NEWS LETTER AVRIL 2012

EUNOPS 12
European Network of Palm Scientists
Sanremo (Italy) 12-13 may 2012
 
Le 12ème meeting du réseau EUNOPS se déroule cette année dans le cadre de la Villa Nobel de Sanremo (Italy). Il est organisé par 2 partenaires du Projet Phoenix: le CSRP (Centro Studi e Ricerche per le Palme), en collaboration avec le CRA-FSO (Ornamental Plants Research Unit of the Italian Agriculture Research Council). Vous trouverez ci-dessous le programme des communications.
 
Lien vers le site officiel du réseau EUNOPS: http://eunops.org/
 

SATURDAY 12

WELCOME TO THE PARTICIPANTS
Maurizio ZOCCARATO – MAYOR OF SANREMO
Andrea ARTIOLI – COUNCILLOR OF THE PROVINCE OF IMPERIA
Andrea ALLAVENA – DIRECTOR OF CRA-FSO, SANREMO
Claudio LITTARDI – PRESIDENT OF THE CENTRO STUDI E RICERCHE PER LE PALME
 
Session 1 – Evolution and molecular biology (Chair: Frédérique ABERLENC-BERTOSSI)
Alain RIVAL – Epigenetics and palms – what’s beyond the double helix?
James TREGEAR – Investigating the molecular basis of sex determination in Elaeis guineensis
Angela CANO – Phylogenetic relationships and evolutionary patterns in the palm tribe Cryosophilaeae
Thomas COUVREUR – Evolution of the African rattan clade Ancistrophyllinae
 
Session 2 – Evolution, morphology and structure (Chair: Fred STAUFFER)
Elodie ALAPETITE – Why so many stamens in palms? A glimpse into pollen production
Anders BARFOD – New Guinean palm oddities – ornate endocarps in Licuala and associated features
Mikhail ROMANOV – Corky warted fruits in the palm family
Timothy TRANBARGER – What Newton did not discover about falling palm fruit
Fabienne MORCILLO – Palms – an original model to decifer oil biosynthesis
 
Session 3 – Diversity and Ethnobotany (Chair: William BAKER)
Frédérique ABERLENC-BERTOSSI – PhoenixDB: a database and information system for date palm (Phoenix dactylifera L.) genotype identification based on microsatellite markers
Muriel GROS-BALTHAZARD – First evidence of wild date palms (Phoenix dactylifera L.) as demonstrated by genetic and morphometric analyses
Marco BALLARDINI Phoenix hybrids in the Italian Riviera and identification of parents by means of molecular markers
Milvia RACCHI – Genetic analysis of Libyan date palm cultivars using microsatellite markers
Isabel MATEU – The Palm collection of the Botanical Garden in Valencia
 
Session 3 – Continued (Chair: Dennis PEDERSEN)
Joanna SOSNOWSKA – The social nature of palm diversity in the Tambo river region, Peru
Marta GRUCA – Medicinal Uses of Palms
Grisha BROKAMP – Brooms made from fibres of Aphandra natalia – a seemingly antiquated product design may match coming industrial standards
Alexander THEYS – Extending PalmWeb Functionalities to incorporate Palm Use Data
 
Round table discussion: Palm Genomics (Chair: Alain RIVAL)

 

SUNDAY 13

GUIDED VISIT OF THE VILLA ORMOND GARDENS
(Claudio LITTARDI) + practical demonstration of the bicycle tool to climb palms for pruning purpose (José PLUMED and Bernabé MOYA)
 
Session 4 – Evolution, Biogeography and Ecology (Chair: James TREGEAR)
William BAKER – Global biogeography and diversification of palms sheds light on the evolution of tropical floras
Wolf EISERHARDT – Assembly and phylogenetic structure of Amazonian palm communities
Encarni MONTOYA – Neotropical palm biogeography, climate change and human impact – The case of Mauritia flexuosa L.
Julissa RONCAL – Cenozoic colonization and diversification patterns of tropical American palms – evidence from Astrocaryum
Summar NAQVI – First insights onto the distribution and diversity of Phoenix loureiroi in Pakistan
 
Session 5 – Conservation (Chair: Lauren GARDINER)
Mijoro RAKOTOARINIVO – Conservation priorities for palms in Madagascar
Doudjo OUATTARA – Palm flora of Ghana – notes on its diversity, economical importance and conservation
Michel FERRY – Palms, Men and the Red palm weevil
Benedetta CANGELOSI – First applications of “Electronic nose” as method of early detection of Red Palm Weevil (Rhynchophorus ferrugineus Olivier) infestation in Phoenix canariensis
Claudio LITTARDI – Palm pests: a food source?
 
Round table discussion: Palm Conservation (Chairs: William BAKER and Anders BARFOD)

 
 

This news-letter is published in french version by THE PHOENIX PROJECT. English version will be available in december 2012.

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