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Contribution to the XIX International Botanical Congress

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Dr. Hong Liu participated in the XIX International Botanical Congress (IBC), which was held in Shenzhen, China, in July 23-29, 2017. This is the largest professional gathering of plant scientist worldwide, and nearly 7000 participants from 85 countries attended this event. The congress offered 212 symposia, and one of them (Reintroduction and Management of Rare Plants in Response to Global Change) was organized by the Director of the South China Botanical Garden, Dr. Hai Ren and Dr. Liu. She delivered a talk on comparative orchid reintroduction efforts in USA and China at this symposium. In recognition of Dr. Liu's invasive species research experience she was invited to present an additional talk to The Belt and Road - Invasive Alien Plants and Control Symposium, which was organized by the Shenzhen Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau. This second talk was focused on introduced plant naturalization patterns of Florida. Dr. Liu is a researcher at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden and a tenured faculty at the International Center for Tropical Botany and the Department of Earth and Environment at Florida International University. Photo captions: Top: Dr. Liu delivering her talk at the The Belt and Road - Invasive Alien Plants and Control Symposium. Bottom: Participants of the symposium on Reintroduction and Management of Rare Plants in Response to Global Change, left to right: George Gann, Jennifer Cruse Sanders, Hong Liu, and Hai Ren.





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