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Workshop on Plant Biodiversity in Northeast Asia and North Asia
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Topics:1.To make progress on Mapping Asia Plants, list species database according to the existing plant checklists and relevant literature in different regions, evaluate and determine the blank area of plant classification and protection in Asia

2. To establish and strengthen the collaborative network of researchers in North East Asia and North Asia in the promotion of Mapping Asia Plants, and to strengthen cooperation on projects, platforms and experts with the other countries;

3. To establish an alliance membership mechanism, and promote data sharing among agencies and experts in various countries;

4. To understand how to acquire and manage the long-term monitoring data of forests.

Organizers: Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences

           School of Forestry, Northeast Forestry University

Time: July 13-14, 2017

Venue: Room 517, West Wing of the Main Building, School of Forestry

Schedule

July 13

09:00-09:20

Welcome and Introductions

09:20-09:50

Progress on Mapping Asia Plants (MAP)

Keping Ma

09:50-10:10

Group photo and tea break

Session 1

North Asia, Central Asia and West Asia

10:10-10:30

Flora and red list species database in North Asia

Jianhua Xue & Wenjun Li

10:30-10:50

Floristic patterns of North Asia: state of art and biogeographic regularities(to be updated)

Pavel V. Krestov

10:50-12:10

Discussion on the update of the plant checklist, and more information for plant distributions in North Asia

12:10-13:30

Lunch

13:30-13:50

Progress of Mapping Asia Plants in Central Asia

Wenjun Li

13:50-14:10

A Plant diversity of Uzbekistan: the history of botanical investigations and prospects(to be updated)

Habibullo Shomurodov

14:10-14:30

Flora, checklists and occurrence data for thevascular and spore plants in Tajikistan, based on Floras (1957-1991) and new records published in scientific journals in the last 25 years

Hikmat Hisoriev

14:30-14:50

Tea break

14:50-17:00

Discussion on the update of the plant checklist, and more information for plant distributions in Central Asia.

17:00-17:20

Progress of Mapping Asia Plants in West Asia

Xuehong Xu

17:20-18:00

Discussion on the update of the plant checklist, and more information for plant distributions in West Asia.

18:30

Dinner

July 14

Session 2

Northeast Asia

08:30-08:50

Plant checklists in Northeast Asia

Hongfeng Wang

08:50-09:10

Checklists, literatures and occurrence data: Biodiversity information of vascular plants in Japan

Motomi Ito

09:10-11:10

Discussion on the update of the plant checklist, and more information for plant distributions in Northeast Asia.

11:10-11:20

Closing remarks

Background of Mapping Asia Plans

The Asian Biodiversity Conservation and Data Network (ABCDNet) is the first project led by China in the area of Asian regional biodiversity conservation and information development. Its goal is to build the platform of biodiversity protection and information sharing for the Asian countries and regional organizations. It has become an influential regional cooperative project for international biodiversity research and protection.

Background

The loss of biodiversity and the degradation of ecosystems are more and more serious in Asia, so it is urgent to formulate biodiversity conservation programs, implement conservation actions, and win support from relevant information infrastructures. However, the information on Asia biodiversity conservation and its sustainable use is very fragmented. There is no one Asian biodiversity information platform covering will scattered information and providing regional level information service for biodiversity conservation, especially the relevant Conventions implementing biodiversity protection. In this context, the Biodiversity Committee held the Asian Biodiversity Data Sharing Workshop in Zhaoqing, Guangdong in March 2013, which were attended by 17 representatives from China, India, South Korea, Indonesia, the ASEAN Centre of Biodiversity (ACB), the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN), and other countries and organizations. In the meeting, participants reached consensus on the proposal of integrating online resources of biodiversity, establishing a regional biodiversity information network, and providing data service. The decision to establish the Asian Biodiversity Conservation and Data Network (ABCDNet) was also made under discussion.

Organization

Keping Ma, a researcher at the Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and Professor K. N. Ganeshaiah from Bangalore Kasetsart University, India, co-chair the working group. Other members of the ABCDNet working group come from the National Committee for Chinese and the Biosphere, the Korea National University, the Biological Center of Scientific Research Institute of Indonesia, the ASEAN Center of Biodiversity, the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development and the IUCN Asia Office. At the second workshop held in April 2014, Professor Liliya Dimeyeva from Kazakhstan was added as a member of the working group, and the ABCDNet office was affiliated to the Biodiversity Committee of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

Table 1. Members of the Asian Biodiversity Conservation and Data Network (ABCDNet)

Name

Post

Unit

Keping Ma

Co-chairman

Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences

K N Ganeshaiah

Co-chairman

Bangalore Kasetsart University, India

Nakul Chettri

Member

International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD)

Dedy Darnaedi

Member

Biological Center of Scientific Research Institute of Indonesia

Liliya Dimeyeva

Member

Institute of Plant Research, Ministry of Education and Science, Kazakhstan

Eun-Shik Kim

Member

Korea National University

Sheila Gorosin Vergara

Member

ASEAN Centre of Biodiversity

Ding Wang

Member

National Committee for Chinese and the Biosphere

Chunquan Zhu

Member

IUCN China Office

Mapping Asia Plants

At the ABCDNet working group meeting in 2015, the Mapping Asia Plants (MAP) was proposed. Two pilot projects on the current Asia plant resources, such as species, related database, and web resources were also implemented to promote the progress of MAP, which were the 100 Most Endangered Plants in Asia, and Southeast Asia Plant Biodiversity Information Infrastructure (SEADiv) . Since 2017, MAP has been steadily promoted in South Asia, Northeast Asia, North Asia, Central Asia and West Asia.

 Table 2 Workshops on Mapping Asia Plants in Different Asian Areas

Order

Workshop

Time

Venue

1

Workshop on Mapping Asia Plants (MAP): Southeast Asia Plant Database Development

Nov. 28-30, 2016

Beijing

2

Workshop on Mapping Asia Plants (MAP): South Asia Plant Database Development

Mar. 28-29, 2017

Xishuangbanna