Keynote Speakers

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Rachel Warmington

Head of the Eden Science Team, Eden Project, United Kingdom

The Phadaeng Botanic Garden: A model for a regenerative tropical botanic garden
22 May 2019
Mr. Arie-Johann Heiertz

RWE Technology International, Germany

Technical aspects of mine reclamation in the Rhenish Lignite Basin and possible ways of biodiversity, bioeconomy and public use
22 May 2019
09.00 – 10.30
Dr. Theresa Mundita S. Lim

Director of ASEAN Center for Biodiversity, The Philippines

Biodiversity conservation and management in ASEAN
22 May 2019
Dr. Pierre Comizzoli

Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, U.S.A.

Role of ex situ conservation and wildlife genome banking for conservation
22 May 2019
11.30 – 12.00
Prof. Dr. Sanit Aksornkoae

Fellow of the Royal Institute, Academy of  Science, Thailand

Sustainable management on biodiversity in Thailand
23 May 2019
Prof. Dr. Richard Corlett

Director of Center for Integrative Conservation, Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences, P.R. China

Potential climate change impacts on biodiversity and protected areas in Southeast Asia
23 May 2019
Dr. C. Mark Eakin

Oceanography & Climatology Division, Marine Ecosystems & Climate Branch, NOAA’s Coral Reef Watch Program, U.S.A.

Severe coral bleaching and impacts on biodiversity: The 2014-17 global bleaching event and prospects for the future
23 May 2019
Dr. Stuart J. Davies

Director of the Center for Tropical Forest Science-Forest Global Earth Observatory, Smithsonian Institute, U.S.A.

Long-term research on biodiversity and ecosystem function in tropical forests
23 May 2019
Dr. Frank Petersen

Executive Director, Natural Products Unit, Global Discovery Chemistry, Novartis Pharma, Basel, Switzerland

Natural product sciences in modern drug discovery and paths to the future
24 May 2019
Prof. Dr. Bradley S. Moore

Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California San Diego, U.S.A.

Saving coral reefs and saving humans lives
24 May 2019
Prof. Dr. Morakot Tanticharoen

Senior Advisor to the President of National Science and Technology Development Agency, Thailand

Transforming Thailand -the shift to a sustainable bioeconomy
24 May 2019
Dr. Emmanuel Paradis

IRD Research Director, Institut des Sciences de l’Evolution de Montpellier, France


Modelling and prediction for sustainable biodiversity
24 May 2019
11.00 – 11.30
Prof. Dr. Marco Ciolli

Department of Civil Environmental and Mechanical Engineer (DICAM) University of Trento, Italy

GIS ecosystem mapping and modelling
24 May 2019
11.30 – 12.00
Prof. Dr. Ibrahim Komoo

University of Malaysia Terengganu (UMT) and GGN Executive Board Vice – President, UNESCO Global Geopark Council Vice-Chair, Malaysia

UNESCO global Geoparks and integrated natural heritage
24 May 2019
Dr. Young Ng

Senior Advisor at Danxiashan UNESCO Global Geopark, Honorary Advisor at Association for Geoconservation, Hong Kong

Geotourism models for poverty alleviation in underprivileged areas
24 May 2019
Prof. Dr. Kentaro Arikawa

Sokendai-Hayama (Graduate University for Advanced Studies), Department of Evolutionary Studies of Biosystems, Japan

Butterfly vision - another view of our world
24 May 2019
14.30 – 15.00
Dr. Shun Kobayashi

Faculty of Science, University of the Ryukyu, Japan

Non-flying mammal dependent pollination system of Asian Mucuna (Leguminosae)
24 May 2019
15.00 – 15.30

Special Talk Speakers

Dr. Yannick Kuehl

Senior Director, Programs and Explorer Development, National Geographic Society, Hong Kong SAR

Towards a planet in balance - Grant opportunities of the National Geographic Society
24 May 2019

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