Asia-Pacific Chapter Meetings

2017 March, 25th to 28th, Xishuangbanna, Southwest China. The meeting will focus on the past, present, and future of biodiversity in the Asian tropics, with four major themes: patterns and processes of biodiversity; biogeography and evolution of Southeast Asian biodiversity; addressing the threats to Southeast Asian biodiversity; and sustainable production and use of natural resources. (Link)


  • 2016, 29 June-2 July, Singapore, “Sustainable Landscapes for People, Business and Biodiversity” (Joint Meeting with The Society for Conservation Biology Asia section) [Link]
  • 2015, 30 March-2 April, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, “The Future of Biodiversity in Tropical Asia: addressing local and global challenges” (Link)
  • 2014, 20-24 July Cairns, Australia, “The Future of Tropical Biology and Conservation” (Joint meeting with Asia-Pacific Chapter) (Link)
  • 2013, 18-22 March, Banda Aceh, “Linking biodiversity science to policy and conservation action”
  • 2012, 24-27 March, Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, Yunnan, China, “Understanding and mitigating the impacts of global change in tropical Asia”
  • 2011, 12-15 March, Bangkok, Thailand, “The biodiversity crisis in tropical Asia”
  • 2010, 19-23 July, Bali, Indonesia, “Tropical biodiversity: surviving the food, energy and climate crisis” (Joint meeting with Asia-Pacific Chapter) (Link)
  • 2009, 12-15 February, Chiang Mai, Thailand, “Assessing and Restoring Biodiversity in a Human Dominated Landscape” (Link)
  • 2008, 23-26 April 2008, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia, “Towards sustainable land-use in the tropical Asia-Pacific region”
  • 2007, 6-8 March 2007, Mahabalipuram, India, “Averting biodiversity meltdown in the Asian tropics”