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” and “Transboundary 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
Padmanaba, Michael; Hughes, Alice; and Corlett, Richard
Seasonal and diurnal patterns of activity in honeybees (Apis spp.) on the northern edge of the
Cui, Qinglan ,; Corlett, Richard T
Butterflies are darker at higher elevations: implications for tropical butterflies in a warming
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
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,
Srinivas SG; YL Krishnamurthy
The impact of mining on bat diversity a case study
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