EUNOPS 2006 - Conservatory and Botanical Garden of Geneva, Switzerland

May 27 - 28


DAY 1: Saturday, 27 May

8:30 Registration
9:30 Welcome address (Rodolphe Spichiger, Conservatory and Botanical Garden of Geneva), introduction and presentation of attendees (Fred Stauffer, Conservatory and Botanical Garden of Geneva).

9:45 Welcome lecture (John Dransfield, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, UK) “The new Genera Palmarum”.

10:30 Coffee break

11:00 Visit to the Herbarium and the Library (Fernand Jacquemoud, Patrick Perret)

11:40 Lunch

Session 1: Structural Biology, Systematics and Floristics (Chairwoman: Sophie Nadot, University Paris-Sud, France)

14:00 Julie Sannier - Evolution of microsporogenesis in palms

14:20 Jean-Christophe Pintaud - Hexopetion Burret, a misunderstood genus of Bactridinae

14:40 Fred Stauffer – An update to the Venezuelan palm flora

15:00 Henrik Balslev - Palms and palm communities around Iquitos, Peru

16:00 Coffee break

16:30 Anders Barfod - An overview of Thai palms

16:50 Round table discussion Palm structure and phylogenies (Convenors: Anders Barfod, University of Aarhus, Denmark; Fred Stauffer, Conservatory and Botanical Garden of Geneva).

17:10 Visit to the Botanical Garden

20:00 Conference Dinner (Restaurant “Aux Halles de L´Ile”)

DAY 2: Sunday, 28 May

Session 2: Phylogenetics (Chairman: William Baker, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, UK)

9:30 Conny Asmussen - TBA

9:50 William Baker - Sympatric speciation on oceanic islands – a case study from the palms of Lord Howe Island

10:10 Argelia Cuenca - Phylogeny of Chamaedoreeae: evidence from plastid and nuclear sequences

10:30 Coffee break

11:00 Christine Bacon – Species boundaries in Chamaedorea alternans Wendl. (Arecaceae)

11:20 Philipp Trénel - Phylogeny of palm subfamily Ceroxyloideae (Arecaceae)

11:40 Round table discussion “Palm molecular phylogenies” (convenor: Dr. Conny B. Asmussen, University of Copenhagen, Denmark)

Session 3: Ecology, Reproductive Biology and Uses (Chairwoman: Dr. Marie Charlotte Anstett, University of Montpellier, France)

13:50 Jean-Reto Walther - Trachycarpus in Europe – past, present and future

14:10 Marie-Charlotte Anstett – Pollination in palms

14:30 Finn Borchsenius – Diversity and uses of Andean palms

15:00 Coffee break

15:30 Final discussion and prospects for the next meeting of the European Network of Palm Scientists
15:50 End of EUNOPS 2006

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