2001 - The ScNat mandated a working group, the "Task Force Systematik" to report on the state of Systematics in Switzerland.
2004 - The creation of a specialized scientific society was included among the proposals of the working group to strengthen this area in the country.
- First discussion between Daniel Burckhardt, Philippe Clerc and Jean Mariaux on the format and objectives of the society.
- A survey among professionals working in Switzerland confirmed the interest for this project.
2005 - Creation of the SSS by Daniel Burckhardt, Philippe Clerc and Jean Mariaux, along with Winand Brickmann and Hannes Baur.
- Pretty soon the SSS reaches over 100 members. This number has been stable since then.
2007 - The SSS becomes a member of the ScNat
2008 - First Participation to the Biology meeting in Lausanne
- First SSS Day in Bern
2010 - First SSS Day with a specialized workshop
The future of systematics in Switzerland:
systematics as a key discipline in biology
J Zool Syst Evol Res. 2007
L'avenir de la systématique en Suisse:
une discipline biologique fondamentale