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International Symposium of Plant Diversity and Conservation in China
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Date: 23rd - 25th September, 2013
Place: Beijing, China
Along with the completion of the Flora of China project, the research and conservation upon Chinese plant diversity confront tremendous challenges and opportunities at the present time – the post-flora era. This symposium aims to provide an opportunity for plant taxonomists and systematists to review the progress, evaluate the current status, and look into the future of the field.

Theme and Topics
1) Plant diversity in China
2) Plant diversity Conservation
3) Plant taxonomy in the post-flora era 
22th September: Registration
23th September: Ceremony and invited presentation
24th-25th September: Post-symposium excursion
Confirmed Invited speakers
Stephen BLACKMORE (Royal Botanical Garden Edinburgh, UK)
David BOUFFORD (Harvard University, USA)
De-yuan HONG (Institute of Botany, CAS, China)
Hong-wen HUANG (South China Botanical Garden, CAS, China)
De-zhu LI (Kunming Institute of Botany, CAS, China)
Peter RAVEN (Missouri Botanical Garden, USA)
Hang SUN (Kunming Institute of Botany, CAS, China)
Xiao-quan WANG (Institute of Botany, CAS, China)
Jun WEN (Smithsonian Institution, USA)

Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Flora of China Editorial Committee
State Key Laboratory of Systematic and Evolutionary Botany, CAS

Xiao-lin Gong, e-mail: gongxl@ibcas.ac.cn
Min Feng, e-mail: fengmin@ibcas.ac.cn

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