EUNOPS 2003 - Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, UK

April 26 - 27


DAY 1: Saturday, 26 April

Registration 8.15 onwards

Welcome 9.00 Introductory remarks

Session 1: Species level palm systematics

9.10 The genus Licuala in Thailand - Anders Barfod

9.30 Chloroplast DNA phylogeny of Bactris gasipaes and related species: towards the end of the controversy? - Thomas Couvreur

9.50 Molecular systematics and comparative morphology of Borassus. Progress towards a taxonomic revision - Ross Bayton

10.10 An interactive identification tool for the rattans of Borneo – JohnDransfield & Meesha Patel

10.30-11.00 Tea

Session 2: Higher level phylogeny

11.00 A supertree of the palm family – Bill Baker, Conny Asmussen & Vincent Savolainen

11.15 A phylogeny for the palm family based on an expanded taxon and DNA sequence sample – Conny Asmussen, John Dransfield, Vinnie Deichmann, Anders Barfod, Jean-Christophe Pintaud & Bill Baker

Session 3: Palm Economics, Cultivation and Sustainable Use

11.30 Towards large scale micropropagation of palms: the example of oil palm - Alain Rival

11.50 New Chamaedorea Initiative at the Natural History Museum, London - Nancy Garwood

12.10 Options to prolong the life of the World's Largest Indoor Plant, Jubaea chilensis, in the Temperate House at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew - Hugh Harries

12.30-14.00 Lunch

14.00-15.30 Round table discussion – A Global Biodiversity Inventory of Palms

15.30-16.00 Tea

Session 4: Structural and Functional Biology

16.00 Floral structure in Sommieria (Areceae) - Fred Stauffer, Bill Baker, John Dransfield & Peter Endress

16.20 Floral anatomy in Dypsis (Areceae): a case of complex synorganisation and stamen reduction – Paula Rudall, Katie Abranson, John Dransfield & Bill Baker

16.40 Biomechanical architecture and development of climbing palms - Nick Rowe, Sandrine Isnard & Thomas Speck

17.00 Semina Palmarum: the seed conservation biology of palms - Christopher Wood, Helen Vautier & Hugh Pritchard

17.20 Concluding discussion

17.30 Close

18.30 Aperitif (Venue: Pat Brenan Suite, Herbarium, RBG Kew)

19.00 Conference Dinner (Venue: Staff Common Room, Herbarium, RBG Kew)

DAY 2: Sunday, 27 April

9-11 Guided Tour of the Palm House and Temperate House (meet at Herbarium Reception for departure at 9am)

11.15 Tea

11.30-12.30 Round table discussion – Topic to be decided

12.30-13.45 Lunch

Session 1: Palm Ecology

13.45 Pollination of Calamus castaneus - Aroonrat Meekijjaroenroj & Marie-Charlotte Anstett

14.05 Diversity and dominance of palm species in western Amazonian tierra firme forests - Jaana Vormisto, Jens-Christian Svenning, Pamela Hall &
Henrik Balslev

14.25 Reproductive isolation of local, co-existing morphs of Geonoma macrostachys var. macrostachys in the western Amazon - Finn Borchsenius, Tannya
Lozada, Jette Knudsen, and Jane Frydenberg

14.45 Palms and Islands - Carlo Morici

15.05 Concluding Discussion

15.30 Close


Aberlenc-Bertossi Frédérique, IRD, Montpellier, France
Amblard Philippe
Anstett Marie-Charlotte, CNRS-CEFE, 1919 Route de Mende, F-34, 292, Montpellier, France
Asmussen Conny Bruun, Agricultural Unviersity, Copenhagen, RVAU, Botany section, Rolighedsvej 21, DK 1958 Fredriksberg C. DK
Bachman Steve
Baez Selene
Baker William, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, UK
Balslev Henrik, Botanical Institute, Nordlandsvej 68, 8240 Risskov,, Denmark
Banka Roy, PNG Forest Research Institute, Lae, Papua New Guinea
Barfod Anders, Institute of Sytematic Botany, University of Aarhus, Nordlandsvej 68, DK-8240, Risskov, DK
Barot Sebastien, Laboratoire d'Etude des Sols Tropicaux -IRD, 32 Avenue H. Varagnat, 93143 Bondy Cedex, France
Barrow Sasha
Bateman Richard, Department of Botany, Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London, UK
Baudouin Luc
Bayton Ross, University of Reading, PO Box 221, RG6 6AS, Reading, UK
Beule Thierry
Billotte Norbert, CIRAD-CP, Montpellier, France
Bogh Anders
Borchsenius Finn, Department of Systematic Botany, University of Aarhus, Herbarium Building 137 Universitetsparken, DK-8000, Denmark
Borgel Alain, IRD, Montpellier, France
Byg Anja
Charles-Dominique Charles
Chase Mark
Chave Jérôme, CNRS, LET, Toulouse, France
Chevallier Marie-Helene
Cochard Benoit
Collins Andrea, UK
Couvreur Thomas, IRD 991, Av. Agropolis BP 64501, 34394, Montpellier, France
De Granville Jean Jacques
De La Torre Claudia, Liurede 34700, Olmet,CNEARC, Montpellier, France
Dowe John, James Cooke University, Townsville, Australia
Dransfield John, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, UK
Dufay Mathilde, CNRS-CEFE, Montpellier, France
Durand-Gasselin Tristan
Duval Yves, IRD, Montpellier, France
Engelmann Florent, IRD, Montpellier, France
Ervik Finn
Evans Tom, Department of Plant Sciences, Oxford University, UK
Fay Mike
Ferry Michel, INRA, Elche, Spain
Garwood Nancy, Department of Botany, Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London, UK
Gideon Osia, University of Papua New Guinea, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
Hanson Linda
Harley Madeline, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, UK
Harries Hugh, UK
Heatubun Charlie, Universitas Negeri Papua, Manokwari, Indonesia
Henderson Sally, Department of Botany, The Natural History Museum, London, UK
Heslop-Harrison Pat, University of Leicester, UK
Hocher Valérie IRD, Montpellier, France
Isnard Sandrine, AMAP- Botanique et Bioinformatique de l'Architecture des Plantes TA 40/PS2 Boulevard de la Lironde, 34398, Montpellier, France
Jaligot Estelle
Joly Helene
Kahn Francis
Kiapranis Robert, PNG Forest Research Institute, Lae, Papua New Guinea
Kjaer Anders, Institute of Sytematic Botany, Arhus, DK
Knudsen Jette, Dpt Chemical Ecology, Göteborg, Suede
Lebrun Patricia
Listabarth Christian
Loo Adrian
Lozada Tannya
Malaurie Bernard, IRD, Montpellier, France
Maley Jean, IRD, Montpellier, France
Marrero Efrén Hernandez, Tenerife, Spain
Maturbongs Rudi, Universitas Negeri Papua, Manokwari, Indonesia
Meekijjaoenroj Aroonrat, CNRS-CEFE, Montpellier, France
Mogea Johanis, Herbarium Bogoriense, Bogor, Indonesia
Montarone Frédéric, INRA, Antibes, France
Montarone Maryse, INRA, Antibes, France
Montufar Rommel, IRD 991, Av. Agropolis BP 64501, 34394, Montpellier, France
Morcillo Fabienne
Moreau Carol, IRD, Montpellier, France
Morici Carlo, Universidad de La Laguana, Deto. De Parasitologia, Ecologia y Genetica, Palmetum de Santa Cruz, Tenerife, Canarias, Spain
Nadot Sophie, Université Paris-Sud, Orsay, France
N'nan Oulo, IRD, Montpellier, France
Norup Maria Vibe, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew & University of Aarhus, UK & Denmark
Onesto Jean-Paul, INRA, Antibes, France
Owens Simon
Patel Meesha
Pedersen Henrik Borgtoft
Pintaud Jean-Christophe, IRDm Whimper 442 y Coruna, Quito, Ecuador
Pongsattayapipat Ratchada, Institute of Sytematic Botany, Unviersity of Arhus, Nordlandsvej 68 DK-8240 Risskov, DK
Poupet Alain, INRA, Antibes, France
Poupet Rolande, INRA, Antibes, France
Pritchard Hugh, Millenium Seed Bank, Wakehurst Place, UK
Rakotondranony Guy, Millenium Seed Bank, Wakehurst Place, UK
Ressayre Adrienne, Université Paris-Sud, Orsay, France
Rival Alain, CIRAD, Tree Crops Dept. Head of Oil Palm Program TA 80/PSIII. Boulevard de la Lironde 34398, Montpellier, Cedex 5, France
Roeser Martin
Rohde Wolfgang
Rotinsulu Wiske, Department of geomatics, School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 7RU, UK
Rowe Nick, Botanique et Bioinformatique TA 40/PS2, Boulevard de la Lironde 34398, Montpellier, France
Rudall Paula, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, UK
Sanderson Helen
Sarasan Viswanbharen
Savolainen Vincent
Silberbauer Gottsberger Ilse
Skov Flemming
Smith Lucy, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, UK
Speck Thomas
Springate David, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, UK
Stauffer Fred Walter, Institute of Sytematic Botany, University of Zurich, Zollikerstrasse 107, 8008, Zurich, Suisse
Sunderland Terry
Thomas Murphy, Natural History Museum, London, UK
Tregear James
Trenel Philipp, University of Aarhus,, Denmark
Van Valkenburg Johan
Vautier Helen, Millenium Seed Bank, Wakehurst Place, UK
Verdeil J-Luc
Vormisto Jaana, Department of Systematic Botany, Aarhus, Nordlandsvej 68, DK-8240 Risskov, DK
Wanggai Jack
Wendelboe Stine, Institute of Biological Sciences, Dept. Of Systematic Botany, Bygning 137, Universitetsparken DK-8000, Arrhus C., DK
Wilmot Tomas, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, UK
Wood Chris, Millenium Seed Bank, Wakehurst Place, UK
Yesilyurt Jovita, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, UK
Zehdi Salwa, Université de Tunis, Tunisie
Zona Scott, Fairchild Tropical Garden, Miami, Florida, USA
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