[Taxacom] Conservation Conference at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Rhian Smith Rhian.Smith at kew.org
Wed Mar 11 05:11:49 CDT 2009

Call for Papers
The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew is hosting a celebratory scientific conference from October 12th-16th 2009, to mark the occasion of its 250th Anniversary. The programme will include three days of scientific sessions in the Jodrell laboratory, showcasing Kew's conservation research and inviting leading international research scientists to present papers in six sessions entitled:

*         Plant conservation: policies and politics
*         Plant conservation: management and restoration
*         Plant conservation and human cultures
*         Plant conservation and agriculture
*         Frontiers of plant conservation technology
*         Plant conservation: what can we afford to lose?

Keynote speakers include Dr Peter Raven, Dr Judy West, Professor Hongwen Huang, Professor Michael E Kane, Dr Saw Leng Guan, Professor Richard Hobbs, Ms Sara Oldfield, the current Director of Kew Professor Stephen Hopper and previous Directors Professor Sir Peter Crane and Professor Sir Ghillean Prance.

We now invite interested parties to submit abstracts for posters and oral presentations, to be considered for inclusion in this exciting conference. Participating authors are also invited to contribute to a special issue of Kew Bulletin, subject to standard scientific review.

Abstracts should be no longer than 250 words, excluding the title, and the deadline for abstract submission is April 9th, 2009. Details of online abstract submission and registration, and general information about the conference, can be found at:


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