Conference Program (Full Download)

Day 1: Wednesday 22 May 2019

The program will consist of keynote, and invited speakers as well as oral and poster presentation sessions. 

Time Program
08.00 – 09.00 Registration
09.00 – 10.30 Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn arrives to the event and graciously presides over the opening ceremony and listens to the keynote speakers
Keynote Speaker 1:

The Phadaeng Botanic Garden: A model for a regenerative tropical
By Dr. Rachel Warmington 
     Head of the Eden Science Team, United Kingdom

     (Co-author: Dr.Michael Maunder, Executive Director and Director of Life Sciences, Non-Executive Director of Eden International, United Kingdom

Keynote Speaker 2:

Technical aspects of mine reclamation in the Rhenish Lignite Basin and possible ways of biodiversity, bioeconomy and public use
By  Mr. Arie-Johann Heiertz
      RWE Technology International, Germany 

      (Co-author: Prof. Dr. Ulrich Schurr, Director of IBG-2 Plant Sciences, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany)

10.30 – 11.30 Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn visits the exhibition of IBD2019 
(in parallel with participants coffee break during 10.30 – 11.00 and Keynote Forum 1)
  Keynote Forum 1 : Sustainable Management on Biodiversity
11.00 – 11.30 Biodiversity conservation and management in ASEAN
By Dr. Theresa Mundita S. Lim
      Director of ASEAN Center for Biodiversity, The Philippines
11.30 – 12.00 Role of ex situ conservation and wildlife genome banking for conservation
By Dr. Pierre Comizzoli
      Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, U.S.A.
12.00 – 13.00 Lunch
  Parallel Sessions
14.00 – 17.00  Special Session Session 1 Session 2 Session 3 Session 4 Session 5

World Botanical garden and
ex situ conservation

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Sustainable management on biodiversity

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BioInnovation from the Unseen Biodiversity

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Biodiversity and Health

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Animal ecology : Vertebrate life in diverse environment

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From biodiversity to natural products for drug discovery

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17.00 – 18.00 Poster Session
18.00 – 20.30 Welcome Dinner : International Buffet

Day 2: Thursday 23 May 2019

Time   Program
08.00 – 09.00 Registration
  Keynote Forum 2 : Hotspots on Biodiversiry Special Session (continued) Session 6
09.00 – 09.30 Sustainable management on biodiversity in Thailand
By Prof. Dr. Sanit Aksornkoae
    Fellow of the Royal Institute, Academy of Science, Thailand

World Botanical garden and
ex situ conservation

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Frontiers in taxonomy / taxonomist

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09.30 – 10.00 Biodiversity hotspots in Thailand
By Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sukree Hajisamae
     Prince of Songkla University, Pattani Campus, Thailand
10.00 – 10.30 Coffee Break
  Keynote Forum 3: Biodiversity Conversation & Climate Change Special Session (continued) Session 6
10.30 – 11.00 Potential climate change inpacts on biodiversity and protected areas in Southeast Asia
By Prof. Dr. Richard Corlett
     Director of Center for Integrative Conservation, Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences, P.R. China
World Botanical garden and
ex situ conservation
Frontiers in taxonomy / taxonomist
11.00 – 11.30

Severe coral bleaching and impacts on biodiversity: The 2014-17 global bleaching event and prospects for the future
By Dr. C. Mark Eakin
     Oceanography & Climatology Division, Marine Ecosystems & Climate Branch, NOAA’s Coral Reef Watch Program, U.S.A.

11.30 – 12.00 Long-term research on biodiversity and ecosystem function in tropical forests
By Dr. Stuart J. Davies
      Director of the Center for Tropical Forest Science-Forest Global Earth Observatory Smithsonian Institute, U.S.A.
12.00 – 13.00 Lunch
  Parallel Sessions
13.00 – 17.00
Special Session (continued) Session 6 Session 7 Session 8 Session 9 Session 10 Session 11

World Botanical garden and ex situ conservation

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Frontiers in taxonomy / taxonomist

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Habitat-based research (Terrestrial, Freshwater, Marine and others

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Human and wildlife in the Anthropocene

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Ecotourism & UNESCO Global Geopark

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Ecosystem services and restoration

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Impacts of climate change on biodiversity across scales

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Day 3: Friday 24 May 2019

Time Program
08.00 – 09.00 Registration
  Keynote Forum 4 : Biodiversity Utilization
09.00 – 09.30 Natural Product Sciences in modern drug discovery and paths to the future
By Dr. Frank Petersen
     Executive Director, Natural Products Unit, Global Discovery Chemistry Novartis Pharma, Basel, Switzerland.  
09.30 – 10.00 Saving coral reefs and saving humans lives
By Prof.Dr. Bradley S. Moore
     Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California San Diego, U.S.A.
10.00 – 10.30 Coffee Break
  Keynote Forum 5 : Bioeconomy & Innovation
10.30 – 11.00 Transforming Thailand -the shift to a sustainable bioeconomy
By Prof. Dr. Morakot Tanticharoen
     Senior Advisor to the President of National Science and Technology Development Agency, Thailand.
11.00 – 11.30 Modelling and prediction for sustainable biodiversity
By Dr. Emmanuel Paradis
      IRD Research Director, Institut des Sciences de l’Evolution de Montpellier, France.
11.30 – 12.00 GIS ecosystem mapping and modelling
By Prof. Dr. Marco Ciolli
     Department of Civil Environmental and Mechanical Engineer ( DICAM) University of Trento, Italy.
12.00 – 13.00 Lunch
  Keynote Forum 6 : Ecotourism in a Global Scale
13.00 – 13.30 UNESCO global geoparks and integrated natural heritage Conservation
By Prof. Dr. Ibrahim Komoo
      University of Malaysia Terengganu (UMT) and GGN Executive Board Vice President, UNESCO Global Geopark Council Vice-Chair, Malaysia
13.30 – 14.00 Geotourism models for poverty alleviation in underprivileged areas
By Dr. Young Ng
     Senior Advisor at Danxiashan UNESCO Global Geopark, Honorary Advisor at Association for Geoconservation, Hong Kong.
14.00 – 14.30 Coffee Break
  Keynote Forum 7 : Animal Ecology & Evolution
14.30 – 15.00 Butterfly vision-another view of our world
By Prof. Dr. Kentaro Arikawa
     Sokendai-Hayama (The Graduate University for Advanced Studies) Department of Evolutionary Studies of Biosystems, Japan.
15.00 – 15.30 Non-flying mammal dependent pollination system of Asian Mucuna (Leguminosae)
By Dr. Shun Kobayashi
      Faculty of Science, University of the Ryukyus, Japan
  Special Talk 1
15.30 – 15.45

Towards a planet in balance – Grant opportunities of the National Geographic Society
By Dr. Yannick Kuehl
      Senior Director, Programs and Explorer Development, National Geographic Society, Hong Kong SAR

15.45 – 16.00 Closing Ceremony

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