• Research Center in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources

    InBIO Associate Laboratory

    Research Center in  Biodiversity and Genetic Resources
  • Research Center in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources

    InBIO Associate Laboratory

    Research Center in  Biodiversity and Genetic Resources
  • Research Center in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources

    InBIO Associate Laboratory

    Research Center in  Biodiversity and Genetic Resources
  • Research Center in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources

    InBIO Associate Laboratory

    Research Center in  Biodiversity and Genetic Resources
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
120 PARTICIPANTS FROM 12 DIFFERENT COUNTRIES ATTENDED THE XX CRYPTOGAMIC BOTANY SYMPOSIUM
Around 50% of these participants were university students
 

 

 

The Cryptogamic Botany Symposium is a bi-annual meeting of researchers and students covering all aspects of mycology, phycology, lichenology, bryology and pteridology.

 

Running on its 20th edition, this year the event was co-organized CIBIO-InBIO (Predictive Ecology Group) and CIIMAR, and took place in Porto, on July 22-25, 2015.

 

During the three intensive days of the event, the participants had the chance to engage in fruitful scientific discussions about key aspects pertaining to the taxonomic groups that determined the topic of each scientific session (algae, bryophytes, lichens and pteridophytes). They also enjoyed of abundant social interaction during a very appealing social programme, which included, among other activities, a trip to Douro’s wine region. The full programme for the symposium is available on the event’s official website.

 

The adoption of three official languages – Portuguese, English and Castellan - allowed for an efficient communication between the 120 participants who attended the event coming from 12 different countries.

 

 

 

Amongst these 120 participants, 53 were university students, who did not miss out on the opportunity to attend the presentations of their choice from a total of 128 communications, focusing on biodiversity and conservation (71), bioindicators and environmental management (31), evolution and biogeography (21), and technology and heritage (6).

 

The Organizing Committee of the symposium was comprised by 5 researchers of the University of Porto:
Cristiana Costa Vieira (CIBIO-InBIO)
Helena Canha Pinto Hespanhol (CIBIO-InBIO)
Joana Maria Mendonça Marques (CIBIO-InBIO)
Vítor Vasconcelos (CIIMAR)
Francisco Arenas Parra (CIIMAR)

 

For further information about the XX Cryptogamic Botany Symposium, including the book of abstracts, click here.

 

Posted in 2015-07-31