Original Scientific Programme

Sunday 13 June
All day Guided tours of the National Botanic Gardens
All day Registraion
13.00 - 17.00 Pre-congress workshops
19.30 - 21.00 Welcome reception

Monday 14 June
08.00 - 09.00 Registration
 09.00 - 09.15 Welcome Chair, Board of Directors, BGCI; Secretary General, BGCI; Director, National Botanic Gardens, Ireland
09.15 - 09.45 Plenary 1 Ahmed Djoghlaf, Executive Secretary, Convention on Biological Diversity. The Convention on Biological Diversity in the International Year of Biodiversity
09.45 - 10.00 Coffee break
10.00-12.00  Parallel session 1 Theme 1: The Global Strategy for Plant Conservation - 2010 and beyond Theme 1: The Global Strategy for Plant Conservation - 2010 and beyond Theme 2: Addressing the threat from invasive aliens, pests and diseases Theme 3: Building sustainable botanic gardens Theme 4: Frontiers of science and conservation biology research in botanic gardens
Workshop Target 1 of the GSPC - Experiences and experiments. Convened by: Alan Paton & Eimear Nic Lughadha, Royal Botanic Gardens , Kew. UK The Global Trees Campaign. Convened by: BGCI and Fauna and Flora International (FFI) Developing an international sentinel plant network to facilitate early detection and rapid response to invasive pests. Convened by: Andrea Kramer, BGCI (US) Examples and case studies from botanic gardens around the world (Session 1). The use of molecular and in vitro techniques in plant conservation.
Location Classroom 1 Classroom 2 Seminar Room Auditorium Plenary hall
Speakers Christina Flann, Wageningen University, Netherlands: Compiling the Global Compositae Checklist in the age of biodiversity informatics Georgina Magin, Fauna & Flora International, UK: Progress with the Global Trees Campaign Mike Buffin, National Trust, UK:  An assessment of the National Trust’s approach to protecting its gardens and plant collection from the threat of major pest and disease outbreaks Jeri Deneen, Deneen Powell Atelier, USA: Water conservation and sustainable education gardens Mark Chase, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, UK: Epigenetic variation retains evolutionary signals in allotetraploid species of Dactylorhiza(Orchidaceae)
Rafaela Campostrini Forzza, Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: Preparation of a list of Brazilian plant and fungal species: methods and results Douglas Gibbs, BGCI: Prioritising threatened tree conservation Kerry Britton, USDA Forest Service: Informing pest prevention efforts through Sentinel Plant Monitoring Richard V. Piacentini, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, USA: Greening a greenhouse to green the world: the value of environmental stewardship Valerie C. Pence, Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, USA: Phytotissue banking - meeting the challenge of ex situ conservation for species without bankable seeds
Bob Allkin, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, UK: The significance of completing GSPC Target 1 Xiangying Wen, BGCI, China: Safeguarding China's botanical heritage - BGCI’s integrated conservation programme in China Matthew Jebb, National Botanic Gardens of Ireland: Sharing information, and policy, on potentially invasive alien plants in botanic gardens Dawn Sanders, Gardens For Learning, UK: Building sustainable botanic gardens: beyond architecture Jerzy Puchalski, Polish Academy of Sciences: Molecular studies on ex-situ conservation of rare and endangered Polish plants
Chuck Miller, Missouri Botanical Garden, USA: Using heuristic methods to complete GSPC Target 1 by 2010 Larry Stritch, United States Forest Service: Saving Endangered trees on the US Forest Service Land Andrea Kramer, BGCI (US): Next steps in developing an International Sentinel Plant Network Philippe Richard, Jardin botanique de Bordeaux, France: A big change for botanic gardens in Europe: going from the 19th to the 21st century Colin Kelleher, National Botanic Gardens of Ireland: Use of molecular markers in establishing ex situ collections of plants
Laurent Gautier, Conservatoire et Jardin Botaniques, Geneva: Database of African plants Marion Mackay, Massey University, New Zealand:  Meeting Target 8: Rhododendron subgenus vireya in New Zealand as an example of ex situ conservation Annette Patzelt, Oman Botanic Garden: The Oman Botanic Garden - Design, construction and living collection development of unique desert habitats Haider Abbas University of Karachi, Pakistan: Ex situ conservation of endangered flora using tissue culture technology
Sebsebe Demissew, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia: The Ethiopian Flora Project: Lessons Learned Dhanya Chemboli Sreenvasan, M S Swaminathan Research Foundation, India: Recovery of endangered tree species for large scale restoration in Western Ghats of India Kevin Frediani, Paignton Zoo, UK: High density vertical growing as a public exhibit at Paignton Zoo Karin van de Walt, South African National Biodiversity Institute: The population biology and ecology of the critically endangered succulent - Adenium Swazicum - the role of Lowveld National Botanical Garden's threatened plants programme
M.A.A.B. Dilhan, The Open University of Sri Lanka: Building sustainable botanic gardens: a simple silvicultural method adopted to haven certain wood trees into productive arboretum in the dry zone of Sri Lanka
12.00 - 12.45 Official Opening by An Taoiseach, Mr Brian Cowan TD, Government of Ireland
12.45 - 14.00 Lunch and posters
14.00 - 14.30 Plenary 2 Sara Oldfield, Secretary General, BGCI. Plant conservation, botanic gardens and the International Agenda
14.30 - 15.00 Plenary 3 Stephen D. Hopper and Bruce M. Pavlik, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Globalising restoration – A role for botanic gardens
15.30 - 17.30  Parallel session 2 Theme 1: The Global Strategy for Plant Conservation - 2010 and beyond Theme 1: The Global Strategy for Plant Conservation - 2010 and beyond Theme 2: Addressing the threat from invasive aliens, pests and diseases Theme 3: Building sustainable botanic gardens Theme 4: Frontiers of science and conservation biology research in botanic gardens
Workshop Botanic gardens and the implementation of the GSPC (session 1). Cycad Collections in Botanic Gardens: challenges and opportunities. Convened by: Andrew P. Vovides, Instituto de Ecología, Mexico Introduction of the Emerald Ash Borer in North America. Convened by: Frank W. Telewski, Michigan State University and Peter Raven, Missouri Botanical Garden Examples and case studies from botanic gardens around the world (session 2). The role of botanic gardens in global restoration. Convened by: Kingsley Dixon, Kings Park and Botanic Garden, Australia
Location Plenary Hall Classrom 1 Seminar Room Classroom 2 Auditorium
Speakers Michael Kiehn, University of Vienna, Austrai: Botanic Gardens and the implementation of the GSPC in Austria Andrew Vovides, Instituto de Ecología, Mexico: Cycad collections in botanic gardens: challenges and opportunities Frank W. Telewski, Michigan State University, USA: The Introduction of Emerald Ash Borer in North America, a case study of invasive species epidemiology and conservation of the host species. Christopher K. Willis, South African National Biodiversity Institute: On the rocky road towards sustainability: aspiring towards the Kirstenbosch model Kingsley Dixon, Kings Park and Botanic Garden, Australia: The role of botanic gardens in global restoration
Gustavo Martinelli, Rio de Janeiro Botanic Garden, Brazil: Brazilian National Centre on Flora Conservation: the efforts of Rio de Janeiro Botanic Garden in implementing the GSPC targets at national level: some results Dennis Stevenson, New York Botanical Garden, USA: Applying the past 30 years of cycad research to conservation Deborah McCullough, Michigan State University, USA: Emerald Ash Borer in the North America: will we kiss our Ash goodbye? Susanna Lehvävirta, Botanic Garden of the University of Helsinki, Finland: High customer satisfaction with low resource allocation in a small garden Deanna Rokich, Kings Park and Botanic Garden, Australia: A 'natural' living collection within a botanic garden helps advance ecological restoration research 
Yuri Gorbunov, Main Botanic Gardens of Russian Academy of Sciences: Russian botanical gardens and GSPC Karin van der Walt, South African National Biodiversity Institute: Ex Situ conservation - the critical difference between extinction and survival of Encephalartos species Mark Widrichner, US Department of Agriculture:  Building a Comprehensive Collection of Ash Germplasm Lucy A. Sutherland, Australian National Botanic Gardens: Revealing the 'warts' to build a sustainable Australian National Botanic Garden Carly Cowell, South African National Biodiversity Institute: Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden-At the forefront of South Africa's ecological restoration efforts
Adil Guner, Nezahat Gökyigit Botanik Bahcesi, Turkey: Nezahat Gökyiğit Botanik Bahçesi: developing ex situ conservation programmes for threatened plants of Turkey Nan Li, Shenzhen Fairy Lake Botanical Garden, China: Progress in cycad conservation and researches at the China National Cycad Conservation Centre Andrew Gapinski, Longwood Gardens, USA: Preparing Plant Collections for Biological Invasions: A Study of the Effects of Emerald Ash Borer (Agrilus planipennis Fairmaire) through Case Study Analysis Tim Pettitt, Eden Project, UK: The challenges and benefits of in-vessel composting our food and catering waste to divert material from landfill and provide Eden Project with a valuable fertiliser Kern Ewing, University of Washington Botanic Gardens, USA: Academic and community-based restoration based in botanic gardens
Sophie Williams, Bangor University, UK: Botanic gardens and their contribution to the GSPC Patrick Griffith, Montgomery Botanical Center, USA: Living cycad collections at Montgomery: challenges, opportunities, investment, and outcomes Samira Omar Asem, Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research: Altering desertification through gardening in the Arabian Peninsula Region Qing-Jun Li, Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, China: Can tropical botanic gardens play a role in regional biodiversity conservation and ecological restoration?
Edwin Mole, Bristol Zoo Gardens, UK: Zoos and the GSPC after 2010 Andrew P. Vovides, Instituto de Ecología, Mexico: The Mexican living cycad collection at the Jardin Botánico Francisco Javier Clavijero, Xalapa Andrew Wyatt, Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, USA: Lessons in disaster recovery from a botanic garden perspective
   
       
Tuesday June 15
09.00-09.30 Plenary 4 Duncan Stewart. Building sustainable botanic gardens
09.30 - 10.00 Plenary 5 Huang Hongwen, Director, South China Botanic Garden.  Conserving Plant Diversity in China: A key role of Chinese BGs in implementing China’s Strategy for Plant Conservation
10.00 - 11.00 Coffee Break and Posters (Themes 1-4)
11.00 - 13.00 Parallel session 3 Theme 1: The Global Strategy for Plant Conservation - 2010 and beyond Theme 1: The Global Strategy for Plant Conservation - 2010 and beyond Theme 2: Addressing the threat from invasive aliens, pests and diseases Theme 3: Building sustainable botanic gardens Theme 4: Frontiers of science and conservation biology research in botanic gardens
Workshop Botanic gardens and the implementation of the GSPC (session 2). Conservation of oceanic island floras: Present and future global challenges. Convened by: Christoph Kueffer and Noeleen Smyth Botanic gardens and alien invasive species. Redefining the role of botanic gardens - towards a new social purpose.                            Chair: David Rae, t.b.c. Conserving hidden biodiversity – Cryptogamic plants and fungi. Convened by: Noeleen Smyth, National Botanic Gardens of Ireland
Location Classroom 1 Auditorium Plenary Hall Classroom 2 Seminar Room
Speakers M. Patrick Griffith, Montgomery Botanical Center, USA: The cost of conservation: measuring the mission and its economics Juli-Caujapé-Castells, Jardín Botánico Canario “Viera y Clavijo", Spain: The status of plant conservation on the Macaronesian archipelagos Sarah Reichard, University of Washington Botanic Gardens, USA: Preventing the spread of invasive species: botanic gardens have the tools Panel members: Jocelyn Hughes, Tim Entwisle, Julia Willison, Tim Pettitt Noeleen Smyth, National Botanic Gardens of Ireland: Conserving hidden biodiversity - Cryptogamic plants and fungi
André S.J. Van Proosdij & Bert (L.J.W) van den Wollenberg, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands: Dutch Red List species Alan Tye, Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme, Fiji: The status of plant conservation on Pacific islands Colin Clubbe, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, UK: Role of native species nurseries in mitigating threats from invasive species - case studies from UK Overseas territories This Symposium presents and discusses the results a year-long piece of research commissioned by BGCI into the social role of botanic gardens to understand how they can more effectively reach out to wider audiences.  Margaret Ramsey, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew , UK: Ex Situ Conservation of Bryophytes at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Rita Accogli, University of Salento, Italy: Recovery and conservation of the agricultural genetic resources of Salento (Apulia - Italy) Vincent Florens, University of Mauritius: Status of plant conservation in the Western Indian Ocean Suzanne Kapelari, University of Innsbruck, Austria: Alien invaders - how teenagers learn about invasive plants while working with scientists Christopher Ellis, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, Scotland: Global Change & Biodiversity Conservation - Lessons from Lichenology
Marie-Stéphanie Samian, Ghent University, Belgium: PeperomiaReference Collection: an ex situ living plant collection for scientific research Christian W. Torres-Santana, University of Hawai`i, USA: Conservation status of plants in the Caribbean Island biodiversity hotspot Kristina Bjureke, Natural History Museum, Norway: We have introduced some of them….  Do we take the responsibility to eradicate them? Uliana Spirina, Botanic Garden of Tver State University, Russia: Conservation ex situ of Bryophytes in the Botanic Garden of Tver State University (Middle part of European Russia)
Eleni Maloupa, National Agricultural Research Foundation, Greece: Genetic resources of Crocus taxa in the frame of a European network: collection, conservation and documentation Maarten Christenhusz, The Natural History Museum, UK: The vegetation of Rapa Nui Cristina Armstrong, The National Botanic Gardens of Ireland: The National Botanic Gardens of Ireland involvement with invasive species, through education and implementing control projects
Marcin Zych, University of Warsaw Botanic Garden, Poland: It takes a flower and a bee to make a meadow: mutualistic plant-pollinator interactions are crucial for plant biodiversity conservation Jay Warren, Pitcairn island: Invasive species on islands- getting rid of the stuff that people like with little or no money Chad Husby, Montgomery Botanical Center, USA: Weed risk assessment for botanic garden decision making
13.00  14.00 Lunch and discussion sessions
14.00 - 14.30 Plenary 6 Gerard Donnelly, President and CEO, The Morton Arboretum, Lisle, USA. Climate change implications for trees, arboreta and botanical gardens
14.30 - 15.00 Plenary 7 Stella Simiyu, BGC/SCBD Global Strategy for Plant Conservation officer. Botanic Gardens and the Millennium Development Goals: Have we risen to the challenge?
15.00-15.30 Tea break and posters
15.30 - 17.00 Parallel session 4 Theme 5: Addressing climate change through botanic gardens Theme 6: Working with local communities towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals Theme 7: Environmental education in botanic gardens Theme 8: Botanic garden horticulture
Workshop Plant responses to climate change and the role of botanic gardens African botanic gardens for conservation and sustainable use. Convened by: Sara Oldfield, BGCI Islamic Gardens in the UK: dynamics of culture, conservation and communities                            Chair: Jula Willison, BGCI Databases and information technologies for botanic gardens
Location Plenary hall Auditorium Classroom 1 Computer centre
Speakers Kayri Havens, Chicago Botanic Garden, USA: Assisted migration of plants: changes in latitudes, changes in attitudes Jan Rammeloo, National Botanic Garden of Belgium: The GSPC and the opportunities to develop plant related research and conservation activities in and for Africa south of the Sahara Panel members: Sophie Gilliat-Ray, Mark Bryant, Emma Clark Kerry S. Walter, BG-BASE (UK) Ltd: Pulling it all together: The benefits of data integration
Maria Hällfors, University of Helsinki, Finland: Testing bioclimatic hypotheses with botanic garden collections David Nkwanga, Nature Palace Botanic Garden, Uganda: The role of African botanical gardens in assisting local communities cope with climate change Listen to and discuss the findings of an 8-month research project commissioned by BGCI and undertaken by the Islam-UK Centre, Cardiff University.  J.G.M. Persoon, Utrecht University, Netherlands: Atlantis-BG a standard for comprehensive, web-based collection management.
Elina Haikio, University of Kuopio, Finland: The effects of changing climate on boreal forest species Mark Nicholson, Plants for Life at Brackenhurst, Kenya: Towards a self-sustaining botanic garden in Kenya Michael J. O'Neal, BG-BASE, Inc, USA: Mapping Options with BG-BASE Collections Management Software
Loretta Gratani, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy: Phenotypic plasticity for physiological and life history traits of Quercus ilex L. Godfrey Ruyonga, Tooro Botanic Garden, Uganda: Addressing climate change through botanic gardens -  the case of Tooro Botanical Gardens- Uganda Abby Hird, The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, USA: Collections management for ex situ plant conservation: a North American case study
Caroline Elliot-Kingston, University College Dublin, Ireland: The role of stomata in controlling the physiological responses of plants to rising CO2 levels Stella Simiyu, BGCI/SCBD, Kenya: Botanic Gardens in Africa beyond 2010 – surviving or sustainable? Bhupinder Pal Singh, Guru Nanak Dev University, India: Creation of a digital database of plant diversity at GNDU Botanical Garden, Amritsar
   
       
Wednesday June 16
09.00 - 17.30 Full Day Study tour
Evening Gala dinner
   
       
Thursday June 17
09.00 - 09.30 Plenary 8 Scot Medbury, President, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, New York, USA. Effective environmental education
09.30 - 10.00 Plenary 9 Peter Wyse Jackson, Director, National Botanic Gardens, Ireland. New roles for old gardens: managing and developing an effective botanic garden in modern times.
10.00 - 11.00 Coffee Break and Posters (Themes 5-8)
11.00 - 13.00  Parallel session 5 Theme 5: Addressing climate change through botanic gardens Theme 6: Working with local communities towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals Theme 7: Environmental education in botanic gardens. Theme 8: Botanic garden horticulture
Workshop Botanic gardens and climate change Botanic garden working with local commiunities Engaging different audiences. Horticulture and information technologies for botanic gardens.
Location Plenary hall Auditorium Classroom 1 Classroom 2
Speakers Tim Entwisle, Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney, Australia: Sensible seasons Sarah Miller, Ballymun Regeneration Ltd, Ireland: Incorporating environmental concerns into urban regeneration projects: a case study from Dublin Leigh Morris, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, Scotland: Practical certificate courses that will change the way you grow and identify plants Alan Matchett, Dunedin Botanic Garden, New Zealand: Meeting the Challenge Breaking Through the Barriers
Peter Symes & Jenny Steinicke, Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne, Australia: Conserving plants in a changing climate - an Australian perspective Didier Roguet, Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de la Ville de Genève, Switzerland: Responsibility and cooperation Jennifer Schwarz Ballar, Chicago Botanic Garden, USA: The Science Career Continuum: an education ladder program to engage and educate underserved minority students in environmental sciences at the Chicago Botanic Garden Mark Fountain, Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, Australia: A Basis for Change – a novel way to evaluate and re-align living collections to meet the changing focus of a botanic garden in the modern world
Natasha Ali, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, UK: The role of botanic gardens in assisting the implementation of national REDD programmes Emiliano Sanchez-Martinez, Cadereyta Regional Botanical Garden , Mexico: Central Mexico native plant horticulture at the Caderyta Regional Botanical Garden Phillipe Bardin, French National Natural History Museum: How to get students to conserve plant diversity?  The benefits of a new approach of the relationship between scientists and Society. Edwin van Spronsen, ETI BioInformatics, Netherlands: Species information systems: customizable and dynamically generated identification keys for use in websites and mobile devices.
Belinda Hawkins, BGCI, UK: Communicating climate change: BGCI's on-line education pack Bian Tan: Conservation of Orchids, Medicinals, and Agarwood in Burma, Cambodia, Vietnam, and Laos Alla Andreeva, Moscow State University, Russia: Botanic gardens as the base for higher education in Russia Frank Bisby, University of Reading, UK: The Catalogue of Life – new electronic services in 4D4Life
Anna Eglacheva, Petrozavodsk State University, Russia: Diversity and geographic origin of Gymnospermae represented in botanic gardens of Russia in various climatic conditions Mamiyil Sabu, Calicut University Botanical Garden, India: Potential wild ornamental gingers of India, domestication and improvement of agreotechniques and popularization Dilan Bayindir, Nezahat Gökyiğit Botanic Garden, Turkey: Educatıon in botanıc gardens for young chıldren: the case of Nezahat Gökyiğit Botanıc Garden (NGBB), Istanbul Marcella Corcoran, Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, UK. Developing horticultural protocols for threatened plants form the UK Oversease Territories
13.00  14.00 Lunch and discussion sessions
14.00 - 14.30 Plenary 10 Sharilyn J. Ingram, Professor, Centre for Studies in Arts and Culture, Canada.  Art in botanic gardens: meeting the needs of a diverse audience of visitors
14.30 - 15.00 Plenary 11 HRH Princess Basma bint Ali, Royal Botanic gardens, Jordan. New models, new gardens - meeting national needs: the development of the Royal Botanic Gardens of Jordan
15.00 - 15.30 Tea break and posters
15.30 - 17.00  Parallel session 6 Theme 6: Working with local communities towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals Theme 7: Environmental education in botanic gardens. Theme 7: Environmental education in botanic gardens. Theme 8: Botanic garden horticulture
Workshop Botanic gardens and society. Networks and partnerships for education. The role of landscape in education. Botanic gardens and the International Regime on Access and Benefit Sharing. Convened by: Natasha Ali, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, UK
Location Plenary hall Classroom 1 Auditorium Classroom 2
Speakers David Bramwell: Sventenius as a pioneer of modern botanic gardens Gail Bromley, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Uk: Role models in Botanic Garden Education Networks Paula Villagra-Islas, Universidad San Sebastian, Chile:  Re-growth of vegetation, colour and landscapecComplexity: the role of design in the interpretation of natural systems in botanical gardens Natasha Ali, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, UK: Botanic Gardens and the International Regime on Access and Benefit Sharing
Christopher Dunn, Harold L. Lyon Arboretum, University of Hawai‘i, USA: Considering biological and cultural diversity in the context of botanic garden conservation strategies Gerda van Uffelen & Hanneke Schreiber, Hortus Botanicus Leiden and Hortus Botanicus Amsterdam, Netherlands: Two modern interpretations of old gardens  Maïté Delmas, Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, France:  A window on the unique and fragile New Caledonian Flora and habitats at MNHN Judy West, Australian National Botanic Gardens: Australian perspective on opportunities arising from Access and Benefit Sharing
Peter Olin: The role of international cooperation among botanical gardens as a tool for the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation. Reinout Havinga et al: Plants in the Spotlights: Biodiversity from around the world in the heart of Amsterdam Sandra Austin, Eden Project, UK:  Bantaba – a gathering place at the heart of Eden’s Rainforest Biome Alan Paton,  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, UK: Access and Benefit Sharing at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Katrina Nitschke, Botanic Gardens of Adelaide, Australia: Beyond engagement: Building sustainable partnerships for sustainability and connection Adriana Burgos, Jardin Botanico Carlos Thays, Argentina: Reaching new audiences Fabio Ippolito, University of Salento, Italy: Flower Fairies™ by Cicely Mary Barker: a significant experience in education for plant biodiversity. Kate Davis, BGCI, UK: Non-commercial research and the ABS Protocol: what next?
Yury Naumtsev, Botanical Garden of Tver State University, Russia: Living in harmony: Botanic gardens and society Elena Pushay & Yuri Naumtsev:  A sustainable garden is an inspiration for a sustainable city Natalia Hotait: MED-O-MED Cultural Landscapes of the Mediterranean and the Middle East Bert van den Wollenberg, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands: The Internatioanl Plant Exchange Network (IPEN)
Anna Faggi: Implementation of the action plan in botanical gardens from Argentina Lorena Martínez, Jardín Botánico de Fundación Xochitla, Mexico:Tropicalizing the environmental education goals of the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation: the case of Mexican Botanic Gardens
   
       
Friday June 18
09.00 - 09.45 Plenary 12 Peter Raven, President, Missouri Botanical Garden, St Louis, USA. Reflections on 40 years of Plant Conservation
09.45 - 10.30 Coffee break
10.30 - 12.00 Plenary 13 Stephen Blackmore, Regius Keeper, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, UK. A new agenda for botanic gardens
12.00 - 13.00 Conclusions and closure