EUNOPS 2007 - Museum National d’Histoire Naturelle in Paris, France

June 2 - 3


DAY 1: Saturday, 2 June

9.00 - 9.30 Registration

9.30 - 9.40 Welcome address by the organisers

Session 1: Species diversity

9.40 - 10.00 John Dransfield - A unexpected new find from Madagascar

10.00 – 10.20 Thea Kristiansen, J.C. Svenning, S. Bjorholm, J. Salo, C. Grandez and H. Balslev - Rare palms around Iquitos, Peru

10.20 – 10.30 Stine Bjorholm, J.C. Svenning and H. Balslev - Distance decay of similarity in palm (Arecaceae) species richness and composition across the Americas

10.30 – 10.40 Henrik Balslev, T. Kristiansen and J.C. Svenning - Ongoing work on the Iquitos palm communities

Coffee break

Session 2: Reproduction, Chairman: James Tregear

11.00 – 11.20 Sébastien Barot - Reproductive plasticity in an Amazonian palm tree

11.20 – 11.40 Frédérique Aberlenc-Bertossi, A. Daher, M. Collin, A. Borgel and James Tregear - Embryogenesis in Phoenix dactylifera

11.40 – 11.50 Julie Sannier and Sophie Nadot - Pollen morphology and pollinator type in palms

11.50 – 12.00 Kouadio Ignace Kouassi, S. Barot, Y. Djè and I.A. Zoro Bi - Population structure and reproductive strategy of two rattan species of Ivory Coast

Lunch break

Session 3: Economic uses of palms, Chairman: Henrik Balslev

13.30 – 13.50 Lucia de la Torre, L.M. Calvo, C. Salazar, F. Borschenius and H. Balslev - Indogenous palm uses in two Neotropical forests – a comparison between the Yucatan Peninsula and the Western Amazon Basin in Ecuador

13.50 – 14.00 Lone Hübschmann, L.P. Kvist, C. Grandez nd H. Balslev - Employment of Desmoncus polyacanthos seen in the light of its stem structure

14.00 – 14.10 Anne-Louise Moller, H. Balslev and C. Grandes - Ethnobotanical study of palm uses in the vllage of Bello Horizonte, Peru

Session 4: Systematics, Chairman: Henrik Balslev

14.10 – 14.30 Finn Borschenius, R. Bernal and J.C. Pintaud - Molecular phylogeny of Aiphanes

14.30 – 14.50 Anne Giddey, F. Stauffer and R. Spichiger - Comparative floral structure and systematics in the genus Rhapis (Arecaceae, Coryphoideae)

14.50 – 14.10 J.C. Pintaud - Building a total evidence matrix for Areceae and other tribes

14.10 – 14.20 Chiara Nepi and P. Cuccuini - Presentation of the book The palms of Odoardo Beccari

Round Table

15.00 -16.00 Dispersal in palm species. Comparison of palm life cycles/bio-demographic strategies

Guided tours of the garden

16.00 – 17.00 Group 1: visit of the Herbarium / Group 2: visit of the “Jardin alpin” and “Ecole de botanique”

17.00 – 18.00 Group 1: visit of the “Jardin alpin” and “Ecole de botanique” / Group 2: visit of the Herbarium

20.00: conference dinner

DAY 2: Sunday 3 June

Session 5: Genetic diversity, Chairman: Jean-Christophe Pintaud

9.30 – 9.50 Sakina Elshibli - Biodiversity of date palm in Sudan

9.50 – 10.10 Bertha Ludeña, G. Karlys, H. Caro-Riano and J.C. Pintaud - Genetic diversity, morphometric variation and speciation processes in Astrocaryum section Ayri

10.10 – 10.30 Philipp Trénel - Ceroxylon echinulatum, a cline species from both sides of the Ecuadorian Andes

10.30 – 10.40 Anne-Sophie Sergent, B. Riéra and H. Fréville - Effects of past climate changes on the palm Astrocaryum sciophilum: a genetic approach

Coffee break

Session 6: The EDIT palm portal, Chairman: William Baker

11.00 – 12.30 Soraya Villalba and Bill Baker - Palmweb, the EDIT palm portal - what's in it for you? Presentation by S. Villalba followed by a round table

Lunch break

Round Table and final discussion

14.00 -15.00 Topics: COST application and future prospects for the next EUNOPS and for Monocots 4


Barot Sébastien, France, IRD-UMR 137
Bjorholm Stine, Denmark, Aarhus University
Borchsenius Finn, Denmark, Aarhus University, Herbarium
Caro-Riano Harling, France, IRD
Castano Felipe, Switzerland, Conservatory and Botanical Garden of Geneva
Chauveau Olivier, France, Laboratoire Ecologie, Systématique et Evolution, Université Paris-Sud
Dransfield John, United Kingdom, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Dransfield Soejatmi, United Kingdom, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Elshibli Sakina, Finland, University of Helsinki
Freville Hélène, France, Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris
Giddey Anne, Switzerland, Conservatory and Botanical Garden of Geneva
Hansen Sandie, Denmark, University of Arhus
Hubschmann Lone Kappel, Denmark, University of Arhus
Kahn Francis, France, Institut de Recherche pour le Développement, UMR 1097 (BGPC-DYNADIV)
Kouassi Kouadio Ignace, France, IRD
Kristiansen Thea, Denmark, Aarhus University, Herbarium
Lindgren Marie, Denmark, University of Arhus
Ludena Bertha, Ecuador, Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Ecuador
Moeller Anne Louise, Denmark, Aarhus University
Nadot Sophie, France, Laboratoire Ecologie, Systématique et Evolution, Université Paris-Sud
Nepi Chiara, Italy, Museum of Natural History of the University of Florence
Norup Maria Vibe, Denmark, Natural Hitory Museum of Denmark
Pedersen Dennis, Denmark, University of Arhus
Pintaud Jean-Christophe, Ecuador/France, IRD
Sannier Julie, France, Laboratoire Ecologie, Systématique et Evolution, Université Paris-Sud
Sergent Anne-Sophie, France, Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris
Stauffer Fred, Switzerland, Conservatory and Botanical Garden of Geneva
Stuehrk Chris, Germany, Biozentruù Klein Flottbek
de la Torre Lucia, Denmark, Aarhus University, Herbarium
Tregear James, France, IRD/CIRAD Palm Group
Trénel Philipp, Denmark, Aarhus University, Herbarium
Trudgen Melinda, United Kingdom, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Villalba Soraya, United Kingdom, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Zehdi Salwa, Tunisia, Faculté des sciences de Tunis
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