30 Nov 2018

Sixth International Conference on Plants & Environmental Pollution (ICPEP-6)

The Sixth International Conference on Plants and Environmental Pollution (ICPEP-6) was organized during November 27-30, 2018 with the aim to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Environmental Pollution and Plants. It also provided a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the fields of Environmental Pollution and Plants.

The conference was jointly organized by International Society of Environmental Botanists (ISEB) and CSIR-National Botanical Research Institute at CSIR-NBRI, Lucknow, India.
the ICPEP-6 was sponsored by International Union of Biological Sciences (IUBS), Paris, France; International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO), Vienna, Austria; Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR); Indian National Science Academy, Department of Science & Technology (DST); Department of Biotechnology (DBT); Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR); National Biodiversity Authority (NBA); State Bank of India (SBI) and National Bank Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD)

During Conference, around 400 delegates from 20 countries participated. Total 413 abstracts were received and were classified into 8 scientific sessions, which included 174 oral addresses and 239 posters presentations.
Deliberations in scientific sessions focused on:
S1: Climate change: adaptation, mitigation, carbon sequestration and food security.
S2: Biodiversity: prospection and conservation
S3: Environmental biotechnology and microbiology
S4: Environmental impact assessment
S5: Sub-tropical and tropical oaks under global change.
S6: Bio monitoring and bio-remeditation
S7: Plant responses to environmental pollution
S8: Contemporary issues in environment and plant.

IUBS also supported the participation of 41 young scientists coming from Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Japan, Australia, China and different parts of India. See table
There was an enthusiastic participation by the young scientists in presenting their research findings through poster or oral presentations. The young delegates sponsored by IUBS used IUBS logo in their presentations (both oral and poster) and acknowledged IUBS for financial assistance. The posters were evaluated for the new concept and quality by a scientific committee. Fourteen posters were awarded prizes. Four young scientists sponsored by IUBS grant were among the winners and were awarded ISEB-ICPEP-6 medals and certificates of appreciation. These young researchers were Ms. Farah Deeba, Mr. Yuvraj Indoliya, Mr. Xue Liu and Ms. Baisakhi Majumdar.

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