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Section Board for 'Plant Diversity' (32)

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Dr. Samir C. Debnath
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Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, St. John's, NL, Canada
Tel. 709-772-4788
Interests: berry crops; breeding; biodiversity; biotechnology; genetic enhancement; in vitro culture; micropropagation; molecular marker; wild germplasm
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Prof. Carl Beierkuhnlein
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Universität Bayreuth, Bayreuth, Germany
Fax: +49 921552315
Interests: biogeography; global change ecology; plant diversity; beta-diversity, Springs
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Prof. Giovanni Bacaro
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Department of Life Sciences, University of Trieste, Trieste, Italy
Interests: biodiversity conservation; rarefaction methods; plant ecology; biological invasion; sampling design; spatial autocorrelation; diversity patterns; multivariate analysis
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Prof. Nigel Barker
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Department of Plant and Soil Sciences, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa
Interests: systematics; phylogeography; biodiversity; African mountain ecosystems; African orphan crops; science education
Dr. Lassaâd Belbahri
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Laboratory of Soil Science, University of Neuchâtel, 11 Rue Emile Argand, CH-2000, Neuchâtel, Switzerland
Tel. +41765763069
Interests: molecular and cellular biology; plant physiology; plant biotechnology; applied plant biotechnology; molecular biology; genetic tools used in ecology
Dr. Jesús M. Castillo
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University of Seville, Sevilla, Spain
Interests: brackish wetlands; climate change; ecological restoration; environmental stress; invasive plant species; plant ecology; salt marshes
Dr. Zoltán Botta-Dukát
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MTA Centre for Ecological Research, Institute of Ecology and Botany, H-2163, Vácrátót, Alkotmány u. 2-4., Hungary
Fax: +36 28360147
Interests: functional diversity; assembly rules; plant invasion; applied statistics; phytosociology; macroecology
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Prof. Matthieu Chauvat
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University of Rouen Normandie, France
Interests: soil ecology; invasion ecology; soil fauna; above-belowground interactions
Prof. Dr. William S. Currie
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School for Environment and Sustainability, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, University of Michigan, USA
Interests: ecosystem ecology; biogeochemistry including carbon and nutrient cycling; physics and energetics; landscapes and coupled human-natural systems; land conservation and management; biofuels and food security; computational modeling and simulation; synthesis using models; and philosophical foundations of modeling
Dr. Yong-Bi Fu
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Plant Gene Resources of Canada, Saskatoon Research Centre, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, 107 Science Place, Saskatoon, SK S7N 0X2, Canada
Fax: 306-385-9489
Interests: crop genetic diversity and domestication; plant population and conservation genetics; molecular characterization and conservation of plant germplasm; in situ conservation and utilization of native plants; molecular markers and DNA sequence analysis
Prof. Dr. Oliver Gailing
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Forest Genetics and Forest Tree Breeding, University of Goettingen, Büsgenweg 2, 37077 Göttingen, Germany
Interests: ecological and conservation genetics; forest genetics; DNA barcoding of plants
Dr. José M. García del Barrio
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CIFOR-INIA, Department of Forest Ecosystems and Resources, Crta LA Coruña km 7, 28040 Madrid, Spain
Interests: biodiversity monitoring; vascular plants diversity patterns; alpha; beta and gamma diversity; land use changes and landscape diversity; forest and landscape ecology
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Dr. Richard Hrivnák
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Institute of Botany, Plant Science and Biodiversity Center, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava, Slovakia
Interests: vegetation ecology; phytosociology; lentic and lotic ecosystems; floodplain forests; orchids; European temperate zone
Dr. Collins A. Kimbeng
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Sugarcane breeding and genetics, Louisiana State University Agricultural Center (LSU AgCenter), Sugar Research Station, 5755 LSU AgRoad, St. Gabriel, LA 70776, USA
Fax: +1 225 578 1403
Interests: improving early generation selection in sugarcane; development of sugarcane germplasm using conventional and molecular approaches; genetics of sugarcane
Dr. Eva Knop
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University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
Interests: biodiversity; species interactions; global change; biological invasions; light pollution; agricultural intensification; urbanization
Prof. Juan Lorite
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1. Department of Botany, Universidad de Granada, Granada, Spain
2. Interuniversity Institute for Earth System of Andalucía
Interests: plant Conservation; plant Diversity; alpine Plant Ecology; restoration Ecology
Dr. Simona Maccherini
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Department of Life Sciences, Università degli Studi di Siena, Siena, Italy
Interests: monitoring restoration; cross-taxon congruence; grassland ecology; biodiversity conservation; biodiversity assessment
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Dr. Daniel K. Manter
USDA-ARS-NPA, Soil-Plant-Nutrient Research Unit, 2150 Centre Avenue, Building D, Suite 100 Fort Collins, CO 80526, USA
Fax: +1 970 492 7213
Interests: biodiversity; microbial ecology; rhizosphere biology; plant-pathogen interactions; mechanisms of plant defense
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Prof. Dr. Mario A. Pagnotta
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Dipartimento di Scienze Agrarie e Forestali (DAFNE), Department of Agricultural and Forestry scieNcEs, Tuscia University, Via S. C. de Lellis, snc 01100 Viterbo, Italy
Interests: plant population genetics; plant evolution and domestication; in situ and ex situ conservation of plant germplasm; molecular characterization; molecular markers; molecular evolution; plant breeding
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Dr. Ana Pintado
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Department of Pharmacology, Pharmacognosy and Botany, Faculty of Pharmacy, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain
Interests: lichen and moss ecophysiology; stress effects on plants; biological soil crusts; polar and arid terrestrial ecosystems; gas exchange and water relations
Prof. Dr. Stefan Porembski
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Department of Botany, Institute of Biosciences, University of Rostock, D-18051 Rostock, Germany
Interests: inselbergs; plant adaptations; rock outcrops; tropical botany
Dr. Matt Renner
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National Herbarium of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
Interests: Systematics; phylogenetics; morphometrics; nomenclature; Bryophytes
Prof. Péter Török
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1. MTA-DE Lendület Functional and Restoration Ecology Research Group, Egyetem tér 1, Debrecen, H-4032, Hungary
2. Department of Ecology, University of Debrecen, Debrecen, Hungary
Interests: grassland restoration; seed banks; vegetation; succession; species assembly
Dr. Maurizio Rossetto
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National Herbarium of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
Interests: adaptation; dispersal; landscape genetics; trees; population genomics; rainforest; restoration; speciation
Prof. Dr. Julio Peñas de Giles
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Department of Botany, University of Granada, Granada, Spain
Interests: biodiversity conservation; biogeography of plants; plant diversity; mediterranean, arid and alpine biomes
Dr. Federico Sebastiani
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Istituto per la Protezione Sostenibile delle Piante, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Sesto Fiorentino, Italy
Interests: molecular ecology; biodiversity; population genetics; plant transcriptome; plastidial genomics; metagenomics; wine yeast genetics
Prof. Dr. Rüdiger Wittig
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Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Interests: flora and vegetation; biodiversity; efficiency of nature conservation Regions: Central Europe, Sudanian and Sahelian zone of West Africa Ecosystems/landscapes (of the regions above): Forests, settlements, savannah
Dr. Bjorn Robroek
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School of Biological Sciences, University of Southampton, UK
Interests: biodiversity-ecosystem functioning; plant-soil interactions; carbon and nutrient dynamics; wetland ecology; winter ecology
Dr. Raúl Romero-Calcerrada
Rey Juan Carlos University, Paseo de los Artilleros s/n. E-28032 Vicálvaro, Madrid, Spain
Tel. ++34 91 4888520; Fax: +34 91 4887068
Interests: landscape monitoring with GIS and remote sensing; modelling human-landscape interactions; land-use/cover change; human ignition risk; natural protected areas; landscape ecology
Dr. Leonardo Rosati
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Università degli Studi della Basilicata, Potenza, Italy
Interests: vascular flora; taxonomy; vegetation ecology; vegetation mapping; habitat conservation; phytosociology; plant diversity; Mediterranean region; phytoclimate; Apennines
Dr. Genlou Sun
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Biology Department, Saint Mary's University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3H 3C3, Canada
Interests: plant genetics; cytogenetics; systematics; molecular genetics; population genetics and biotechnology
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Prof. Dr. Ben-Erik Van Wyk
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SARChI National Research Chair in Indigenous Plant Use, Department of Botany and Plant Biotechnology, University of Johannesburg, P.O. Box 524, Johannesburg 2006, South Africa
Interests: plant systematics; plant taxonomy; Apiaceae (Umbelliferae); Fabaceae (Leguminosae); chemosystematics; useful plants; medicinal plants; ethnobotany
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