Invited Speakers:

Opening Adress:

Assistant Director-General for Natural Sciences
UNESCO
France

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Symposium I: Acceleration of Biodiversity Assessment and Inventorying

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Acting Head, Ecosystem Assessment Programme
UNEP-WCMC
UK
Museu de Zoologia
University of Sao Paulo
Brazil
Institute of Zoology
Zoological Society of London
UK
National Bioinformation Centre
Korean Research Institute of Bioscience
and Biotechnology
Korea
Department of Botany
The Natural History Museum, London
UK
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
Panamà
Ecologia De La Biodiversidad
Instituto de Ecología, UNAM
Mexico
Pierluigi Nimis
Dipartimento di Biologia
University of Trieste
Italy
Laboratoire d'Ecologie Alpine
Domaine Universitaire de Grenoble
France
Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Center for Environmental Sciences & Engineering 
University of Connecticut 
USA

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Symposium II: Biodiversity: Functions and uses

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School of Construction Management
and Engineering
University of Reading 
UK
Wilhelm Barthlott
Nees-Institut für Biodiversität der Pflanzen
University of Bonn
Germany
Giessen Research Center in Infectious Diseases
University of Giessen
Germany
Institut de Recherche sur la Biologie de l'Insecte
University of Tours, Faculty of Sciences and Technics
France
School of Law, Faculty of Social Sciences,
Law and Education
University of Nottingham
UK
Executive Director
European Environment Agency
Denmark
Resource and Environmental Economics Institute for Food and Resource Economics (ILR)
University of Bonn
Germany
Department of Biological Sciences
Stanford University
USA
Centre for Biomimetics and
Natural Technologies
University of Bath
UK
Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory and Department of Biology
Colorado State University
USA
Forschungsstelle für Europäisches Umweltrecht
University of Bremen
Germany

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Symposium III: Biodiversity Change – The 2010 Target and Beyond

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Erwin Beck
Lehrstuhl Pflanzenphysiologie
University of Bayreuth 
Germany
Comparative Genomics Centre
James Cook University
Australia
Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater
Ecology and Inland Fisheries
Germany
Ecologie, Systématique et Evolution
University of Paris at Orsay
France
Instituto Nazionale per la Fauna Sylvatica
Italy
NERC Centre for Population Biology
Division of Biology
Imperial College London
UK
Environmental Science
University of Northampton
UK
Natural Resources and Environment
CSIR
South Africa
Division of Ornithology
The University of Kansas
USA
NASA
USA