Biodiversity is fundamental for human life and vital for the functioning of ecosystems. Human welfare depends on biodiversity, as it provides natural services such as fresh water and clean air, biological resources such as medicinal plants and food, as well as economic benefits of industrial development. Recognizing the importance of biodiversity to the quality of life and the economy, Thailand has been ramping up the effort in research into biodiversity and sustainable utilization as well as conservation. The richness of biodiversity and intensive effort in diversity exploration and conservation in Thailand, therefore, serve as a perfect backdrop for IBD2019. IBD2019 will consist of scientific conference and comprehensive exhibition dedicated to showcase the work of various local and international research organizations, government agencies, universities, schools, non-profit organizations, local communities and private companies contributing to biodiversity research and conservation in Thailand and neighboring countries.

CONFERENCE DATE

22 – 24 May 2019

Main Topic

1. Special Session 
World botanical garden and ex situ conservation
– Botanical garden & management
– Conservation activities
– Activities relevant to biodiversity
– Sustainability or other specific botanical research and activities

2. Species in Natural Ecosystem
2.1 Frontiers in taxonomy/taxonomist
2.2 Biodiversity and health
2.3 Animal ecology : Vertebrate life in diverse environment
2.4 Habitat-based research (Terrestrial, freshwater, marine and others)

3. Utilization
3.1 BioInnovation from the unseen biodiversity
3.2 From biodiversity to natural products for drug discovery

4. Impacts and Threats
4.1 Human and wildlife in the Anthropocene
4.2 Impacts of climate change on biodiversity across scales

5. Novel Technology for Biodiversity

6. Management
6.1 Ecosystem services and restoration
6.2 Ecotourism and UNESCO Global Geopark
6.3 Sustainable management on biodiversity

Speakers

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Organized By

Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST)

National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA)

National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (BIOTEC)

Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MNRE)

Biodiversity-Based Economy Development Office (BEDO)

In Cooperation With

Center of Excellence on Biodiversity, Office of the Higher Education Commission

Department of Marine and Coastal Resources

Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation (DNP)

King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT)

National Research Council of Thailand (NRCT)

National Science Museum Thailand (NSM)

Office of Natural Resources and Environmental Policy and Planning (ONEP)

Royal Forest Department

The Thailand Research Fund (TRF)

The Zoological Park Organization

Supported By

Fund for Sustainable Education (FUSE) – SAVITA FOUNDATION

Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau (TCEP)

Sponsored By

Bangchak Corporation Public Company Limited

Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand

National Science Technology and Innovation Policy Office

PTT Exploration and Production Public Company Limited

The Siam Cement PCL

Tourism Authority of Thailand