The AETFAT 2020 International Scientific Advisory Committee welcomes submission of abstracts of original contributions to be considered for oral or poster presentations in the following thematic areas and to be convened by the following persons:

# Session Convenor(s)
1 Botanic Gardens/Plant Science supporting sustainable development Paul Smith; Kirsty Shaw
2 Flora of Central Africa Marc Sosef
3 Afroalpine and afromontane plants: evolution, biogeography and ecology Abel Gizaw Seid; Desalegn Chala Gelete
4 Addressing the urgent need for plant conservation in Africa Martin Cheek; Iain Darbyshire
6 Botany and Ecology of Miombo Woodlands Jonathan Timberlake; Cathy Sharp
7 Monocots (Taxonomy, Molecular Biology, etc) Charlotte Sletten Bjorå’; Paul Wilkin and Britra Stedje
8 Systematics of African plants Dirk U. Bellstedt; Muthama Muasya
9 Ethno-botany & use of African Plants Philippa Ryan
10 Biogeography of African Plants Thomas Couvreur
11 Flora/Lichenology/Mycorrhiza/Mycology Marieka Gryzenhout; Cathy Sharp
12 Plant-animal interactions TBA
13 Plant adaptations, succulents and arid land plants Olwen Grace; Emily Wabuyele
14 Biodiversity informatics/Databases/DNA Bar-coding Siro Masinde; Martin R. Kalfatovic and Deirdre Ryan
15 Orchid systematics and conservation Tariq Stevar; Benny Bytebier
16 African botanical topics of interest outside the specified themes Sebsebe Demissew; Cyprian Katongo

Important Notes

  • Abstracts will only be accepted for presentation from registered delegates.
  • Accepted abstracts will be presented either as Posters or Oral Presentations.
  • Abstracts must be submitted in the format recommended by the International Scientific Advisory Committee.
  • It is the Corresponding Author’s responsibility to submit a correctly edited and accurate abstract. Any errors in spelling, grammar or scientific fact may be reproduced as typed by the authors. Abstracts will be rejected if they contain no data or if the English is unacceptable.
  • Receipt of abstract submission will be acknowledged automatically upon successful submission.
  • Guidelines and details regarding the abstract status, presentation date and time will be communicated by email to the Corresponding Author. ​