In 2006 the ATBC launched an Asia-Pacific Chapter at the ATBC annual meeting in Kunming to help promote tropical biology and conservation in the region. There have been regional meetings every year since then, and we have now seen a successful decade of the Asia-Pacific Chapter of the ATBC. The chapter aims to mirror the diversity of the region, with country representatives from countries across the region as part of the regional board, and ensuring the relevance to and participation of researchers from across the region.
We represent the Northern limits of Asia-Pacific, a global diversity hotspot in addition to China's most diverse region!This year the ATBC-AP will focus on Biodiversity of the region, from understanding its evolution, to how to best conserve it under increasingly challenging conditions. The conference aims to stimulate discussion on thematic issues to regional conservation, and showcase the latest theories on the origin of the Asia-Pacific region's extraordinary diversity. We look forward to welcoming you to the Northern gateway to Asia-Pacific region, and look forward to learning from your perspectives.
1. Time and location
March 25-28 2017 at the Royal Waterlily Hotel of Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden (XTBG),Menglun Township, Mengla County, Xishuangbanna, southern Yunnan Province, China.
2. Theme and Sessions
General theme: The Past, Present, and Future of Asian Biodiversity
Session 1: Patterns and processes of Biodiversity
Session 2: Biogeography and evolution of Southeast Asian Biodiversity
Session 3: Addressing the threats to Southeast Asian Biodiversity
Session 4: Sustainable use and production of natural resources
Submission time: Abstract submission will open on the 1 December 2016 and run until the 15 January2017.
How to submit: All abstracts should be submitted online (http://atbcmeeting.csp.escience.cn/dct/page/65574). Please register prior to submitting an abstract (the option to submit an abstract will be made available upon registering) andcan either be submitted to a symposia directly or to an appropriate one of our four conference themes where they will be grouped with presentations in a similar theme to form symposia after abstract submission closes.
Who should submit abstracts: All abstracts will be accepted as either a poster or an oral presentation except in exceptional circumstances. Full reimbursements will be given to anyone who's abstract is not accepted.
Abstract demand: Abstracts should be prepared in English with a maximum of 300 words. Abstracts must not contain table, picture or diagrams. Abstracts should be thoroughly checked for spelling grammar.
* Please note, your registration will be confirmed only with your membership number. Members wanting to check their ATBC membership number please email Alice hughes (firstname.lastname@example.org).
It covers conference materials, reception, banquet, lunches, dinners, coffee breaks, local transportation. All payments for registration fees can be made on arrival at the registration desk and have to be made in cash.
Three different formats of training will be available during the conference.
Skills sessions (free): Cover career-building skills such as presentation and communication, and conservation in practice.
Mentoring (free):The mentoring aims to allow early career researchers to find a mentor who best matches the particular skills they need, and to work with them through the conference on areas which are of most value to them.
Extended Workshops: The final selection of workshops is not yet available, but a tentative list of workshops based on our workshops last year are listed below. There will be a small fee to cover venue and catering costs during extended workshops, although we will do our utmost to keep this to a minimum. More details please see in (http://atbcmeeting.csp.escience.cn/dct/page/70018).