About the ISPN

The International Society for Phylogenetic Nomenclature was established to encourage and facilitate the development and use of, and communication about, phylogenetic nomenclature. Toward this end, the ISPN organizes periodic scientific meetings and oversees the implementation of a code of rules to govern phylogenetic nomenclature—the PhyloCode. PhyloCode names can be viewed and submitted via the registration database, RegNum.

The ISPN is governed by a Council, of which all members except the Program Director are elected. For more information, see the Bylaws (PDF).

The ISPN maintains two committees whose responsibilities pertain directly to the functioning of the PhyloCode: the Committee on Phylogenetic Nomenclature (CPN) and the Registration Committee. The members of both committees are elected by the ISPN membership.

The CPN is responsible for reviewing and approving changes to the PhyloCode. The CPN also rules on proposals for conservation or suppression of names, resolves ambiguities in the provisions of the code, amends the provisions of the code, and will produce future editions of it.

The Registration Committee is responsible for managing the online registration database for names governed by the PhyloCode.

Anyone who is interested in phylogenetic nomenclature is encouraged to join the ISPN.

The Society welcomes donations!

Members of the ISPN Council

List per year as a PDF file: Download

Officers

President-Elect
Pam Soltis (University of Florida),
President
Thomas J. Near (Yale University),
Past-President
Sina Adl (University of Saskatchewan),
Secretary
Michel Laurin (CNRS, Paris),
Treasurer
Nico Cellinese (University of Florida),
Webmaster
Michael Keesey,

Council Members at Large (by year of term expiration)

2022
Kevin de Queiroz (Smithsonian Institution),
Richard Olmstead (University of Washington),
2021
Brian Andres (University of Sheffield),
Sandy Carlson (University of California, Davis),
2020
David Hibbett (Clark University),
Greg Rouse (University of California, San Diego),

ISPN Committees

Committee on Phylogenetic Nomenclature (by year of term expiration)

2022
Michael Lee (Flinders University and South Australian Museum),
David Marjanović (Museum für Naturkunde),
Greg Rouse (University of California, San Diego),
Mieczysław Wolsan (Polish Academy of Sciences),
2021
David Cannatella (University of Texas),
Philip Cantino (Ohio University),
Nico Cellinese (University of Florida),
Susan Richardson (Florida Atlantic University),
2020
James Doyle (University of California, Davis),
Micah Dunthorn (University of Kaiserslautern, Germany),
Sean Graham (University of British Columbia),
Max Cardoso Langer (Universidade de São Paulo),

Registration Committee

Chair
Nico Cellinese (Florida Museum of Natural History),
Members
Mike Keesey,
William Piel (Yale University),