Fungal nomenclature. 1. The IMC9 Edinburgh Nomenclatural Session.
Norvell, L.L., Hawksworth, D.L., Petersen, R.H., and Redhead, S.A. (2010). "Fungal nomenclature. 1. The IMC9 Edinburgh Nomenclatural Session.", Mycotaxon, 113, pp. 503-514. doi : 10.5248/113.503
Three successive groundbreaking two-hour long nomenclatural sessions were held August 3-5, 2010, during this summer’s International Mycological Congress (IMC9) in Edinburgh, Scotland. Convener/Rapporteur David Hawksworth (Spain/UK), who supervised preparation of the IMC9 nomenclatural booklet + questionnaire, was assisted by Chair Ron Petersen (USA), Vice-Chair Scott Redhead (Canada), Nomenclature Committee for Fungi (NCF) Secretary Lorelei Norvell (USA), and Advisor & International Botanical Congress Rapporteur-général John McNeill (UK). IMC delegates attending each day’s session voted on nomenclatural proposals to recommend actions to next year’s International Botanical Congress (IBC) Nomenclature Section in Melbourne. Attendance was relatively high, particularly in view of the conflict caused by scheduling the three nomenclature and three (of four) poster sessions for the same 2-4 pm time periods. As each poster session presented authors and posters for only one day, this was an unfortunate conflict that influenced attendance numbers at the nomenclatural sessions. However, the questionnaires, distributed to all IMC9 delegates for return to the registration desk by the end of the Congress, permitted each delegate a chance to express an opinion, even if unable to attend any or all of the Nomenclature Sessions. Originally the entire proceedings, which proved to be lively, informative, and often amusing, were to be recorded. Due to an unfortunate communications failure, no recordings survive. The overly brief summary below has therefore been extracted from secretarial notes, the nomenclature booklet, and the returned questionnaires.