Tsipe went to a Conserve Plants COST meeting in Prague

Tsipe participated in a Conserve Plants COST meeting near Prague in the Institute of Botany of the Czech Academy of Sciences last week. This COST action aims to come up with an integrated approach to conservation of threatened plants in the 21st Century. 88 plant scientist from 33 European countries participated in the meeting that started with two keynote talks from Vernon Heywood who spoke about the challenges of integrated plant conservation in Europe and Zuzana Münzbergová who discussed genetic diversity in populations of rare species and its implications for species conservation. These talks gave a baseline to the subsequent group discussions that resulted with a list of proposals and projects that will be implemented over a three-year period.

University of Tartu Landscape Biodiversity Group

J. Liivi 2, 50409, Tartu, ESTONIA

Aveliina Helm / +372 5553 8679 / aveliina.helm@ut.ee
Tsipe Aavik / +372 516 1187 / tsipe.aavik@ut.ee