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XTBG presents at Conservation Asia 2016
Author: Alice Hughes
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This year's Conservation Asia meeting at the National University of Singapore took place between the 28th of June and the 3rd of July and represented a joint meeting between the Asian section of the Society of Conservation Biology and the Asia-Pacific chapter of the Association of Tropical Biology and Conservation. The meeting was attended by around 560 people, with around 450 presentations.

XTBG researchers Richard T. Corlett organized a symposium on “Reducing the Biodiversity Impacts of Infrastructure Development in the Tropics and Alice C. Hughes organized two symposia on “Asian Karst Conservation andTransboundary Protected Areas in South China Border Areas: Challenges and Prospects”.

In addition we had 22 presentations from 15 XTBG researchers and recent students (listed below). Alice C. Hughes organised 21 capacity building events in three different formats at Conservation Asia involving over 250 of the delegates. These sessions included extended workshops on advanced statistics and spatial analysis lead by Kyle Tomlinson and Alice C. Hughes respectively, in addition to a further 7 workshops, 11 skills sessions and mentoring. Several XTBG students also attended the extended workshops including Sifan Hu and Guo Wei with several XTBG researchers remaining in the University for several days following the conference to conduct collaborative research with local researchers including Cui Qinglan on Pollination and Gabriel David on passerine migration.

As ATBC Asia-Pacific secretary Alice C. Hughes gave one of the conference closing speeches and also announced that next year’s ATBC-Asia Pacific Chapter meeting will take place next March in XTBG.

Everyone agreed that the conference was highly productive and is looking forward to next years meeting in XTBG.

Presentations authored by XTBG researchers and recent students

The relationship between rubber plantations and native bird diversity;

 Zhang, Mingxia; Chang,Charlotte; Quan, Ruichang;

 

Island of aliens: spread of invasive plant species across latitude and altitude gradient in Javan

national parks

Padmanaba, Michael; Hughes, Alice; and Corlett, Richard

 

Seasonal and diurnal patterns of activity in honeybees (Apis spp.) on the northern edge of the

Asian tropics.

Cui, Qinglan ,; Corlett, Richard T

 

Butterflies are darker at higher elevations: implications for tropical butterflies in a warming

world

Shuang Xing; Wenda Cheng; Akihiro Nakamurai; Chin Cheung Tang; Evan J. Pickett; Shuyin Huang,

Erica Odell; Min Wang; Eben Goodale; Uromi M. Goodale; Timothy C. Bonebrake

 

Falling through the Gaps: Mapping the conservation needs on Chinas Southern borders

Hughes, Alice C.

 

Remotely sensed data informs Red List evaluations and priorities mountainous areas for

endemism conservation in Southeast Asia

Binbin V. Li, Alice C. Hughes, Clinton N. Jenkins, Natalia Ocampo-Peñuela, Stuart L. Pimm

 

The conservation network of Mekong watershed in south china border area

Shi, Xiangying; Li, Xiaolong; Wen, Cheng; Lu, Zhi; Deng, Yun; Song, Dazhao

 

Mapping the migratory passerines of Southeast Asia

Hughes , Alice C.

 

Karst off: evaluating the conservation needs of Southeast Asian karsts

Alice. C. Hughes

 

Genetic Optimization of the living collection of Aglaia teysmanniana (Meliaceae) in XTBG and its

implication on tropical tree conservation.

Wee, KS Alison; Corlett, Richard

 

Does plant diversity increase top-down control of herbivorous insects in tropical forest?

Leles, Bruno,; Xue, Xiao,; Passion, Bonifacio ,; Nakamura, Akihiro ; Tomlinson, Kyle W.

 

The importance of multi-scale spatial analyses for conservation unit buffer zones delimitation and

management

Leles, Bruno,, Ribeiro, John, Santos, Juliana, Eboli, Camilla, Hughes, Alice C., Ribeiro, Milton C.

 

Landuse change is a reality but conservation is a priority; rubber trees and arthropod

communities in Xishuangbanna

Beng, Kingsly Chuo,; Tomlinson, Kyle; Shen, Xianhui,; Surget-Groba, Yann ,; Hughes, Alice; Corlett,

Richard; Slik, Ferry

 

A bigger toolbox? Using the new technologies in real-world conservation

Corlett, Richard T.

 

Making biodiversity monitoring more affordable; a new primer set suitable for metabarcoding

using Illumina Miseq

Beng, Kingsly Chuo,, Tomlinson, Kyle, Shen, Xianhui,, Surget-Groba, Yann ,, Hughes, Alice, Corlett,

Richard, Slik, Ferry

 

Population dynamic of wild boars (Sus scrofa) in a tropical forest of southwest China.

Wei Guo; Rui-chang Quan

 

Assessing the efficacy of biodiversity conservation in tropical protected areas: a case study in

Xishuangbanna, southwestern China

Chen, Cheng, Quan, Ruichang, Meitner, Michael, Brodie, Jedediah

 

Forest proximity alters the structure of tropical pollination networks in mixed fruit orchards.

Sritongchuay, Tuanjit ; Memmott, Jane ; Bumrungsri, Sara

 

Need of Conservation strategies for Dioecious Genus Litsea in the Western Ghats of Karnataka,

India

Srinivas SG; YL Krishnamurthy

 

The impact of mining on bat diversity a case study

 Ada Chornelia

 

Recent pangolin seizures in China identify key areas for law enforcement

Cheng, Wenda; Xing, Shuang; Bonebrake, Timothy

 

The threat of recreational hunting in tropical forests

Chang, Charlotte

 

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