Special Session Speakers

Special Session Speaker

Dr. Timothy M.A. Utteridge

Head of Identification & Naming and Asia Team Leader,
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Richmond, United Kingdom

Royal botanic gardens, Kew: From species discovery to conservation
22 May 2019
14.00-14.30
Mr. Alexander Hirtz

Jardin Botanico de Quito, Ecuador

The need for endangered species conservation in the Botanical Garden of Quito-Ecuador
22 May 2019
14.30-15.00
Prof. Leonid V. Averyanov

Komarov Botanical Institute of the Russian Academy of Science, Russia

Actual issues of climate changing for the world flora and vegetation
22 May 2019
15.30-16.00
Dr. Huabin Hu

Deputy Director of Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden (XTBG),

Chinese Academy of Sciences, P.R.China

Role of Chinese Union of Botanical Gardens in native plants conservation
22 May 2019
16.00-16.30
Mr. Allen Tan

Managing Director, Penang Botanic Gardens, Malaysia

The Habitat Penang Hill: A public-private partnership model for managing key protected areas for ecotourism and generating funding for conservation in Malaysia
22 May 2019
16.30-17.00
Dr. David Middleton

Director of research and conservation,

Singapore Botanic Gardens, Singapore

How much do we know about the plant diversity of Southeast Asia
23 May 2019
09.00-09.30
Prof.Dr. Didik Widyatmoko

Senior Researcher of the Research Center for Plant Conservation and  Botanic Gardens, the Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI), Indonesia

Strategic roles of botanic gardens in conserving threatened plant species: a case of Indonesia
23 May 2019
09.30-10.00
Prof. Pete Hollingsworth

Director of Science and Deputy Keeper, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Science and conservation at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
23 May 2019
10.00 – 10.30
Prof. Li Chia-wei

Department of Life Science, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan

Rescuing the endangered tropical plants
23 May 2019
11.00-11.30
Assoc.Prof.Dr. Johan Willem Frederik Slik

the UBD Herbarium, Faculty of Science,

Universiti Brunei Darussalam, Brunei Darussalam

The UBD Botanical Research Centre: Collecting, mapping, describing, growing and protecting the Brunei flora
23 May 2019
11.30-12.00
Mr. Rik Gadella

Director, Pha Tad Ke Botanical Garden, Lao PDR

Pha Tad Ke Botanical Garden, in and ex situ Lao PDR
23 May 2019
13.00-13.30
Assist. Prof. Dr. Esperanza Maribel G. Agoo

Biology Department  De La Salle University, The Philippines

The role of botanical gardens in the Philippines in biodiversity conservation
23 May 2019
13.30-14.00
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hoang Van Sam

Vietnam National University of Forestry, Vietnam

Conservation of threatend plant species in Vietnam
23 May 2019
14.30-15.00
Prof. Henrik Balslev

Department of Bioscience – Ecoinformatics and Biodiversity,

Aarhus University, Denmark

Biosdiversity in the Anthropocene - a historical perspective
23 May 2019
15.00-15.30
Mrs. Thais Almeida

Rio de Janeiro Botanical Garden, Brazil

Challenges of a botanical garden in the conservation in a megadiverse country
23 May 2019
15.30 – 16.00


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