XVI International Botanical Congress tentative media briefing schedule


Monday, August 2

Morning Media Briefings, 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. (Continental Breakfast)

Mass Extinction of the Earth's Plant Species: Can We Prevent It?
8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.//Peter Raven, Ph.D., President, XVI International Botanical Congress, and Director of the Missouri Botanical Garden

The Human Footprint on Earth: New Research
8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.//Jane Lubchenco, Ph.D., Wayne and Gladys Valley Professor of Marine Biology and Distinguished Professor of Zoology, Oregon State University

Afternoon Media Briefings, 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. (Lunch)

Threatened Islands: Storehouses of Biological Treasures
12:30 p.m. - 12:50 p.m.//Gregory Anderson, Ph.D., Professor and Department Head at the University of Connecticut

Alien Invasions: Combating Aggressive Takeovers
12:50 p.m. - 1:10 p.m.//Mike Wingfield, Ph.D., Mondi Professor of Forest Pathology; Director, Forestry and Agricultural Biotechnology Institute and Tree Pathology Co-operative Programme; Faculty of Biological and Agricultural Sciences, University of Pretoria, Republic of South Africa

The Role of Plants in Controlling Climate Change
1:10 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.//Pamela A. Matson, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences, and The Institute for International Studies, Stanford University

    *Please check with the IBC press office for the final schedule of media briefings and updates throughout the week. (Food will be provided to journalists at the briefings.)

Tuesday, August 3

Morning Media Briefings, 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. (Continental Breakfast)

Ethnobotany: A New Plant Discovery to Cure Disease
8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.// Maurice Iwu, Ph.D., President, International Society of Ethnobiolog

Contact: Eileen Kugler
XVI International Botanical Congress

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