours and awards 
Foundation Medal of the University of Crete (Rethymno, Crete, Greece), for contributions in recording the flora of Crete since 1984 (awarded 2010)
Mandates in scientific advisory boards and committees 
Rapporteur-général, Bureau of Nomenclature, International Botanical Congress (elected 2011 & 2017)
Chair, Editorial Committee of the International Code of Nomenclature for algae, fungi, and plants (elected Member 1999, elected Secretary 2005 & 2011, elected Chair 2017)
Member, General Nomenclature Committee (elected 2011 & 2017)
Member, International Committee on Bionomenclature (since 2011)
Council Member, International Organization for Systematic and Evolutionary Biology (IOSEB) (since 2011)
Member, Scientific Committee, Flora of Greece Project (since 2017)
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)