Annual work conference 2017 of the botanical gardens work committee of Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) was held in Shanghai Chenshan Botanical Garden on December 5-7. An academic forum was concurrently held. Prof. Chen Jin, Prof. Hu Huabin, together with directors or vice directors of other 12 CAS botanical gardens, attended the meeting.
Prof. Hu Huabin, secretary general of the CAS Botanical Gardens Work Committee, made work report 2017 of the committee. Directors of the 13 member gardens respectively made work summary over the past year.
Summing up the meeting, Prof. Chen Jin, chairman of CAS Botanical Gardens Work Committee and director of XTBG, emphasized the important role of botanical gardens in open system of national botanical gardens and deployment of strategic plant resources.
21 researchers from 13 botanical gardens presented their research progress at the academic forum, concerning phylogenetic development, molecular biology, plant biodiversity conservation and sustainable use, etc.
Dr. Xing Yaowu and Dr. Wu Junen of XTBG made presentations. Their presentations were about forming mechanism of plant diversity in Hengduan Mountains, and species competition in rubber-based agroforestry systems respectively.
Participants pose a photo
Participants discuss work report 2017 and plan for 2018
Prof. Chen Jin confers certificate to first prize winner of presentations
Dr. Xing Yaowu presents his research
Dr. Wu Junen presents his research
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