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