The sixth edition of Seed Ecology will be devoted to various aspects of functional seed ecology but also to disciplines which can be connected to seed ecological aspects such as molecular biology and physiology of seeds or any pollen aspects which result in the successful fertilization of egg cells and finally seed production.
Specifically, the focus of the meeting will be on the mechanisms and processes determining seed dispersal, seed germination, seed persistence, and population genetic aspects related to these. Presentations on pivotal applied aspects of seed ecology, such as seed-based conservation or restoration management, are also welcome.
The meeting will comprise four keynote talks, oral presentations and poster sessions during four days.
The abstracts will be assigned to one of the following six areas:
1) seed dispersal in time and space
2) seed germination and dormancy patterns
3) seed ecology and population genetics
4) molecular and physiological aspects of seed ecology
5) environment and seed quality
6) applied seed ecology in conservation and restoration
Different one-day mid conference excursions (Wednesday, 31st of July 2019) will complement the conference program.
We offer also a 4-days post-conference field trip starting on Saturday, 3rd of August 2019 which will lead us to the exciting landscapes of the foothills of the Alps and the alpine mountains.
The conference will be accompanied by an exhibition on seeds and any aspects related with. Participants can contribute to the exhibition by bringing at least one seed or fruit with seeds of their home region including a short story related to the seed.
Scientific organization committee:
Prof. Dr. Carol Baskin (University of Kentucky, USA)
Dr. Shyam Phartyal (Nalanda University, India)
Dr. David Merritt (Kings Park Botanical Garden, Australia)
Prof. Dr. Peter Poschlod (University of Regensburg, Germany)
Dr. Sergey Rosbakh (University of Regensburg, Germany)
Dr. Arne Saatkamp (University Aix Marseille, France)
Prof. Dr. Fernando Silveira (University Federal of Minas Gerais, Brazil)