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Working Groups Group for Phytosociological Nomenclature (GPN)

The tasks of the Working Group for Phytosociological Nomenclature (GPN) are to care about the proper application of the International Code of Phytosociological Nomenclature (ICPN), to prepare and implement the new editions of ICPN, to engage in the nomenclature activities that are required by the ICPN (changes and conservation of names, registration of the names of syntaxa, registration of the typifications of the names), and to inform and advise the community of vegetation scientists about nomenclatural issues. GPN aims also to elaborate bridges between different schools of classifying plant communities and to follow the methodological developments in vegetation classification that may have direct or indirect implications on the nomenclature of vegetation types.

Bylaws of the GPN

Steering committee (2018-2022)

Helga Bueltmann
Andraž Carni
Federico Fernández-González
Daniela Gigante, (secretary), email:
Laco Mucina
Jean-Paul Theurillat, (chair), email:
Wolfgang Willner

2019 Working Group Report
2018 Working Group Report
2017 Working Group Report


Composition of GPN members as of 14 July 2019 (n=66).


Next Meeting

2021 IAVS Annual Symposium: Madrid, Spain, 27 June - 2 July 2021
We are sorry to announce that the Vladivostok symposium has been cancelled. Please, read details at the symposium website. We hope to see many of you next year in Spain!


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Journal of Vegetation Science

Applied Vegetation Science

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