Group photo - Yoshiharu FUJII
People - Leonid MAKOGIN
Plants - Pavel KRESTOV
Vladivostok - Sergey LYAMYTSKIKH
Thanks to Taiwan for the Symposium logo
Vladivostok, Russia, September 23-27, 2012
Botanical Garden-Institute, FEB RAS, Vladivostok, Russia
South China Botanic Garden, CAS, Guangzhou, China
Institute of Biology & Soil Science FEB RAS, Russia
Irkutsk State University, Russia
Tokyo University of Agriculture, Japan
Far Eastern Federal University, Russia
Far Eastern Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia
Elgene Box (Athens, USA)
Peter Gorovoi (Vladivostok, Russia)
Hongwen Huang (Guangzhou, China)
Pavel Krestov (Vladivostok, Russia)
Yukito Nakamura (Tokyo, Japan)
Local Organizing Committee:
Andrei Adrianov (Vladivostok, Russia)
Vadim Bakalin (Vladivostok, Russia)
Roman Dudkin (Vladivostok, Russia)
Anvir Fatkulin (Vladivostok, Russia)
Zhanna Haliman (Vladivostok, Russia)
Svetlana Gontcharova (Vladivostok, Russia)
Olga Khrapko (Vladivostok, Russia)
Victor Kuzevanov (Irkutsk, Russia)
Boris Petropavlovskii (Vladivostok, Russia)
Alexander Taran (Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Russia)
Oleg Zhilin (Blagoveshchensk, Russia)
Teuvo Ahti (Helsinki, Finland)
Vyacheslav Barkalov (Vladivostok, Russia)
Alexander Demidov (Moscow, Russia)
Nicolai Ermakov (Novosibirsk, Russia)
Andy Gillison (Yungaburra, Australia)
Andrei Gontcharov (Vladivostok, Russia)
Michael Ignatov (Moscow, Russia)
Jian Yang (Shenyang, China)
Woo-Seok Kong (Seoul, Rep. Korea)
Jong-Suk Song (Andong, Rep. Korea)
Hideki Takahashi (Sapporo, Japan)
Stephen Talbot (Anchorage, USA)
Yurii Zhuravlev (Vladivostok, Russia)
First of all, I want to express my thanks to you all for taking part in this symposium, for sharing the ideas and for
planning the future cooperation. Instead of saying 'good by' I would like to say hello again here, on the post-symposium site.
This is a place, where we post all resolutions and agreements, all abstracts of presented papers and power-point presentations.
Here I want to thank participants, who already gave the formal personal permission to publish power point presentations in this
web-site and would like to ask all of you to send such permission to me in the nearest future.
We invite to submit your extended presentations to journal 'Botanica Pacifica'
that we going to publish by the end of 2012 and beginning of 2013 after the accomplishing the peer-reviewing process.
I would suggest the following time table for the paper presenting:
The manuscript submission deadlines: 1) by the end of November; 2) by the end of January
Peer-reviewing process: December 2012 - February 2013.
Journal issues: December 2012 - January 2013 and March-April 2013
What is Symposium about
The 21st century has seen the beginning of a second hundred-year study of flora and vegetation in East Asia. The East Asian, or Sino-Japanese floristic region
contains one of the world's richest and most ancient floras, the value of which for humankind is not yet fully understood. The previous hundred-year study of
East-Asian flora and vegetation in China, Japan, Korea and Russia, has resulted in an accumulation of great knowledge. Nevertheless, political, cultural and
methodological differences have created many disagreements in terms and theories of plant-related disciplines. In contrast to Eurasian phytogeography, in which
vegetation zonation served as a useful model for elaboration of concepts and theories, the eastern edge of Eurasia still has many unsolved problems. These
reflect the lack of existing schemes that adequately explain the underlying complexity of a vegetation that has formed under the combined influences of the Asian
monsoon system, its interactions with continental air masses, complex topography, climate and geologically recent landscape change. We anticipate that this symposium
will provide a useful step forward in understanding the formative processes of one of the world's most significant floras as well as an improved historical perspective
of its influence on vegetation formation on different continents.
Why Vladivostok in September, 2012? In this city, this year, this month we have the APEC summit with state leaders. In preparation for this event Vladivostok city has undergone a profound transformation. Russian, provincial and Vladivostok city governments have built a new large university, new road systems, two marine bridges, a new oceanarium and many new 3-5 star hotels. We also have a modern conference venue, and we hope to be the first scientific group who organize an international symposium on the site of the APEC summit.
From a botanical point of view late September in Vladivostok is still late summer. This is the end of flowering peak for Asteraceae. The weather should be very comfortable for the sessions and excursions. We are firmly committed to achieving our best in symposium organization and extend a very warm invitation to you.