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5th International Flora Malesiana Symposium

9-14 September 2001, SYDNEY, Australia

Mini-symposia and Workshops
on plants of the Malesian region


Judy West (

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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

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A number of symposia and workshops on Malesian plants are being run as part of the 5th International Flora Malesiana Symposium in Sydney, 9 - 14 September 2001.

These mini symposium will focus on the biogeography, phytogeography and conservation patterns of various groups of plants. Presentations will be in the form of presented papers and/or poster displays.

The mini-symposia and workshops will be programmed and run to fit in with and be a part of the main Flora Malesiana Symposium.

The mini-symposia and workshops

The following mini-symposia and workshops have been proposed:

Field Trips

A number of intending participants have expressed interest in field trips, both in association with the workshops and presymposium tours in North N Queensland. Sydney tours are being organized as part of the main symposium.

Plant collecting on the field trips and permits associated with this is an issue for a number of participants who see this as a major factor in attending. Participants are welcome to organize their own permits with relevant management authorities prior to their visit to Australia; advice is to start making these arrangements early; a guide to plant and animal collecting permit requirements in Australia is available. For those not wishing to obtain their own collecting permits, arrangements are being made to allow collection under the permits of tour leaders and other local botanists on the tours.


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.

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