International Seminar

The participants can submit papers for oral and poster presentations in IBC 2018 under the themes listed below (except for the major theme). The major theme will have invited presentations, while the other themes have plenary lectures, invited lectures and paper presentations by selected participants. The papers submitted by the researchers will be screened by expert committees and decide on its acceptance as oral/poster presentations and rejection. Oral presentations will be for  10 minutes followed by a discussion for 5 minutes. Papers based on original research/case studies alone will be accepted for presentations. The decisions of the expert committee will be final regarding the selection/rejection of papers.

MAJOR THEME

“Biodiversity for Ecological Civilization: Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam”

(Major theme will have only invited presentations) ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’ which means ‘The Earth Community’, inscribed in Maha Upanishad, is essentially the Indian philosophy towards living in harmony with every living being in the planet, and an appeal towards undertaking a transformation from industrial civilization to biodiversity civilization, a human civilization strongly rooted in biodiversity consciousness.

THEMES

LEGAL FRAMEWORK FOR PROTECTING BIODIVERSITY

  • Biodiversity Laws and policies for conservation
  • Convention on Biological Diversity and Biological Diversity Act
  • Cartagena Protocol
  • Nagoya Protocol
  • National Biodiversity Act
  • Trade, Biopiracy and Patents

BIODIVERSITY CRISIS

  • Habitat loss and biodiversity
  • Biodiversity loss and ethnic conflicts
  • Biodiversity loss and human displacement
  • Biodiversity loss and water crisis
  • Pollution and biodiversity
  • Globalisation and biodiversity

BIODIVERSITY OF FOREST, WILDLIFE AND ECOSYSTEM SERVICES

  • Biodiversity on land and terrestrial ecosystems
  • Biodiversity below water in marine and fresh water ecosystems
  • Biodiversity loss and desertification
  • Invasive alien species and biodiversity
  • Biodiversity of agriculture system
  • Biodiversity and ecosystem services
  • Biodiversity of Insects and Pollinators
  • Integrative Taxonomy and Conservation
  • Grassroot level interventions

BIODIVERSITY FOR FOOD, NUTRITION AND HEALTH

  • Agrobiodiversity and Agroecology
  • Biodiversity for nutrition and food security
  • Nutrition-sensitive agriculture
  • Medicinal plant Diversity
  • Biodiversity and human health
  • Indigenous Health systems
  • Biodiversity in our Gut Microbiome

BIODIVERSITY, CLIMATE CHANGE AND PLANETARY HEALTH

  • Biodiversity and planetary Boundary
  • Impact of Climate Change on Biodiversity
  • Biodiversity for mitigation and adaptation to climate change
  • Regenerative Agriculture and Climate mitigation
  • Soil Biodiversity and Climate Change
  • Biodiverse Organic Farming for Climate Resilience

BIODIVERSITY AND KNOWLEDGE SYSTEMS

  • Biodiversity, traditional knowledge and culture
  • Mainstreaming biodiversity
  • Education for biodiversity conservation
  • Biodiversity, Women and traditional knowledge
  • Biopiracy and Knowledge Degradation
  • Bioprospecting for sustainable and equitable use
  • Biodiversity and benefit sharing
  • Biodiversity Informatics

PARTICIPATION

Members of Academic and Research Community, Civil Society, Community Members, Planners, Policy Makers, Students, Corporates etc.

ALLOWANCE/SCHOLARSHIPS

As such there are scholarships/allowances available for participants. Once the organisers receive funding for supporting young researchers, it will be advertised in the website.

ACCOMMODATION

The participants will have to make their own arrangements for accommodation at Dehra Dun. However, the organisers will provide information to the registered delegates regarding accommodation facilities available in the town. The payments should be made by the delegates directly to these centers/facilities.