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This is a discussion on 25th British Orchid Congress & 1st OCI Science & Conservation Symposium within the Orchid Shows and Society Meetings forums, part of the TalkTalk category; ...
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The above is a link which tells you all about it ; but to sumarise :-
dates ; 26-28 October 2012
location: Writhlinhton School , near Bath, U&K
Show has 19 orchid traders, 18 Society displays, plus extas from Bristol Univeristy Botanic Garden etc.
The programme of talks for general orchid interest is psread over 2 days, and the Science symposium is Saturday only - programme for this is :-
9.30 Welcome address
Luke Barnes - Changes in Orchid diversity with altitude, and over time, in the Sikkim Himalayas
Saul Walker - Orchids in Oz: A search for Dendrobium in the bush
Karen Robbirt - The orchid (Ophrys sphegodes) and the bee (Andrena nigroaenea); a tale of two phenologies
Brian Yap Jing Wei - The molecular phylogeny of Paphiopedilum section Barbata as inferred from low-copy nuclear gene and plastid sequences
Dino Zelenika -Orchid Discoveries, Findings and Environmental Impact in a Remote Balkan Region
Odile Weber - Orchids in eMonocot – an online biodiversity resource
1.15-2.45 Lunch (1hr 30)
Ian Parsons - Designing Experiments with Orchids
Helen Millner - Pollination in Restrepia, using SEM to unravel the mystery
3.45-4.00 Closing remarks and coffee
Further info , help with arranging accommodatio - or visits to Roman Bath (!) pm me.