By Bernhard A. Huber
In might 2004, the Alexander Koenig Zoological study Museum hosted the 5th foreign Symposium on Tropical Biology. This sequence used to be verified on the ZFMK within the early Eighties, and has variably fascinated by systematics and ecology of tropical organisms, with an emphasis on Africa. earlier volumes are these edited via Schuchmann (1985), Peters and Hutterer (1990), Ulrich (1997), and Rheinwald (2000). The symposium in 2004 was once geared up by means of the Entomology division lower than the path of Michael Schmitt. The purpose was once to target Africa instead of on a selected taxon, and to focus on biodiversity in any respect degrees starting from molecules to ecosystems. This concentration was once well timed in part a result of presently working BIOTA Africa programmes (BIOdiversity tracking Transect research in Africa). BIOTA is an interdisciplinary learn undertaking concentrating on sustainable use and conservation of biodiversity in Africa (http://www.biote-africa.de). consultation titles have been Biogeography and Speciation strategies, Phylogenetic styles and Systematics, variety Declines and Conservation, and utilized Biodiversity Informatics. each one consultation used to be opened via an invited speaker, and all jointly seventy seven lectures and fifty nine posters have been awarded. there have been over two hundred individuals and it was once enjoyable to us to fulfill colleagues from 26 countries, together with Russia, Ukraine, Japan, united states, and ten African international locations. We thank all individuals for his or her necessary contributions.
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