Nico's professional activities

Sarawak, collecting ant plants

Asia: Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Borneo (Sabah, Sarawak, Kalimantan), Java

South America: British Guyana, Venezuela

Europe: Greece, Italy, France


  • Plant Geography BOT4621 - Fall 2008, 2012, 2014.
  • Phylogenetic Systematics Seminar BOT6935 - Fall 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014.
  • Evolutionary Biogeography PCB6675C, BOT6935 & ZOO6927 - Spring 2011, Spring 2014.
  • Principles of Systematic Biology BOT6726C & ZOO6927 - Spring 2008, 2010, 2013, 2015.
  • Biological Nomenclature BOT6935 - Spring 2012, Fall 2015.


2010-2014 Member, Graduate Admission Committee, Department of Biology
2009-2012 Member, Faculty Senate, University of Florida

2012-           Member, University Teaching Committee, FLMNH
2010-2012   Chair, Informatics Committee, FLMNH
2007-2010   Member, Informatics Committee, FLMNH

2008- Co-Convener (with Hilmar Lapp, NESCent), Phylogenetics Standards Interest GroupTDWG

2010-2013   President-elect, President, Past President, ISPN
2007-           Chair, Name Registration Committee, ISPN
2004-           Member, Name Registration Committee, ISPN
2004-2010   Treasurer, ISPN

2014-   Member, BSA Graduate Research Award Committee
2013-   Member, rOpenSci Advisory Board
2012-   Member, International Committee on Bionomenclature (ICB)
2011-   Member, CBOL Database Working Group

2013    Chair, Program Committee iEvoBio
2012    Member, Program Committee iEvoBio
2011    Member, Program Committee TDWG


American Society of Plant Taxonomists
International Association of Plant Taxonomy
Society of Systematic Biologists
Botanical Society of America
International Society for Phylogenetic Nomenclature
TDWG (Biodiversity Informatics Standards)
International Biogeography Society