Wednesday, 13 April 2016

State of the World’s Plants symposium at RBG Kew, May 2016

Only one week left if you'd like to register for the first international State of the World’s Plants symposium. It takes place on 11th-12th May at RBG Kew to tie in with the launch of a  ground breaking new report. 

Over to Mimi Tanimoto to tell us more: 

"Beginning in 2016, the annual State of the World's Plants report will provide baseline data on important indicator metrics that will tell us how plants are faring and how this is changing over time. As well as showing present status, the report will be forward-looking with horizon scanning to identify important emerging issues and research and knowledge gaps.

The symposium will provide a platform for scientists and policymakers to discuss issues raised in the report.  Global leaders will gather to address key themes including:

-Threats to plant health
-Climate change
-Useful plants
-Invasive plants
-Protected areas
-Extinction risk.

Join us to take stock of the world’s plant diversity, research and trends.

Registration: £120

The registration fee includes attendance, lunch and refreshments on both days and a drinks reception during the poster session on 11 May.
Deadline for registration: 20 April 2016.

For more information and to register, please visit the symposium website