Ensuring the survival of endangered
plants in the Mediterranean

International Workshop: Ensuring the survival of endangered plants in the Mediterranean islands


Workshop Opening

Mr. Jonas Müller (Millennium Seed Bank, Kew, UK)

Introduction and first results (progress made o far) of "Ensuring the survival of endangered plants in the Mediterranean" project
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Topic 1:
Mediterranean Flora Conservation: Challenges And Recent Advances

Mr. Bertrand de Montmollin (IUCN/SSC Mediterranean Plant Specialist Group, Neuchâtel, Switzerland)

IUCN conservation programmes in the Mediterranean
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Topic 2:
Seed Dormancy and Germination of Mediterranean Plants in the Framework of Operation and Managemener of a Seed Bank

Mr. Robin Probert (Head Conservation and Technology, Millennium Seed Bank, Kew UK)

Germination and dormancy trends amongst Mediterranean collections held at the Millennium Seed Bank
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Mr. Costas Thanos (University of Athens, Greece)

Deciphering seed germination requirements for Mediterranean plants: "the ecological way" of thinking
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Mr. Andrea Santo, Efisio Mattana, Oscar Grillo, Gianluigi Bachetta (University Cagliari, Italy)

The use of seed image analysis technique for seed dormancy and germination studies: the case of Brassica insularis
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Ms. Magdalena Vicens (Jardí Botànic de Sóller, Mallorca, Spain)

Evaluation of the viability of seeds preserved in the seed bank of the Soller Botanic Garden for 20 years
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Topic 3:
Adding Value to Ex Situ Collections: Link between Banking of Native Plants and Ecological Restoration

Mr. Emilio Laguna, Antoni Marzo, Daniel Arizpe (Centre for Forestry Research and Experimentation, Valencia Regional Government, Spain)

The ex-situ conservation strategy and its relation with in-situ conservation in Comunidad Valenciana region
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Simon Pierce (University of Milan, Italy)

In vitro propagation, cultivation and reintroduction of the genus Ophrys (Orchidaceae) during one of the largest orchid restocking projects in the world
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Anna Guglielmo, Angela Lantieri, Giovanni Spampinato (University of Catania; University of Reggio Calabria, Italy)

The SIMBIOTIC project: environmental restoration of south-eastern Sicilian salt-marshes
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Daniela Cataldo, Rosario Galesi, Pietro Minissale (University of Catania, Italy)

The orchids of the Natural Reserve of Vendicari (SE Sicily): an example of ex-situ conservation supporting in-situ intervention
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Mr. Guiseppe Barbera, Leonardo Scuderi, Carlo Di Leo (University of Parlermo, Serviziforestali s.r.l., Palermo, Italy)

Problems and perspectives on the use of native species: landscape restoration project within the "International Verdra Golf & SPA Resort" of Sciacca (Agrigento, Sicily)
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Mr. Salvatore Pasta, Angelo Dimarca, Salvatore Livreri Console, Guissepe Messana, Giusi Nicolini, Elena Prazzi, Tommaso La Mantia (Legamniente, ARPA Sicilia, University Palermo, Italy)

From the safeguard of Caretta caretta nesting sites to in-situ conservation of locally endangered plants: combined effects of the LIFE Project al Spiaggia dei Connigli (Lampedusa, Sicily)
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Mr. Guiseppe Garfi (National Research Council, Institute of Plant Genetics, Palermo, Italy)

Relic plants in time of climate changes: preventing the extinction through integrated conservation approaches
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Mr. Ferdinando Branca, Alessandro Tribulato, Sergio Argento (University of Catania, Italy)

In-situ conservation strategy for the establishment of genetic reserve of CWR in Europe: the AEGRO project
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Final Session

Mr. Frédéric Médail (University Paul Cezanne, Aix-Marseille, France)

Future challenges for the flora conservation of the Mediterranean islands
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