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 is overseeing the completion and implementation of a code of rules to govern phylogenetic nomenclature — the PhyloCode.

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 in the draft PhyloCode, leading to its implementation. After implementation of the code, the CPN will rule on proposals for conservation or suppression of names, resolve ambiguities in the provisions of the code, amend the provisions of the code, and 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
Mieczysław Wolsan (Muzeum i Instytut Zoologii Polskiej Akademii Nauk),
Past-President
Kevin Padian (University of California, Berkeley),
President-Elect
Michael Donoghue (Yale University),
Secretary
Michel Laurin (CNRS, Paris),
Treasurer
Michael Keesey,
Program Director
none currently appointed

Council Members at Large (by year of term expiration)

2014
Philip Cantino (Ohio University),
David Marjanović,
2015
Pamela Soltis (Florida Museum of Natural History),
David Hillis (University of Texas),
2016
Sina Adl (University of Saskatchewan),
David Tank (University of Idaho),

ISPN Committees

Committee on Phylogenetic Nomenclature (by year of term expiration)

2014
Frank (Andy) Anderson (Southern Illinois University),
Philip Cantino (Ohio University),
Michel Laurin (CNRS, Paris),
David Marjanović,
2015
Brian Andres (University of South Florida),
Nico Cellinese (Florida Museum of Natural History),
James A. Doyle (University of California, Davis),
David Hillis (University of Texas),
2016
Sean Graham (University of British Columbia),
Richard Olmstead (University of Washington),
Kevin de Queiroz (Smithsonian Institution),
Mieczysław Wolsan (Muzeum i Instytut Zoologii Polskiej Akademii Nauk),

Registration Committee

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

Publicity Committee

Members
Michael Keesey,
David Marjanović,