Keynote Forum

May 22, 2019

1. Dr. Rachel Warmington – The Phadaeng Botanic Garden: A model for a regenerative tropical botanic garden
2. Mr. Arie-Johann Heiertz – Technical aspects of mine reclamation in the Rhenish Lignite Basin and possible ways of biodiversity, bioeconomy and public use
3. Dr. Theresa Mundita S. Lim – Biodiversity conservation and management in ASEAN
4. Dr. Pierre Comizzoli – Role of ex situ conservation and wildlife genome banking for conservation

May 23, 2019

1. Prof. Dr. Sanit Aksornkoae – Sustainable management on biodiversity in Thailand
2. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sukree Hajisamae – Biodiversity hotspots in Thailand
3. Prof. Dr. Richard Corlett – Potential climate change impacts on protected areas in Southeast Asia
4. Dr. C. Mark Eakin – Severe coral bleaching and impacts on biodiversity: The 2014-17 global bleaching event and prospects for the future

May 24, 2019

2. Prof. Dr. Souwalak Phongpaichit – Bioactive fungal metabolites
3. Prof. Dr. Morakot Tanticharoen – Transforming Thailand – the shift to a sustainable bioeconomy
4. Dr. Emmanuel Paradis – Modelling and prediction for sustainable biodiversity
5. Prof. Dr. Marco Ciolli – GIS ecosystem mapping and modelling
6. Mr. Rod Hillman – Making an environment where ecotourism thrives
7. Dr. Young Ng – Geotourism models for poverty alleviation in underprivileged areas
8. Prof. Dr. Kentaro Arikawa – Butterfly vision-another view of our world

Special Session

May 22, 2019

1. Dr. Timothy M.A. Utteridge – Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew: from species discovery to conservation
2. Mr. Alexander Hirtz – The need for endangered species conservation in the botanical garden of Quito-Ecuador
3. Prof. Leonid V. Averyanov – Actual issues of climate changing for the world flora and vegetation
5. Mr. Allen Tan – The Habitat Penang Hill: a public-private partnership model for managing key protected areas for ecotourism and generating funding for conservation in Malaysia

May 23, 2019

1. Dr. David Middleton – How much do we know about the plant diversity of Southeast Asia?
2. Dr. Didik Widyatmoko – Strategic roles of botanic gardens in conserving threatened plant species: a case of Indonesia
3. Prof. Peter Hollingsworth – Science and conservation at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
4. Prof. Li Chia-wei – Rescuing the endangered tropical plants
5. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Johan Willem Frederik Slik – The UBD Botanical Research Centre: collecting, mapping, describing, growing and protecting the Brunei flora
6. Mr. Rik Gadella – Pha Tad Ke Botanical Garden, in and ex situ Lao PDR
8. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hoang Van Sam – Conservation of threatened plant in Vietnam
10. Mrs. Thais Almeida – Challenges of a botanical garden in the conservation in a megadiverse country
11. Dr. Guillermo Pino Infante – The Botanical Garden of Parque de las Leyendas, Lima, Perú, an oasis of conservation in the middle of the desert
12. Mr. Sam Oeurn Sothy Roth – Ex-situ conservation and Sok An-Phnom Kulen Orchid Research and conservation center

Parallel Sessions

Session 2 – BioInnovation from the unseen biodiversity

2. Dr. Phillipe Desmeth – Culture collection: managing the unseen biodiversity
3. Prof. Dr. Saisamorn Lumyong – Microbial diversity: an undertapped industrial resource
7. Dr. Thidarat Nimchua – Microbial enzymes: tools for biotechnological processes

Session 3 – Biodiversity and Health

1. Dr. Serge Morand – Biodiversity and health: linking life, ecosystems and societies
4. Dr. Theresa Mundita S. Lim – Integration of biodiversity conservation in the health sector
6. Dr. Pierre Comizzoli – Reproductive biotechnology for biodiversity preservation

Session 4 – Animal ecology: Vertebrate life in diverse environment

1. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Kanto Nishikawa – Comparative study on breeding ecology and life history in Japanese salamanders
2. Assist. Prof. Dr. Komsorn Lauprasert – Effect of environmental factors on edible burrowing frogs in northeastern Thailand
4. Prof. Dr. Suchinda Malaivijitnond – How stone tool use behavior emerged in long-tailed macaques: environment or genetics?
7. Mr. Daosavanh Sanamxay – First record and range extension of the flying squirrel, Petinomys setosus (Rodentia: Sciuridae: Pteromyini) from Lao PDR

Session 5 – From biodiversity to natural products for drug discovery

4. Prof. Dr. Bungorn Sripanidkulchai – Translational research of selected plant in Zingiberaceae
5. Prof. Dr. Supayang P. Voravuthikunchai – Plant-derived natural products as source materials for commercial utilization

Session 6 – Frontiers in taxonomy

2. Prof. Dr. Samuel James – Integrative taxonomy for earthworm biodiversity detection, conservation and applications to human-managed ecosystems
3. Prof. Dr. Henrik Enghoff – Millipedes through space and time
4. Mr. Jonathan Ablett – Natural history collections: why are they so important?
5. Prof. Dr. Pranom Chantaranothai – Why flora of Thailand…How far we have reached?
6. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nantasak Pinkaew – Taxonomic study of Olethreutine moths (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) in Thailand and new discoveries in last two decades
9. Dr. Pipat Soisook – Diversity and conservation of bats in Southeast Asia – the role of taxonomy beyond borders

Session 7 – Habitat-based research (terrestrial, freshwater, marine and others)

1. Dr. Kansri Boonpragob – The influence of microclimate on biodiversity of lichens in the tropical forests at Khao Yai National Park, Thailand
5. Dr. Pinsak Suraswadi – Sandy beach ecosystems in Thailand: emerging issues and management interventions
8. Dr. Penjai Sompongchaiyakul – Marine exploration: lessons learned from research vessels

Session 8 – Human and wildlife in the Anthropocene

3. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tommaso Savini – Urgent need to protect the endangered Gurney’s pitta and its habitat
5. Dr. Steve Platt – Turtle conservation in Myanmar: impact of wildlife trafficking and conservation options

Session 9 – Ecotourism & UNESCO Global Geopark

1. Prof. Dr. Ibrahim Komoo – Integrated heritage conservation and sustainable use in Asia Pacific Geoparks
2. Dr. Mahito Watanabe – Geotourism in geoparks in Japan conservation and wise use of geodiversity
4. Mr. Narongrit Thungprue – Satun UNESCO Global Geopark: empowering local communities and people by creating jobs
5. Ms. Chen Fang – Biodiversity and ecotourism in Chinese geoparks: Danxiashan UNESCO Global Geopark of China as an example
6. Dr. Soo-Jae Lee – Ecotourism and geotourism: a reliable power engine for the sustainable development of local areas in Korea
7. Mr. Rath Jitrattana – Geotourism, the engine of sustainable development for local communities in Satun UNESCO Global Geopark

Session 10 – Ecosystem services and restoration

1. Dr. Stephen Elliott – A new age of forest restoration
2. Dr. Beria Leimona – Ecosystem services at watershed level
3. Dr. Aor Pranchai – Restoration of mangrove forests
4. Dr. Decharut Sukkumnoed – Economic aspect of ecosystem services and restoration
5. Dr. Pimonrat Tiansawat – Forest restoration of upland northern Thailand: an ongoing project in Nan province
6. Mr. Michael Jenke – The importance of social networks in the restoration of degraded forests
7. Round table discussion on “Ecosystem services and restoration: what do we know? what more do we need to know?” (Moderator – Mr. Chawapich Vaidhayakarn)

Session 11 – Impacts of climate change on biodiversity across scales

3. Dr. Hyungwoo Lim – Forest ecosystems in a warmer world
4. Dr. Sitthisak Moukomla – Spatiotemporal variation of net radiation over the different ecosystem in Mainland Southeast Asia
5. Dr. Nantida Sutummawong – Species traits inform migratory bird’s response to climate change
6. Dr. Warren Y. Brockelman – Possible effects of climate change on recruitment of the wild rambutan tree Nephelium melliferum on the Mo Singto plot, Khao Yai National Park, Thailand
7. Dr. Pantana Torngern – Linking sap flow to canopy fluxes
8. Dr. Akihiro Nakamura – Invitation to forest canopy ecology: global scale collaboration opportunities
9. Dr. Ekaphan Kraichak – Variation in beta-diversity with microclimate across scale: cases from Bryophytes
10. Mr. Narin Jaroonrattanapak – Mapping above-ground biomass to monitoring changes under perceived impacts of climate change in Thailand
13. Dr. Niles Hasselquist – How changes in nitrogen availability affect the cycling of carbon in forests

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