[Taxacom] Xth Symposium of the International Organization of Plant Biosystematists

Beach, James H beach at ku.edu
Fri Jul 27 09:54:02 CDT 2007

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Dear Sir/Madam,

Following a really successful meeting of the International Organisation of Plant Biosystematists (IOPB, now interest group of the International Association for Plant Taxonomy) in Valencia in 2004 (www.jardibotanic.org/iopb.html) the next IOPB meeting in July 2008 will be held in the Vysoké Tatry Mts. in Slovakia. The meeting will be devoted to the Evolution of Plants in Mountainous and Alpine Habitats. We would like to cover a wide span of topics ranging from the traditional biosystematic studies to the application of the most advanced molecular techniques addressing evolutionary, phylogenetic, phylogeographic, ecological  and other questions. The idea is to present the results of studies of the mountain and alpine flora from different parts of the world. 
Following the symposium there will be a possibility to stay for few days in the Vysoké Tatry Mts. and visit some interesting localities of the mountain and alpine flora in the Tatry National Park.
The 2008 symposium in the Vysoké Tatry Mts. is organised by the Institute of Botany of the Slovak Academy of Sciences, Slovak National Taxonomic Facility, and the Department of Botany, Charles University in Prague in cooperation with the International Association for Plant Taxonomy and International Organisation of Plant Biosystematists.
We invite you to take part at this meeting, which will be an excellent opportunity to become aware of the most recent developments in the study of the high mountain flora, but also to see interesting examples of the Carpathian flora just few metres from the symposium venue. 
For further information and registration please visit the symposium web page www.guarant.cz/iopb2008 where you are also encouraged to show your preliminary interest by filling in the Interest  Form.
Gonzalo Nieto Feliner, IOPB President              Karol Marhold, IOPB President Elect
Symposium Secretariat 
GUARANT International                 
Ms. Jana Pekna
Opletalova 22
110 00 Prague 1                                           
Czech Republic
Tel.: +420 284 001 444                              
Fax: +420 284 001 448
E-mail: iopb2008 at guarant.cz 

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