PALMS of EQUATORIAL EAST ASIA
Malaysia - Singapore - Brunei Darussalam - Indonesia - Philippines - Papua New Guinea
John Dransfield (firstname.lastname@example.org)
General symposium information: http://plantnet.rbgsyd.gov.au/fm/fm.html
General symposium enquiries: email@example.com
Conference and Symposium: Royal Botanic Gardens, SYDNEY, Australia
Associated workshops: Tropical Forest Research Centre, ATHERTON, North Queensland, Australia
Preconference tour: starting CAIRNS, North Queensland, Australia
A mini-symposium on Malesian palms is being run as part of the 5th International Flora Malesiana Symposium in Sydney, 9 - 14 September 2001.
This mini-symposium will focus on the floristics, phylogeny and biogeography of Malesian palms. Presentations will be in the form of presented papers and/or poster displays. The palms are of immense economic importance within the Malesian region. Two major focuses of current work are the palms of New Guinea and the rattans of the whole region and it is expected that these subjects will be well covered in the mini symposium. There will also be discussion of recent findings in palm phylogeny that are relevant to Malesian palms
The Palm mini-symposium will be programmed to fit in with and be a part of the main Flora Malesiana Symposium.
The following tentative program is based on preliminary indications from the people concerned. Attendance and titles are not yet final. Nevertheless we will attempt to keep this web version of the program as up to date as possible. Any changes to the program and the attendee list will be made on this web version first before being printed and distributed by other means.
|Baker||Bill||United Kingdomfirstname.lastname@example.org||Keynote Address||ok||Palms of New Guinea|
|Banka||Roy||Papua New Guineaemail@example.com|
|Barford||Anders||Denmark||Anders.Barfod@biology.au.dk||Paper||ok||Licuala||Contrasting pollination modes in Licuala|
|Dowe||John||Australiafirstname.lastname@example.org||Paper||ok||Livistona||Species delimitation in Livistona|
|Dransfield||John||United Kingdomemail@example.com||Paper, Organizer||ok||Rattans||Rattans of Borneo|
|Fernando||Edwino||Philippinesfirstname.lastname@example.org||Paper||ok||Palms of Philippines|
|Lewis||Carl||USAemail@example.com||Paper||ok||Oncospermatoid palms||Biogeographic connections between Malesia and the western Indian Ocean: Examples from the palm family|
First Session (Topic: Palms of New Guinea) Chair (John Dransfield) 8.30-8.35 - Introduction (JD) First Session (Palms of New Guinea) 8.35-9.15 - Keynote address The Palms of New Guinea Dr Bill Baker, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew 9.15-9.50 - "Endosperm condition and the paradox of Ptychococcus paradoxus (Arecaceae)." Scott Zona, FTG Morning Tea - 10.30-11.00 Second Session (Phylogeny, biogeography andclassification) Chair (Bill Baker) 11.00-11.35 - Biogeographic connections between Malesia and the western Indian Ocean: Examples from the palm family Carl Lewis 11.35-12.10 -Livistona John Dowe 12.10-12.45 - Sommieria, Charlie D. Heatubun 12.45-13.00 Discussion? Lunch - 13.00 -14.00 Afternoon Session (Topic: Inventory work) Chair (Scott Zona) 14.00 - 14.35 - The palm flora of the Philippines - endemism, rarity, and hotspots Edwino S. Fernando 14.35-15.10 - Rattans of Kalimantan Johanis P. Mogea 15.10-15.45 - Rattans of Borneo - development of identification aids John Dransfield Afternoon Tea - 15.45 - 16.15 Final Session (Topic: Biology) Chair (Scott Zona) 16.15-16.45 - Contrasting pollination modes in Licuala Anders Barfod 16.45-17.15 - Morphological diversification in Licuala Saw Leng Guan 17.15-17.30 Summary and Close
Pre- and mid-conference field trips and excursions are being organized.
The 5th International Flora Malesiana Symposium is being organized by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney and the Centre for Plant Plant Biodiversity Research and Australian National Herbarium, Canberra, on behalf of the Flora Malesiana Foundation, Leiden.