National Botanic Garden of Belgium, Bouchout Castle, December 2, 2011
At the occasion of the six-monthly meeting on December 3 and 4, 2011, of the consortium of representatives of national networks of botanic gardens in the European Union (BGCI) a mini symposium was organised at the National Botanic Garden of Belgium.
Powerpoint slides and/or a short presentation-based text of some of the lectures can be consulted on the internet; see the links in the program below.
- 14h00 – Welcome and introduction by Jan Rammeloo, director National Botanic Garden of Belgium
- 14h05 – Disseminating Information on Alien Plants in Belgium (Filip Verloove & Quentin Groom, National Botanic Garden of Belgium)
- 14h25 – Inventory of aliens escaping from culture in the National Botanic Garden of Belgium (Anne Ronse, National Botanic Garden of Belgium)
- 14h45 – Code of conduct on invasive plants: a preventive approach for horticultural professionals (Leen Heemers, Research Centre for ornamental plants, Destelbergen)
- 15h05 – Ornamentals and invasive plants: if you choose one you get the other as well (Ivan Hoste, National Botanic Garden of Belgium)
- 15h25 – Coffee break
- 15h40 – Building an International Plant Sentinel Network – The role of botanic gardens (Suzanne Sharrock, Botanic Gardens Conservation International)
- 16h00 – Towards an EU dedicated legislative instrument on invasive alien species (Myriam Dumortier, European Commission)
- 16h20 – Actual developments on aliens and invasives in Austria (Michaël Kiehn, Botanical Garden University of Vienna)
- 16h40 – The Finnish national strategy on invasives (Leif Schulman, Finnish Museum of Natural History)
- 17h00 – Tackling invasives in Ireland: Carpobrotus and Gunnera (Matthew Jebb, National Botanic Gardens of Ireland)
- 17h20 – End