GFDD to Participate in VIII Caribbean Biodiversity CongressJanuary 27, 2014
GFDD and FUNGLODE will participate in the VIII Caribbean Biodiversity Congress (CBDC), which will take place from January 29 to February 2 at the Hotel Magna in Santo Domingo. The Autonomous University of Santo Domingo, along with other organizations, has organized this event every three years since 2002. The CBDC enthusiastically welcomes hundreds of experts and scientists who are focused on the study and protection of biodiversity in the Caribbean region.
VIII Caribbean Biodiversity Congress
The event provides a great opportunity for interaction among national and international researchers while promoting the development of new collaborative efforts among organizations and scientists of the region as well
as strengthening existing ones.
Presentations will cover the following areas of research:
- Conservation and Biosecurity
- Sustainable Development and Management of Natural Resources
- Description, Inventory and Quantification of Biodiversity
- Ecology and Evolution
- Environmental Education and Bioethics
- Genetic Resource
Prospecting and Access
- Systematics and Biogeography
Members of the GFDD team will attend the presentations throughout the four-day congress. In addition to attending various activities, Cristiana Cruz Minier, Coordinator of GFDD’s EcoHuertos Program, will be participating in a symposium entitled Flora de la
Española, wherein she will present the preliminary results of her thesis: “Conucos y Huertos Familiares en Barreras, Azua: Entornos de vida para la subsistencia y el estudio etnobotánico.” The presentation will take place on February 1st at 2:20 pm in Salon C of Hotel Magna.