Species of the Order Cypriniformes represent the most diverse group of freshwater fishes in the World, and thus a critically important group for enhanced knowledge acquisition in terms of diversity, species and supraspecific relationships, conservation status, and the lentic and lotic ecosystems that they inhabit.
Many researchers around the World have recently targeted this group of fishes for inventory and diversity, systematics, evolution, ecology, and conservation and ecosystem studies. This special symposium is the third special symposium organized to promote education, communication, and foster collaborative research and learning on these fishes. Previous symposia were hosted in Tallin, Estonia (2004) and Wuhan, China (2006).
Through a collaborative relationship between US National Science foundation international Cypriniformes Tree of Life initiative focusing on these fishes, the Department of Fisheries, Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives, Thailand, and World Wildlife Fund, Thailand, we are providing the 2007 venue for continuing this collaborative educational meeting in Chiangrai (Chiang Rai) Thailand. There are many topical areas and workshops of focus as part of this symposium for researchers and other interested professionals around the World to participate.
We hope that you and colleagues will be able to attend this important conference for its contents and opportunities to meet and develop collaborations with colleagues with similar interests, and at the same time enjoy the wonderful surroundings of Chiangrai (Chiang Rai) Thailand and the arranged entertainment, activties, and excursions.
General Schedule of Conference
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Average elevation is 560 meters; 78% of the terrain is mountainous.
Click here for a map of Thailand with the location of the meeting site (circled #1) and general locations of field excursions (circled areas #1, 2).
For more information about the Chiangrai Province and attractions visit this website:
Immunizations and Health Issues for Travelers
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