SCIENTIFIC DETAILED PROGRAMME

Hereunder you will discover the scientific programme of the congress in detailed. Please note that this is a provisionnal programme, this planing will be modified. The last and final version will be available beginning of May. All modifications received in April may not be updated on this version.

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Please note that there are two coffee breaks: one in the morning (10.30 am) and one in the afternoon (4.00 pm). The lunch is taking place in the conference center every days at the cafetariat between 12.30 am and 1.45 pm. No coffee break on friday afternoon.

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MONDAY 26th JUNE 2017

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Welcome and presentation of CJBG (1029)

Loizeau, Dr Pierre-André

FEMME

Address from the Swiss Department of Environment

Pearson Perret, Mrs Sarah

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Opening remarks and welcome address

Smith, Dr Paul

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Welcome by the City of Geneva Vice Mayor

Kanaan, Mr Sami

Cristián Samper
Wildlife Conservation Society

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Presentation title – The future of plant conservation: linking to the U.N. 2030 Sustainable Development Goals

Cristián Samper joined WCS as President & Chief Executive Officer of WCS in August 2012. Prior to this appointment, he was Director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History (MNH). During his tenure he served as Acting Secretary of the Smithsonian (2007-2008). Before joining MNH as Director in 2003, Dr. Samper was deputy director & staff scientist at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama. From 1995-2001, he was the founder & first director of the Alexander von Humboldt Institute, the national biodiversity research institute for Colombia. For his contributions, he was awarded the National Medal of the Environment and the order of San Carlos by the president of Colombia. From 1999-2001, Dr. Samper was chair of the Subsidiary Body of Scientific, Technical & Technological Advice of the UN CBD where he helped develop a global strategy for plant conservation & launched the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment. He also served as Vice Chair of the IUCN Species Survival Commission, as a member of the Scientific & Technical Advisory Panel of the GEF and a member of the board of overseers at Harvard University. Dr. Samper earned his master’s degree (1989) & doctorate degree (1992) in Biology from Harvard University where he was awarded the Derek Bok Prize for excellence in teaching. Known for his work in the ecology of the Andean cloud forests, conservation biology & environmental policy, Dr. Samper is currently on the board of the Carnegie Institution for Science, CIAT and Science for Nature and People Partnerships (SNAPP). He is a member of the Council on Foreign Affairs; and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

PS1a

Symposium: Tools and resources available to support botanic gardens to carry out ecological restoration.
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Mueller, Dr Gregory
Vovides, Dr Andrew

Dreisilker, Mr Kurt
Merritt, Dr David
Neale, Dr Jennifer

PS1b

Workshop: The Consortium of European Taxonomic Facilities (CETAF) community approach to Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) in and across Europe.

Price, Dr Michelle

PS1c

Symposium: The future of the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation: building on success up to 2020 and beyond.
See all presentations in this session.

Wyse Jackson, Dr Peter
Sharrock, Ms Suzanne
Abu Taleb, Mr Tariq
Wichman, Mr. Chipper

PS1d

Symposium: Prevention is better than cure: providing an early warning system for new and emerging plant pests and diseases.
See all presentations in this session.

Barham, Ellie
Fraser, Mr Greg
Franic, Ms Iva
Ronse, Dr Anne
Hayden, Ms Katherine

PS1e

General theme: Education and Outreach
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Chen, Ms Debbie
Dugardin, Mrs Chantal

PS1f

General theme: Management challenges
See all presentations in this session.

Entwisle, Prof. Tim
Cole, Mr Chris
Hollingsworth, Prof. Peter
Willis, Mr Christopher

PS1g

General theme: Plant Conservation (Spicies)
See all presentations in this session.

Shetty, Dr Raviraja
Havens, Dr Kayri
Bavcon, Dr Jože
Favre, Mrs Emmanuelle

PS1h

General theme: Sciences for Society
See all presentations in this session.

Stanley, Ms. Rebecca
Ravnjak, Mrs Blanka
Wei, Dr Yu-Kun
Gökcek, Dr Banu

Christine E. Edwards
Conservation Geneticist at the Missouri Botanical Garden

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Presentation title – Better conservation through DNA: using conservation genetics to increase the effectiveness of plant conservation efforts

Christine Edwards is a Conservation Geneticist at the Missouri Botanical Garden, an honorary Adjunct Professor at Washington University in St. Louis and an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Dr. Edwards received a B.A. degree in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Spanish from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1999 and a Ph.D. in Botany from the University of Florida in 2007. She held a postodoctoral position in the Department of Botany at the University of Wyoming from 2008-2011. In 2011, she joined the Environmental Laboratory of the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center as a Research Biologist. Dr. Edwards moved to the Missouri Botanical Garden in 2013 and leads the Conservation Genetics Lab and associated research program. Dr. Edwards’ research focuses on using population and quantitative genetics approaches to help understand the ecology and evolutionary biology of endangered plant species.  Her research also involves using genetic data to aid in applied in-situ and ex-situ conservation efforts.

PS2a

Symposium: The future role of Botanic Gardens in the Middle East and SW Asia.
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Forrest, Alan
Knees, Dr Sabina
Çıngay, Mr Burçin
Patzelt, Dr Annette
Scanlon, Mr Andrew

PS2b

Symposium: Plant conservation and society through the lens of the Darwin Initiative.
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Martin, Gary
Blackmore, Dr Stephen
Ulian, Dr Tiziana
Watson, Dr Mark
Rankou, Dr Hassan

PS2c

Symposium: The future of the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation: building on success up to 2020 and beyond.
See all presentations in this session.

Wyse Jackson, Dr Peter
Risna, Ms Rosniati
Kim, Dr Insik
Lin, Mr Huan-Yu
Ullah, Dr Asad

PS2d

Symposium: Harnessing botanic garden collections and skills to restore degraded ecosystems.
See all presentations in this session.

Shaw, Ms Kirsty
Godefroid, Dr Sandrine
Ensslin, Mr Andreas
Ren, Prof. Hai

PS2e

General theme: Education and Outreach
See all presentations in this session.

Yılmaz, Ms Mine
Katia, Mrs Astafieff
Burkart, Dr Michael
Wang, Mr Ximin

PS2f

General theme: Management challenges
See all presentations in this session.

Smith, Dr Paul
Sucher, Mrs Rebecca
Elder, Ms Hilary
Jipu, Shi

PS2g

General theme: Plant conservation
See all presentations in this session.

Felber, Dr François
Smirnov, Dr Igor
Wiland-Szymańska, Prof. Justyna
Allenstein, Ms Pamela

PS2h

Round table: Advancing the ‘Exceptional Plant Conservation Network’: addressing challenges, making connections and taking action for species that cannot be conserved through conventional seed bank approaches.

Linsky Dr, Jean

PS3a

Symposium: The future role of Botanic Gardens in the Middle East and SW Asia.
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Forrest, Alan
Talhouk, Prof. Salma
Güner, Prof. Adil
Al Issaey, Ms Ghudaina

PS3b

Symposium: Plant conservation and society through the lens of the Darwin Initiative.
See all presentations in this session.

Martin, Gary
Wilkin, Dr Paul
Bone, Dr Ruth
Sharrock, Ms Suzanne

PS3c

Symposium: Conservation of Useful Plants and Traditional Knowledge: the diversity of botanic garden actions and future roles.
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Wyse Jackson, Dr Peter
Bakker, Mr Bartjan
Onyango, Prof. John C.
Dunn, Dr Christopher
Tesfaye, Mr Awas

PS3d

Symposium: Harnessing botanic garden collections and skills to restore degraded ecosystems.
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Harvey-Brown, Ms Yvette
Fischer, Dr Gunter
Aronson, Dr James
Schuler, Ms Jessica
Galbraith, Dr David

PS3e

General theme: Education and Outreach
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Spirina, Dr Ulyana
Costello Riba, Mr Carol
Naumtcev, Dr Yuri
Keßler, Dr Paul J.A.

PS3f

General theme: Management challenges
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Weber, Dr Ewald
Havinga, Mr Reinout
Aydınkal, Mr Rasim Murat
Freyre, Mr Nicolas

PS3g

General theme: Plant conservation
See all presentations in this session.

Mueller, Dr Gregory
Liu, Mrs Yanling
Martin, Dr Pascal
Qinwen, Dr Lin

PS3h

Side event: Assembée générale Hortus Botanicus Helveticus.

Enz, Mr Peter

TUESDAY 27th JUNE 2017

Jeannine Cavender-Bares
University of  Minnesota

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Presentation theme

Jeannine Cavender-Bares is a Professor at the University of Minnesota in Ecology, Evolution and Behavior and a Fellow at the Institute on Environment. She studies plant function and biodiversity, including its origins, maintenance and consequences and seeks to conserve and restore the Earth’s biodiversity. Cavender-Bares is broadly interested in how functional traits of plants link evolutionary history to current ecological processes. Much of her team’s work combines phylogenetic and quantitative genetic approaches with studies of plant physiological function to understand community assembly and the forces underlying shifts in stress tolerance among closely related species or among populations of the same species. Currently, she is leading an NSF and NASA funded Dimensions of Biodiversity project using remote sensing tools to remotely sense biodiversity, tree health and ecosystem processes. She received degrees from Cornell (B.A.), Yale (M.E.S.) and Harvard (Ph.D.) and conducted post docs at the Smithsonian and the Centre National de la Recherche Scientific in Montpellier, France. She is a 2011 Fulbright Scholar to Mexico, a 2015 Leopold Environmental Leadership Fellow, an editor for Ecology and on the advisory board for New Phytologist. She serves on scientific steering committees for bioDISCOVERY at the University of Zürich, the Center for Tree Science at the Morton Arboretum, and is involved in the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services Americas regional assessment. She has published over 100 scientific articles.

PS4a

Round table: Living collections, biorepositories, and plant genomic preservation: A roundtable discussion with GGI-Gardens

Gostel, Mr Morgan

PS4b

Workshop: News about IPEN (the International Plant Exchange Network): Changes and needs to cope with the Nagoya Protocol of the Convention on Biological Diversity.

Kiehn, Dr Michael

PS4c

Symposium: World Flora Online.
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Miller, Mr Chuck
Watson, Dr Mark
Loizeau, Mr Pierre-André
Chatelain, Dr Cyrille

PS4d

Symposium: Tools to support tree conservation: Prioritising and protecting the world’s threatened trees.
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Shaw, Ms Kirsty
Westwood, Dr Murphy
Beech,  Ms Emily
Schatz, Dr George

PS4e

General theme: Education and Outreach
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Thompson, Ms Pamela
Pénzesné Kónya, Dr Erika
Zealley, Ms Annette
Derewnicka, Ms Liliana

PS4f

Workshop: Introduction to IrisBG: Advanced Collection Management Made Easy

Ostgaard, Mr Havard

PS4g

General theme: Plant Conservation
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Kang, Dr Ho Sang
Fort, Ms Noémie
Kozlowski, Prof. Gregor
Nkwanga, Mr David

PS4h

General theme: Plant conservation
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WU, Mr Jinqing
Ge, Mr Bin-Jie
Ma, Mr Jinshuang
Wang, Mr Yuan

Chairman of the plenary
Paul Smith, Secretary General of BGCI

Marie Haga
Executive Director at Global Crop Diversity Trust

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Presentation title: Building the Foundation of Food Security

Marie Haga joined the Global Crop Diversity Trust as Executive Director in March 2013. She had previously been member and Deputy Chair of the Global Crop Diversity Trust Executive Board. Ms. Haga has a background from Foreign Service as a career diplomat, from politics and private sector. She has held various positions in the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affaires including to the Norwegian Mission to the United Nations in New York and the Embassy in New Delhi. She was politically appointed and held the position as State Secretary/Deputy Minister in the Ministry of Foreign Affaires 1997-1999. Ms. Haga has wide experience from politics and served as a Member of Parliament in Norway from 2001-2009. She was political advisor to the Minister for Development cooperation from 1997-1998. She was Chairperson of the Centre Party from 2003- 2008. Ms. Haga has held three Ministerial positions: Minister of Cultural Affairs (1999-2000), Minister of Local Government and Regional Development (2005-2007) and Minister of Petroleum and Energy (2007-2008). Marie Haga has held the position as Director for Renewable Energy in the Federation of Norwegian Industries (2009-2011) and as Secretary General of the Norwegian Air Ambulance (2011-2013) – the biggest voluntary organization in Norway. Ms. Haga has been on several boards, including as Chair of the Governing Board of the Norwegian Institute for Nature Research (NINA) (2009-2013) and Chair of the Governing Board of the Industrial Development Corporation of Norway (2010-2013). She currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Regional Environmental Center (REC). Ms. Haga is also elected chairperson of the PRIO Board for the period 2016-2018. Marie Haga has also published three books – one novel and two on Norwegian politics.

PS5a

Symposium: Trees, botanic gardens and the big environmental issues.
See all presentations in this session.

Smith, Dr Paul
Price, Ms Victoria
Chanyenga, Dr Tembo
Nicholson, Dr Mark
Wen, Mrs Xiangying

PS5b

Symposium: Leveraging botanic gardens to improve food security: Current and future trends in crop wild relatives.
See all presentations in this session.

Novy, Mr Ari
Krishnan, Dr Sarada
Dempewolf, Dr Hannes
Barblishvili, Dr Tinatin

PS5c

Symposium: The importance and application of genetics in conservation of tree species.
See all presentations in this session.

Westwood, Dr. Murphy
Hoban, Dr Sean
Griffith, Dr Patrick
Veltjen, Mrs Emily
Deng, Dr Min

PS5d

Symposium: National, regional and global partnerships – botanic gardens banking seed towards Target 8 of the GSP.
See all presentations in this session.

O’Donnell, Ms Katherine
Kiehn, Dr Michael
Jeong, Dr Mijin
Van Der Walt, Mrs Karin

PS5e

General theme: Education and Outreach
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Ek, Dr Renske
Mulhauser, Mr Blaise
Kasemets, Ms Marit
Cook, Dr Alexandra

PS5f

Workshop: Fostering ex situ conservation and plant reintroductions by botanic gardens

Ensslin, Mr Andreas

PS5g

General theme: Plant conservation
See all presentations in this session.

De Vere, Dr Natasha
Yu , Dr Daoping
Fazan, L.
Velayudhan, Mr Sivan

PS5h

General theme: Science for society
See all presentations in this session.

Arx, Bertrand von
Price, Dr Michelle
Przybylski, Mr Jason
Castro, Dr Sílvia

PS6a

Round table: Cross-discipline collaborations for tree conservation – How can botanic gardens and other sectors collaborate and capitalise on each other’s expertise?
See all presentations in this session.

Cavender, Dr Nicole
Dzulkifli, Dr Dzaeman
Gratzfeld, Mr Joachim

PS6b

Round table: Science café’s: sharing best practices

Jelles, Mrs Hanneke

PS6c

Round table: Global Tree Assessment Round Table.

Rivers, Mr Malin

PS6d

Symposium: National, regional and global partnerships – botanic gardens banking seed towards Target 8 of the GSP.
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O’Donnell, Ms Katherine
Breman, Dr Elinor
Zippel, Dr Elke
Lambelet, Dr Catherine
Wrigley, Mr Damien
Rivière, Mr Stéphane

PS6e

General theme: Education and Outreach
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Jurkonis, Dr Nerijus
Naciri, Dr Yamama
Bar-Yoseph, Ms Adi
Lewis, Dr Carl

PS6f

Workshop: Fostering ex situ conservation and plant reintroductions by botanic gardens

Ensslin, Mr Andreas

PS6g

General theme: Plant conservation
See all presentations in this session.

Boom, Dr Brian
Keir, Mr Matthew
Taylor, Dr Matt
Sharma, Dr Jyoti

PS6h

General theme: Science for society
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Aronson, Dr James
Pasipanodya, Mrs Annah
Magin, Dr Georgina
Kumar, Mr Anil

WEDNEDAY 28th JUNE 2017

8.00 am – 6.00 pm: One day excursion: We kindly invite you to register to the excursion you would like to participate in. Discover all the excursions by clicking here.

Side Events | 10.00 am – 12.00 am

Side events: Conseil de la fondation Franklina

Loizeau, Dr Pierre-André

THURSDAY 29th JUNE 2017

Chairman of the plenary
Jean Franczyk, Chicago Botanical Gardens

Bernard Baertschi
History, Humanities  Ethics Institute, University of Geneva

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Dignity of plants

After studying at the University of Fribourg (Switzerland), Bernard Baertschi obtained his PhD in Philosophy from the University of Geneva. His thesis, devoted to the thinking of Maine de Biran, was awarded the Rivier Prize of the University of Lausanne (1981). Later, he was a member of the CNRS (Paris) from 1980 to 1996, and of the publishing committee of the Œuvres de Maine de Biran (Paris, Vrin). He continued his research on French philosophy in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth centuries, but at the same time was interested in fundamental ethics and in the relations between philosophy and medicine, and in particular bioethics. He taught these subjects at the l’Institut Éthique Histoire Humanités (formerly Institute of Biomedical Ethics) and at the Department of Philosophy of the University of Geneva until 2014. He was president of the Swiss Philosophy Society and a member of the Swiss Philosophy Society from 1983 to 1997, and editor of the Studia philosophica from 1994 to 2005. In the spring of 2004 he held the Chair of Ethics of the University of Grenoble. He sat on various ethics committees, including the Federal Ethics Committee for Biotechnology in the Non-Human Domain (CENH, Switzerland) between 2002 and 2014, and the Inserm Ethics Committee (CIS, France) since 2013. As a member of the CENH, he participated in the drafting of various position papers, including Genetic Engineering in Food (2003), The Dignity of Creatures in the Plant Kingdom (2008), Synthetic Biology (2010) and New Plant Breeding Techniques (2016).

Keynote speaker to be confirmed

Oral presentations to be confirmed

Franczyk, Mr Jean

PS7a

Symposium: Creative Approaches in Public Engagement.
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Derewnicka, Ms Liliana
Bellet Serrano, Mrs María
Thompson, Ms Pamela
Edwards, Dr Ian
Fotakis, Dr Dimitris
Jelles, Mrs Hanneke

PS7b

Symposium: When Less Bad is Not Good Enough Anymore: Lessons and Leading for a Regenerative World.
See all presentations in this session.

Piacentini, Mr Richard
Beck, Ms Sarah
Maunder, Dr Mike
Stanley, Ms Rebecca

PS7c

Symposium: Promoting the use of plant resources in research and development through raising awareness and building capacity in Access and Benefit Sharing.
See all presentations in this session.

Sharrock, Ms Suzanne
Sánchez Martínez, Mr Emiliano
Davis, Ms Kate
Löhne, Mrs Conny
Ayenew, Mr Ashenafi

PS7d

General theme: Communicating via landscaping
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Romanova, Mrs Evgeniia
Ursem, Mr Bob
Reynders, Dr Marc
Sanz Sánchez, Ms María

PS7e

General theme: Education and Outreach
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D´Amato, Mrs Gina
Richards, Ms Bronwen
Ronchi, Dr Angela
Al Mahrouqi, Mrs Salha

PS7f

Round table: Collaboration for sustaining Botanic Gardens in the intertropical Zone.

Rana, Dr Anshuman

PS7g

General theme: Plant Conservation
See all presentations in this session.

Randin, Dr Christophe
Gouveia, Dr Antonio
Martin, Dr Pascal
Zhu, Dr Renbin

PS7h

General theme: Science for society
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Richard, Dr Philippe
Blanchflower, Mr Paul
Casimiro, Mr Pedro
Lambelet, Dr Catherine

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Presentation title: Environmental education in botanical gardens: a child’s play?

Jin Chen received a bachelor degree on horticulture from Nanjing Agricultural University (1986) and a doctor degree on botany from Kunming Institute of Botany of Chinese Academy of Sciences (2003). His research interests include the ecology and evolution of plant-animal interaction, environmental education, conservation biology, with about 70 papers published in international journals. Jin Chen is appointed as the director of Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden of Chinese Academy of Sciences since 2005, President of the Chinese Union of Botanical Gardens (CUBG) since CUBG’s establishment in 2013 now with 96 member gardens. He ever served as the first President of the Asia-Pacific Chapter of Association of Tropical Biology and Conservation (ATBC)(2006-2008), Councilor of ATBC (2005-2007), associated editor of several journals such as Proceedings B. He was honored as one of the “Top 10 National Outstanding Science & Technology Workers” by the China Association for Science & Technology in 2010.

Chen, Prof. Chin

PS8a

Round table: Communities for Conservation: Engaging the public to achieve impactful conservation goals.

Downing,  Dr Jeffrey

PS8b

Workshop: Botalista Software Presentation
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Palese, Mr Raoul
Bray, Mr Laurent
Vivent, Mr Dominique
Randin, Mr Christophe

PS8c

Workshop: Share & grow. What can enhance cooperation between gardens?

Ek, Dr Renske

PS8d

General theme: Communicating via landscaping
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Perrocheau, Mr Romaric
Russell, Mr Chris
Kavak, Mr Salih
Bauters, Mr Kenneth

PS8e

General theme: Education and Outreach
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Iakupbaeva, Ms Zukhra
Turvil, Mr Philip
Redwan, Mr Zaher
Cubey, Mr Robert

PS8f

Symposium en français / Symposium in french
Voir toutes les présentations sous cette session.

Roguet, Mr Didier
Delmas, Mrs Maïté
Spichiger, Mr Rodolphe
Katia, Mrs Astafieff

PS8g

General theme: Plant Conservation
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Romero-Saltos, Dr Hugo
Rahman, Prof. Md. Mustafizur
Rodriguez-Acosta, Dr Maricela
Costa, Dr Maria

PS8h

General theme: Science for society
See all presentations in this session.

Nusbaumer, Dr Louis
Fotakis, Dr Dimitris
Tung, Dr Gene-Sheng
Kool, Dr Anneleen

PS9a

Round table: The North American Plant Conservation Initiative: Progress and path forward as we work together to leverage all gardens as partners in conservation.
See all presentaitons in this session.

Sclar, Mr Casey
Sánchez Martínez, Mr Emiliano

PS9b

Workshop: Botalista Software Presentation.
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Palese, Mr Raoul
Eggenberg, Mr Stefan

PS9c

Workshop: Share & grow. What can enhance cooperation between gardens?

Ek, Dr Renske

PS9d

General theme: Communicating via landscaping
See all presentations in this session.

Nakhutsrishvili, Mr Georges
Bellefroid, Mrs Elke
Brockington, Dr Samuel
Lanata, Ms Francesca

PS9e

Round table: Engaging policy makers and stakeholders on the issue of food security – The Big Picnic Project

Miller, Ms Helen

PS9f

Symposium en français / Symposium in french
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Roguet, Mr Didier
Lavabre-Bertrand, Prof. Thierry
Magnin-Gonze, Mrs Joëlle
Perrin, Mrs Julie

PS9g

General theme: Plant Conservation
See all presentations in this session.

Corlett, Prof. Richard
Mounce, Dr Ross
Bjureke, Mrs Kristina
Wyatt, Mr Andrew

PS9h

General theme: Science for society
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Hu, Dr Yonghong
Gratani, Ms Loretta
Leng, Ms Hanbing
Benavides Duque, Dr Ana Maria

Side Events | 8.00 am – 6.00 pm

Side events: EBHL

Boillat, Mr Pierre

Side Events | 2.00 pm – 6.00 pm

Side events: Ensconet

Lambelet, Dr Catherine

FRIDAY 30th JUNE 2017

Chairman of the plenary
Tim Entwisle, Royal Botanic Gardens

Martin Beniston
Professor of Climate Science and Head of the Institute of Environmental Sciences at the University of Geneva.

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Presentation: Climatic change and the implication for biodiversity conservation in general and botanic gardens in particular.

Martin Beniston has studied atmospheric and climate physics in England (BSc and MSc), France (PhD) and at ETH-Zurich (Habilitation degree). He has worked in research Institutions in Australia, France, Canada, Germany and Switzerland, including ETH-Zurich.He was from 1992-1997 a vice-chair of one of the climate-impacts working groups of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC, co-recipient of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize) as well as part-time senior scientist in climate research at ETH-Zurich. He was appointed full professor and head of the Institute of Geography at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland, from 1996-2006. In 2006 he was appointed full professor at the University of Geneva and Director of its Institute for Environmental Sciences. From 2008-2014 he coordinated a major European project on climate and water (www.acqwa.ch). He was also the initiator and scientific leader of the 2013 “Planet Solar Deep Water” expedition in the North Atlantic, using “Planet Solar”, the world’s largest solar-powered ship that was designed in Switzerland.
He has close to 190 publications in the international literature, and is editor or associate editor of several journals and book series with international publishers. In 2000, he was elected to the Academia Europea, the European Academy of Science.

FEMME

Presentation of the next BGCI Education meeting

Jedrzejewska, Ms Krystina

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Au revoir

Loizeau, Dr Pierre- André

HOMME

What we, as the BG community, need to do to a) ensure that the GSPC is a successful as possible by 2020 and b) how we might anticipate it evolving post-2020.

Wyse Jackson, Dr Peter

HOMME

BGCI’s mission and priorities.

Blackmore, Mr Stephen

HOMME

GSPC as a framework for driving plant conservation action.

Wichman, Mr Chipper

Side Events | 8.00 am – 6.00 pm

Side events: Linnaeus Link Partners Meeting.

Boillat, Mr Pierre