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ATBC Asia-Pacific Chapter Meeting 2017
Author: Cui Qinglan; Wang Sidi; Chen Jiyue
Update time: 2017-02-05
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The Past, Present, and Future of Asian Biodiversity: XTBG, China

March 25-28 2017

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 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. The conference will focus on four main themes, which will run in parallel throughout the conference, and will each be represented by a keynote presentation

a). Patterns and processes of Biodiversity

b). Biogeography and evolution of Southeast Asian Biodiversity                     

c). Addressing the threats to Southeast Asian Biodiversity

d). Sustainable use and production of natural resources

The conference also aims to nurture the next generation of talent, through mentoring, workshops and skill sessions and will also aim to facilitate the attendance of early career researchers from across the region.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Northern gateway to Asia-Pacific region, and look forward to learning from your perspectives.

The content of meeting will include three part: Keynote Speakers, Oral and C.Poster Session. More details please see in attachment.

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