Commemorative Symposium for Carl Linnaeus


2007 was the 300th year anniversary of the birth of Carl Linnaeus, the Swedish scientist known as the founder of taxonomy. Linnaeus was not only a noted biologist but an ecologist and environmentalist who was ahead of his time.

A symposium honoring Linnaeus featured a concert by the Collegium Cantorum Choir of the Cathedral of Uppsala, a screening of the documentary film Expedition Linnaeus commemorating the tercentenary of the birth of Carl Linnaeus and three panel discussions on the extinction of plant and animal species; development of alternative energy sources and green technology initiatives; and the political economy of transatlantic regulatory cooperation.

Thanks to all of our sponsors: UC Berkeley's Center on Institutions and Governance, The College of Natural Resources, Barbro Osher, Honorary Consul General of Sweden, SM Interhuman Communications, The Scandinavian Department, The Church of Sweden, Collegium Cantorum and The EPA of Sweden.