Biodiversity Hotspots - Evolution and Conservation
March 26-28, 2009 at the National Museum of Natural History (Luxembourg)

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List of topics and speakers

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Thursday (March 26th, 2009)
Time Topic  Referent
18:45 Address of welcome G. Bechet - MNHN Lux. (L)
R. Bausch - FNR Lux. (L)
Global biodiversity conservation: the critical role of hotspots R. A. Mittermeier  - Conservation International (USA)
20:00 Welcome party
Friday (March 27th, 2009)
09:00 Diversity and diversification in the islands of the Macaronesian region B. Emerson - University East Anglia (UK)
09:30 Sulawesi, Island between the Realms: Biodiversity Research in Central Indonesia A. Koch  - Museum König (D)
09:50 Modelling the biodiversity of moths in the “Heart of Borneo” J. Beck  - University Basel (CH)  
10:10 Amphibian hotspot Madagascar: species extinction risk through the chytrid fungus S. Lötters  - University Trier (D)  
10:30 Coffee break
11:00 Tropical forest biodiversity: threats and solutions N. Stork  - University Melbourne (AU)
11:30 Responses of vertebrates to forest fragmentation in the Neotropics D. Vetter  et al. - University Freiburg (D)  
11:50 Herbivore hotspots in the Mara region of Kenya in relation to land use and vegetation N. Bhola  - University Groningen (NL)  
12:10 Floristic diversity of wild coffee forests in SW Ethiopia and implications for conservation C. Schmitt - Institute of Forest and Env. Policy (D)  
12:30 Lunch
14:30 Global change effects on alpine plant diversity G. Grabherr  - University Wien (A)
15:00 Centres of endemism of Noctuidae (Lepidoptera) in the Palaearctic high mountains Z. Varga - University Debrecen (H)
15:20 Multiscale evolution of species range under changing climate C. Parisod - University Oslo (N)  
15:40 The Carpathian refugia in differentiation and speciation of aquatic Diptera: a case study L. Ujvarosi & M. Balint - University Cluj (RO)  
16:00 Coffee break
16:30 Patterns of biodiversity in a Mediterranean landscape: Effects of land use and modeled effects of climate change T. Dayan  - University Tel Aviv (ISR)
Poster session  
Saturday (March 28th, 2009)
09:00 New insights on explosive speciation and adaptive radiation of African cichlid fishes C. Sturmbauer  - University Graz (A)
09:30 Polychaeta associated with cold-water coral reefs in the Northeast Atlantic and the Mediterranean, with special emphasis on scale worms (Polynoidae) D. Fiege  & R. Barnich - Museum Senckenberg (D)
09:50 Microendemism and environmental variability in the Malagasy biodiversity hotspot B. Isambert - Imperial College London (UK)  
10:10 Phylogeography and conservation genetics of the Iberian three-spined stickleback (Gasterosteus aculeatus) M. Vila et al.  - University Coruna (ES)  
10:30 Coffee break
11:00 Mediterranean peninsulas - the evolution of hotspots G. Hewitt  - University East Anglia (UK)
11:30 Species and genetic diversity in the Mediterranean: do the two levels of biodiversity correlates? C. Conord  - INRA Avignon (F)  
11:50 European hotspots as evidenced by the Palearctic distribution of songbirds R. Sluys  - University Amsterdam (NL)  
12:10 Expansion of passerine bird taxa in the northern Palearctic in the holocene   C. S.Roselaar - University Amsterdam (NL)  
12:30 Lunch
14:30 Importance of biodiversity hotspot for species conservation : some examples in Europe and South East Asia J. Michaux - INRA Montpellier (F)
15:00 Impacts of Biofuels on southeast asian biodiversity hotspots L. P. Koh  - ETH Zürich (CH)
15:20 Biodiversity Action Plans in Portugal’s Agroforestry Business N. G. Oliveira - AmBioDiv - Valor Natural Lisbon (PO)  
15:40 Phylogenetic diversity to reveal conservation priorities   M. Monzel - Saarbrücken (D)  
16:00 Coffee break
16:30 Deep-Sea Biodiversity research A. Brandt  - University Hamburg (D)
17:30 Parting words    

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