ATBC-AP 2019 Conference - Bridging the elements of biodiversity conservation: Save, Study, Use | Sunday Observer

ATBC-AP 2019 Conference - Bridging the elements of biodiversity conservation: Save, Study, Use

The Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation (ATBC) founded in 1963, is the world’s largest and oldest academic society dedicated to the study and conservation of tropical ecosystems with over 65 countries partnering in its activities.

The Asia-Pacific Chapter of ATBC specifically assists in the conservation of biodiversity in the region by promoting scientific activities and providing training to address region-specific issues about conservation.

This year, Sri Lanka will be the host of the Asia-Pacific Chapter Conference (ATBC-AP 2019) scheduled for September 10-13, at MAS Athena, Thulhiriya.

The program will comprise the customary plenary talks, technical sessions and discussions. In addition, it will also include a diverse range of field and laboratory workshops led by local and international experts on the broad areas of saving, using and studying biodiversity. A majority of the workshops will be at the conference venue in Thulhiriya.

The program includes:

1. Introduction to Biogeography and Biogeographical Analysis

2. An Introduction to Molecular Phylogenetics and Its Applications

3. Spatial Analysis of Ecological Data in R

4. Identification of Non-lichenized Fungi and Mushrooms

5. Lichens in the Asia Pacific Region – Their Components, Diversity and Conservation 

6. Tell Your Story Right: DOs, Don’ts and (FREE) Tools in Science Communication for Researchers

7. Boot Camp on Ecological Data Analysis

8. Plastic Debris and Marine Fauna: Media, Education and Social Change in Coastal Communities

9. Economics of Ecosystem Services and Biodiversity: Valuing, Protecting, and Restoring Nature 

More info is available at http://atbcap2019.org/index.html. Please write to [email protected] for any clarifications.  

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