Linnean Society of London

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Linnean Society of London




Learned society


Taxonomy & Natural History


London, Burlington House


Linnean Society of London

The Linnean Society of London is the world's premier society for the study and dissemination oftaxonomy and natural history. It publishes a zoological journal, as well as botanical and biological journals. It also issues The Linnean, a review of the history of the society and of taxonomy in general. The Linnean Society, founded in 1788, took its name from the Swedish naturalist Carolus Linnaeus. The Society is based at Burlington House, Piccadilly, London. Individual membership categories are: Student member, Associate member and full Fellow. All forms of membership require nomination by at least two Fellows and are subject to election. Fellows use the designation FLS after their names.

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1 Medals and prizes 2 Collections 3 Presidents 4 See also 5 References 6 External links

Medals and prizes[edit]

the first President of the society. H.000 plants.000 letters and documents. the Society acknowledges and encourages excellence in all of these fields. "in recognition of work done by a person under the age of 40 years". 1. Bloomer Award. and sustainability.  H.   Jill Smythies Award. The collections include 14.The Linnean Society of London aims to promote the study of all aspects of the biological sciences.198 insects. awarded "an amateur naturalist who has made an important contribution to biological knowledge"  Bicentenary Medal.564 shells. 3. [1] The following medals and prizes are awarded by the Linnean Society:  Linnean Medal. established 1986. for the best dissertation in botany during an academic year. 6. established 1990.000 specimens have been cleaned and repaired. 1. . and are now held in London by the society. established 1888. biodiversity. Through awarding medals and grants.   Darwin-Wallace Medal. Irene Manton Prize. for major advances in evolutionary biology. on the 200th anniversary of the death of Linnaeus. 158 fish. established 1978. awarded for botanical illustrations. It has been databased by the Smith Herbarium Project at the National Museums Liverpool. established 1963 from a legacy by the amateur naturalist Harry Howard Bloomer.600 books and 3. Linnean Tercentenary Medal. taxonomy. awarded annually to alternately a botanist or a zoologist or (as has been common since 1958) to one of each in the same year. established in 2007 Collections[edit|edit source] Linnaeus' botanical and zoological collections were purchased in 1783 by Sir James Edward Smith. with particular emphasis on evolution. Smith's own plant collection is also held by the Society. They may be viewed by appointment.