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Yorkshire Naturalists’ Union Conference 2016 – Names, Knowledge and Natural History

The Yorkshire Naturalists’ Union conference was held on the 19th March 2016 at the National Science Learning Centre, University of York.  The conference theme was ‘Names, knowledge and natural history – the importance of modern taxonomy to the amateur naturalist’

Many thanks to all our speakers, exhibitors and delegates for making the event such a success!  Presentations from the 2016 conference can be downloaded here.

Geoff Oxford, Yorkshire Naturalists' Union: Introduction to the morning session

Susan Chambers, National Museums Scotland: Why do species names change and why does it take so long?

Lori Lawson Handley, University of Hull: How will the molecular revolution change biological recording?

Tim Rich, Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland:  On being difficult...

Chris Cooney, University of Sheffield:  Leveraging the power of museum collections

Terry Crawford, Yorkshire Naturalists' Union: Introduction to the afternoon session

David Earl, Yorkshire Naturalists' Union: Rubus studies in Yorkshire

Bill Ely, Yorkshire Naturalists' Union: Making use of names...or not.

Paula Lightfoot, Yorkshire Naturalists' Union: The UK Species Inventory

Alison Dyke, Stockholm Environment Institute, University of York: People and names

Roy Crossley, Yorkshire Naturalists' Union: What's in a name?  An old entomologist reflects.

Brian Goodwin, Conchological Society of Britain and Ireland:  From Aa to Zyzzyxdonta - taxonomy can be fun!!