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Flora Malesiana Symposium in Sydney

  • Subject: Flora Malesiana Symposium in Sydney
  • From: Steve Marak <samarak@arachne.uark.edu>
  • Date: Wed, 9 May 2001 10:53:04 -0500 (CDT)

Aroiders, below is information on the Flora Malesiana Symposium to be held
in Sydney in a few months. Lyn Craven asked that we forward it to the
list, as one of the workshops is on Araceae. A web site address and Lyn's
e-mail are both included for those who want more information. Sounds like
fun, wish I could go.

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Aroid enthusiasts may be interested to know that there will be a workshop
on the Araceae of the Malesian region (the aroid-rich islands between Asia
and Australia) at an international meeting being held in Sydney, Australia
in September this year.

If you are in eastern Australia at that time, you may like to attend for
part or all of the meeting. (Day registrations are accepted).

SECOND CIRCULAR

5th International Flora Malesiana Symposium
Sydney, Australia  9-14 September 2001

For more complete information, please see the Symposium website at the
following URL: http://plantnet.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au/fm/circular2.htm

or, contact the undersigned (Lyn Craven) who can send you the file as an
attachment.

Below is given concise information about:
1.  the Symposium venues, contact details, etc
2.  the provisional program and Mini-symposia
3.  registration rates

The Organising Committee hopes that you will be able to come to the
Symposium in Sydney.  We also hope that you will be able to present a
paper or poster.

Please pass this email onto those of your colleagues who may be interested
in the conference.

1.  SYMPOSIUM VENUES, CONFERENCE DETAILS, PAPER & POSTER SUBMISSION, ETC

Venues and dates:

The Symposium will take place in Sydney from 9-14 September 2001

The Queensland workshops with be based at Atherton, and take place from 4
September 2001 and the pre-conference excursion 5-8 September.

Deadlines:
Early Registration - 30 April 2001
Abstracts for Papers and Posters - 30 June 2001
Manuscripts for publication in the Proceedings - 21 Dec 2001

Addresses for registration: http://plantnet.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au/fm/fm.html
or Dr Barry Conn, Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney, Mrs Macquaries Road,
Sydney NSW 2000, Australia. Fax:  +61-2-92412797.

Enquiries/contacts

General:        fmv@rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au

Sydney symposium:  Dr Alistair Hay,  Tel: +61-2-9231 8181
Email: Alistair.Hay@rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au

Addresses for proposing papers, posters and workshops additional to those
proposed in response to the First Circular: Dr Barry Conn, Royal Botanic
Gardens Sydney, Mrs Macquaries Road, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia. Fax:
+61-2-92412797. Email: fmv@rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au.

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2.  PROVISIONAL PROGRAMS

QUEENSLAND WORKSHOPS Interactive Identification systems (1-4 September) -
a training workshop will be held at Atherton in north Queensland,1-4
September. Lauraceae (4 September) also in Atherton.

SYMPOSIUM WORKSHOPS

Workshops in Sydney are being organised on the following topics. Emphasis
is intended to be on progress with accounts for Flora Malesiana and local
floras in uncompleted major groups. Proposals for additional workshops to:
fmv@rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au.

Pteridophytes
Rubiaceae
Myrtaceae
Urticaceae
Verbenaceae/Lamiaceae
Araceae
Pandanaceae
Palms
Orchids
Zingiberaceae

SYMPOSIUM SESSIONS

Symposium sessions in the form of mini-symposia are being organised on the
following subjects.  Proposals for papers are welcomed.

Bioinformatics - sponsored by IAPT
State of Botany in Malesian countries
Pteridophytes
Palms
Rubiaceae
Orchidaceae
Ecology/Biodiversity of Malesian plants
Stakeholders
Non-vascular Cryptogams (
Ethnobotany
Panbiogeography and Malesia.

Open sessions of contributed papers. These will consist of various papers
on systematics and biology of Malesian plants not fitting into the above
mini-symposia.

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3.  REGISTRATION

     Table of registration rates (10% GST - Goods and Services Tax -
inclusive)

FULL REGISTRATION       EARLY RATE (by 30 April 2001)   AU$275
                                LATER RATE  (after 30 April 2001)       AU$350


STUDENT (full time)      Supervisor must authenticate student status on
registration form
EARLY RATE (by 30 April 2001)           AU$150
LATER RATE  (after 30 April 2001)               AU$200

DAY RATE AT SYMPOSIUM   AU$70 per day for a maximum of two days
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Lyn Craven
Principal Research Scientist
Australian National Herbarium
CSIRO  Plant Industry
GPO Box 1600
Canberra,  ACT  2601
Australia

Phone:    61 2 62465122              Fax       61 2 62465249
Email:     craven@pi.csiro.au







-- Steve Marak
-- samarak@arachne.uark.edu





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