World Heritage and Carl von Linné in focus

"The Rise of Systematic Biology"

The World Heritage nomination ”The Rise of Systematic Biology” is supposed to consist of botanical gardens and excursion areas that were important when the science, today called "Systematic Biology" developed in the 1700s.

“The Rise of Systematic Biology” is a proposed international a series of cultural landscapes with world heritage nominations, a World Heritage List of sites that carry a heritage from the early development of the science systematic biology. The authenticity is present not only in garden structures, buildings and other remains related to the scientific activity in the 18th century, but also in remaining individuals and populations.

In order to found a global science system, a network of scientists who studied organisms from all around the world. Each place cannot by itself illustrate systematic biology history but it can contribute to complete the picture and the series as a whole has a globally unique value.

  • Sweden was a scientific power house during the 1700s, first of all through Carl von Linneaus. During that time, the university garden, "the Linnaeus' Garden", with "the Linnaeus' museum", was Linnaeus' private farm and summer home in Hammarby and was the official base of the scientific work. 
  • Herbationes Upsalienses is the excursion area around Uppsala where Linnaeus' demonstrated flora, fauna and minerals for his students.
Jardin des Plantes in ParisChelsea Physic Garden in LondonHortus Botanicus in Leiden,Botany Bay outside SydneyTable Mountain outside Cape Town in South Africa, Nagasaki and Hakone in Japan.