Trade Proposals Medecos 2020 - Page 2

WHAT IS MEDECOS? Fynbos Forum Committee Members • Chair: Mr Rupert Koopman (Botanical Society of South Africa) • Vice-chair: Dr Martina Treurnicht (SU and SAEON) • Prof Karen J Esler (Stellenbosch University) • Dr Jasper Slingsby (SAEON) • Dr Nicky Allsopp (SAEON) • Dr Stuart Hall (Independent consultant) • Mr Bongani Mnisi (City of Cape Town) • Mr Donald Matjuda (ESKOM) • Mr Mashudu Nndanduleni (SANBI) • Mrs Caroline Gelderblom (Independent consultant) • Mr Malukhanye Mbopha (SANBI) • Ms Kirsten Watson (Flower Valley Conservation Trust) • Ms Amanda Younge Hayes (Amanda Younge CC) • Ms Carla Wood (Table Mountain Fund) • Ms Marlene Laros (Western Cape Department: Environmental Affairs and Development Planning) • Prof. Stephen Boatwright (Department of Biodiversity and Conservation Biology) • Dr Adriaan Grobler (African Centre for Coastal Palaeoscience) • Secretariat: Mrs Madaleen Schultheiss (Vetlink) hosted by Fynbos Forum MEDECOS is an international conference organised under the auspices of ISOMED, the International Society of Mediterranean Ecology. ISOMED promotes research and education to advance the understanding and conservation of the world’s five regions with Mediterranean-type climate regimes, all of which are recognized as globally significant hotspots of biodiversity. The MEDECOS conferences focus on the ecology and evolution of Mediterranean ecosystems and their species. By uniting scientists and students whose research centres on Mediterranean-climate ecosystems, participants gain insights into the similarities and differences in how these ecosystems function, change and evolve. In 2020, the FYNBOS FORUM will combine with MEDECOS to host MEDECOS 2020/ FYNBOS FORUM 2020. Prof. Stephen Boatwright Committee Member: Sponsorship University of Western Cape (UWC) Department of Biodiversity and Conservation Biology