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The Future of International Botanical Research: possibilities and strategies for your International collaborations and research, especially in developing nations

Thorhaug, Anitra [1], Peterson, Larry [2].

The Future of Botanical Research: Possible Strategies for your International Collaborations and Research , Especially in Developing Nations.

The future of botanical research will certainly include exploring and synthesizing information about your research area from information derived in many relevant corners of the globe. The many details of the problem of how to work successfully abroad is the major blockage to many researchers who might otherwise initiate projects in nations across the globe. This symposium sponsored by BSA and CBS begins an educational process to help junior botanical researchers to begin international work and senior investigators sharpen their international skills. First, several senior researchers, working for decades around the world, will explain key points in the successful functioning of their international experiences in field and laboratory. A third botanist will instruct us in the problems of exchanging material to and from other nations: customs, collecting, international treaty restrictions and other problems. A botanist working inside a major funding agency will describe what funds his agency gives to help botanists work internationally. Finally, you will hear what United Nations source materials there are to consult about a nation prior to getting there. Studying the source materials nation by nation may help you decide which nation is best for you within a general region of your botanical interest. Also we will describe what information you can derive from the BSA web site offered there to you by the International Outreach Committee members and staff to help you decide where to go and how to do find botanical researchers. Last, we will discuss briefly the Exchanges and Alliances with various nations which the BSA is forming for your benefit. Your future begins by knowing the opportunities awaiting you in international research.


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1 - Yale University, School of Forestry and Environmental Sciences, Greeley Laboratories 359 Prospect St., New Haven, Connecticut, 06901, USA
2 - University of Guelph, Molecular and Cellular Biology, Guelph, Ontario, N1G 2W1, Canada

Keywords:
International outreach
future of botany
international botanical education
international botanical funding
United Nations botanical information.

Presentation Type: Symposium or Colloquium Presentation
Session: S11
Location: 178/Law
Date: Wednesday, July 30th, 2008
Time: 8:00 AM
Number: S11001
Abstract ID:536


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