Firefly Conservation: From Science to Practice
The 2nd International Firefly Symposium will be hosted by Malaysia in 2010. It will provide an opportunity for participants to learn of the latest findings and conservation efforts on fireflies from an international spectrum of researchers.
In conjunction with this Symposium in Malaysia, a pre-symposium training course will be conducted on “The Identification and Taxonomy of South East Asian Fireflies.” This course is an opportunity for graduate students and researchers from the South East Asian region to gain a foundation in the identification and taxonomy of fireflies.
The 2nd International Firefly Symposium 2010 coincides with the 25th anniversary of the Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) and the 70th anniversary of the Malaysian Nature Society (MNS), both of which are organisers of the symposium. It is also being organised in conjunction with the International Year for Biodiversity 2010 and will be held in Selangor, a state in Malaysia where the heart of the firefly ecotourism lies.
Malaysia and the host organisations are pleased to be given the privilege to organise the 2nd International Firefly Symposium and we cordially welcome you to participate in the symposium.
To promote the exchange of information and ideas among firefly experts and enthusiasts;
To promote research on fireflies; and
To foster international networking on firefly research
I- Taxonomy & Phylogeny
II- Biology & Behaviour
III- Ecology & Diversity
IV- Conservation & Ecotourism
Who Should Attend?
Scientists, researchers and academicians involved in firefly research and conservation.
Members of nature societies, environmental NGOs and other stakeholders.
Firefly enthusiasts and interested members of the public.
A training course on "Identification and Taxonomy of South East Asian Fireflies" will be held from
27-31 July 2010 at the Forest Research Institute Malaysia, Kepong, Selangor
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Submission of abstract: 30 June 2010
Submission of full papers: 30 September 2010
Registration payment should reach the organisers by 1 July 2010
Applications should be received by 30 April 2010
2nd International Firefly Symposium 2010
Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM)
52109 Kepong, Selangor,
Fax: + 603-6273 1041
: + 603-6280 4625
Training course brochure
Symposium registration form
Training course registration form
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