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Seventh International Fig Symposium Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden

23-26 July 2006

Hosted by Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Conferences

Back row (l-r): Finn Kjellberg, Rhett D. Harrison, Martine Hossaert-McKey, Rodrigo Agusto Santinelo Pereira, Rui-Wu Wang, Jean-Yves Rasplus, Ji-Yue Chen, Jun-Ming Guan, Yi-Zhu Chen

4th row (l-r): Xiao-Bo Xie, Monika Zavodna, Nina Ronsted, Yong Chen, Priya Darsanan Dharma Rajan, Zhi-Hui Su, Renee M. Borges, Xiao-Cheng Jia, Motoaki Kinoshita

3rd row (l-r): Steve Compton, Feng-Ping Zhang, Shi-Wei Zhai, Yi Zhao, Wen-Juan Ma, Magali Proffit, Li-Fen Bai, Chun Chen, Yan Chen, Fa-Jian Xu, Lei Xu, Zong-Bo Li

2nd row (l-r): Hui-Ping Zhou, Yaowanit Tarachai, Chusie Trisonthi, Lien-Siang Chou, Yan-Qiong Peng, Shu-Ling Lin, Jin-Yan Yao, Hui Yu, Ying-Ru Chen, Rong-Chien Lin, Pei Yang

Front row (l-r): Da-Rong Yang, Edward Allen Herre

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The Seventh International Fig Symposium was held at Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden from 23-26 July 2006. The symposium was arranged to follow immediately after the annual meeting of the Association for Tropical Biology & Conservation, which was also held at Xishuangbanna, so that participants could easily attend both.
 
Venue: Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden (XTBG), Yunnan , China
Organizing committee: Yan-Qiong Peng, Jean-Yves Rasplus and Rhett Harrison

General Program
23 July (Sunday): Arrival of participants, registration, and evening reception.
24 July (Monday): Opening ceremony, presentations, and afternoon tour of figs in Green Stone forest.
25 July (Tuesday):
Presentations and evening BBQ.
26 July (Wednesday): Presentations, discussion and closing ceremony. Afternoon tour of figs in rainforest and Dai villages, and symposium dinner.
27 July (Thursday): Tour of local scenic spots
Dai Garden and other sites of natural history interest. Stay at JingHong city.

Scientific program

24 July 2006

 

Opening Remarks
Da-Rong Yang

08:00

Keynote address:
Morphological adaptation in Agaonidae
Jean-Yves Rasplus

 

 

09:00

1st plenary session: Ecology of non-pollinating fig wasps
Chaired by Jean-Yves Rasplus

09:00

The effect of parasitism and apparent competition on the pollinators of Eupristina verticillata in the figs of Ficus microcarpa
Ying-Ru Chen, Lien-Siang Chou & Wen-Jer Wu

09:30

Oviposition mode in parasitic fig wasps, genus Idarnes
Rodrigo A. S. Pereira & Larissa G. Elias

10:00

Break and poster session

10:30

Chemical cues, specificity and ecological niche segregation of species parasitizing fig/pollinating wasp mutualisms
Magali Proffit, Bertrand Schatz, Renée Borges & Martine Hossaert-McKey

11:00

Negative feedback prevents exploiters from destabilizing mutualism

Zuo-dong Wei & Da-Rong Yang

11:30

Colonization sequence of fig wasps associated to Ficus citrifolia in Brazil
Larissa G. Elias & Rodrigo A. S. Pereira

12:00

The role of non-pollinators in the mutualistic relationship between Ficus and its pollinator
Hsy-Yu Tzeng, Li-Jung Tseng, Chern-Hsiung Ou, King-Cherng Lu & Fu-Yuan Lu

12:30

Ecology of non-pollinating fig wasps: Discussion

12:45

Lunch

14:00

Tour of figs in Green Stone Forest

19:00

Tradition Dai style dinner

25 July 2006

08:00

Keynote address: Co-evolutionary consequences of multiple pollinator species per host
Allen Herre

 

 

09:00

2nd Plenary session: Evolutionary ecology of figs and fig wasps
Chaired by Allen Herre

09:00

A global 5-gene phylogeny of Ficus: problems and prospects
N. Rønsted, V. Savolainen & G. D. Weiblen

09:30

Breakdown of one-to-one species-specificity between figs and their pollinators inferred from molecular phylogenetic analyses of Mexican fig-pollinating wasps
Zhi-Hui Su, Hitoshi Iino, Ken Oyama & Keiko Nakamura

10:00

Break and poster session

10:30

Evolutionary and ecological perspectives on species specificity, host switching, and coevolution among New World pollinating and non-pollinating fig wasps
Wendy A. Marussich & Carlos A. Machado

11:00

Molecular phylogenetic analysis of figs and fig-pollinating wasps in Japanese islands: Test for the specificity-breakdown hypothesis
Hiroshi Azuma, Keiko Nakamura & Zhi-Hui Su

11:30

Population dynamics of two pollinators on Ficus altissima in Xishuangbanna, Southwestern China
Yan-Qiong Peng, Zhu-Biao Duan, Da-Rong Yang & Jean-Yves Rasplus

12:00

The evolution of active and passive pollination of Ficus

Finn Kjellberg

12:30

Fig-fig wasp evolutionary ecology: Discussion

12:45

Lunch

25 July 2006

14:00

3rd Plenary session: Stability of the fig–fig pollinator interactions
Chaired by Finn Kjellberg

14:00

Pollinator attraction and intersexual mimicry in dioecious fig species
Martine Hossaert-McKey, Jean-Marie Bessière, Magali Proffit, Chen Chun & Renée M. Borges

14:30

Additional stabilising mechanism in the fig-wasp mutualism: variable offspring quality and variable styled-flower
Xiao-cheng Jia, Ying-qiang Wang, Liu-yuan Zeng & Yi-zhu Chen

15:00

Functional relationships between a fig tree and its pollinators
Yaowanit Tarachai, Stephen G. Compton & Chusie Trisonthi

15:30

The trade-off between altruists: A non-linear model examined against the fig/fig wasp mutualism
Rui-Wu Wang, Lei Shi, Tiao-Jun Xiao, Douglas W Yu & Shi-Meng Ai

16:00

Stability of fig-fig pollinator interactions: Discussion

16:15

Break and poster session

16:30

4th Plenary session: Population genetics of fig and fig wasps
Chaired by Rhett D. Harrison

16:30

Genetic structure of island and mainland populations of Ficus pumila, a functionally dioecious species
Jin-Min Gu & Xiao-Yong Chen

17:00

Pollinating fig wasps: genetic consequences of island recolonization
Monika Zavodna, Paul Arens, Peter J. Van Dijk, Tukirin Partomihardjo & Ben Vosman

17:30

Experimental studies of hybrid fig trees
Steve Compton, Yaowanit Tarachai & Liz Collins

18:00

Population genetics of fig and fig wasps: Discussion

19:00

BBQ in XTBG

26 July 2006

08:30

5th Plenary session: Fig phenology
Chaired by Steven Compton

08:30

Diverse phenological strategies among hemi-epiphytic figs in Borneo
Rhett D. Harrison

09:00

Within-tree flowering phenology of two monoecious fig species and its implications on fig pollination and pollinator survival, in Townsville, Australia
Jinyan Yao, Yizhu Chen, Yuen Ching Crozier, Xiaocheng Jia, James M Cook & Ross H. Crozier

09:30

The relation between phenology and the production of seeds and fig wasps in Ficus microcarpa
Shuling Lin, Nanxian Zhao & Yizhu Chen

10:00

Fig phenology: Discussion

10:15

Break and poster session

10:30

6th Plenary session: Diversity of fig interactions

Chaired by Martine Hossaert-McKey

10:30

Bird- versus mammal-dispersed figs: do they differ in dispersal-phase volatile organic compounds?
Renee M. Borges, Martine Hossaert-McKey & Jean-Marie Bessiere

11:00

Structure and ecological characteristics of insect communities on figs at Xishuangbanna, China
Da-rong Yang, Yan-qiong Peng, Pei Yang & Jun-Ming Guan

11:30

Diversity of fig interactions: Discussion

11:45

Concluding remarks

12:00

Lunch

14:00

Tour of figs in tropical rain forest and Dai villages

19:00

Symposium dinner

 Posters

Female-male association in fig wasp species with accentuated sexual dimorphism with the use of sperm morphology
Rodrigo A. S. Pereira, Angelo P. Prado & José Lino Neto

Pollinating wasp release mechanisms: is there a general pattern?
Alison G. Nazareno & Rodrigo A. S. Pereira

Maintenance of specificity in different fig species in Borneo
Rhett D. Harrison

Sympatric pollinating wasps of Ficus septica
Rong-Chien Lin & Shou-Hsien Li

Assessing chemical attraction of host figs to their pollinating wasps: Responses of Ceratosolen solmsi marchali to odors of Ficus hispida and their components in Y-tube olfactometer
Chun Chen

Impact of non-pollinating fig wasps during prefemale and interfloral phases of Ficus racemosa on fig-pollinating wasp mutualism
Fa-Jian Xu, Guo-Hua Chen, Yan-Qiong Peng, Xiao-Bo Xie & Da-Rong Yang

The Apocrypta wasps on Ficus racemosa Linn. in Southwest China
Xulei & Da-rong Yang

The reproductive strategies of two species of Philotrypesis on Ficus hispida
Shu-Wei Zhai, Da-Rong Yang, Yan-Qiong Peng, Zhang-Hong Shi & Li-Fen Bai

The reproductive strategies of non-pollinating fig wasps in Ficus cyrtophylla and their effects on the fig-wasp mutualism
Zhang-Hong Shi, Da-Rong Yang & Yan-Qiong Peng

Pyrene Morphology of Ficus and Its Taxonomic Significance

Hsy-Yu Tzeng, Juei-Chun Chuang, Fu-Yuan Lu, Chern-Hsiung Ou & King-Cherng Lu

Pollen morphology of Ficus (Moraceae)

Hsy-Yu Tzeng, Chern-Hsiung Ou , Lu King-Cherng, Fu-Yuan Lu & Wu Shu-Hui

Registration
Registration fee: US$ 300 (Students US$ 150; partners not attending the meeting US$ 200), covers your all costs in Xishuangbanna, including conference materials, accommodation in the facilities of XTBG, all meals, symposium dinner, and conference tours.
Participants are requested to register with us by sending an email to Yan-qiong Peng (pengyq@xtbg.a.cn) with your name, affiliation, address, and email address, by 31th March 2006. The registration fee will be collected in cash at the start of the meeting. We are currently applying for funds to provide travel bursaries for a limited number of participants from developing countries. Please contact Yan-qiong Peng (pengyq@xtbg.a.cn) for further information.

Guidelines for oral & poster presentations
We invite all colleagues to submit a presentation. For oral presentations participants are advised to prepare a 30 minute PowerPoint presentation, including approximately 5 minutes for questions and discussion. Oral presentations can be submitted on a specific symposium topic or independently. Posters should be 120 cm wide x 80 cm tall, or smaller. Abstracts for both oral and poster presentations should include title, author(s), institute(s), corresponding address(es), and keywords, and should be 300-500 words long. Please submit abstracts to Rhett Harrison (rhett@chikyu.ac.jp) by 30th April 2006. Anyone interested in organizing a special session please contact Rhett Harrison with your suggested topic and a list of speakers.

Symposium proceedings
We will be arranging the publication of the proceedings of the symposium as a special issue in a suitable journal. Anyone interested in assisting with the production of the proceedings should contact Rhett Harrison (rhett@chikyu.ac.jp) or Da-Wei Huang (huangdw@ioz.ac.cn).

Travel Visas
The visa entry requirements for China vary according to your country of origin. Please contact the Embassy or consulate of China in your respective country for further details. If you require a letter of invitation please inform Yan-Qiong Peng (pengyq@xtbg.ac.cn) and we will arrange to have one sent.

Travel information
You can fly to
Xishuangbanna International Airport , 4 km south of JingHong City and 70 km from XTBG either via Bangkok or Chiang Mai in Thailand , or via a domestic flight from airports in China. Kunming is a 40 minutes flight or 750 km by road (10 hours by bus) from Xishuangbanna. Please make your own travel arrangements and inform Yan-Qiong Peng (pengyq@xtbg.ac.cn) of your arrival details. We will arrange transport from Xishuangbanna International Airport or the bus station in JingHong City to XTBG. Please also note that we will arrange your accommodation at XTBG.

It is possible to change money at banks (cash or travelers checks), US dollars are accepted in JingHong City, and major credit cards are accepted at mostgood hotels, restaurants, and travel services.

For independent travel before or after the symposium we recommend you contact Travel Services (www.kunmingtravel.net) or inquire at the Travel Service at XTBG during the meeting.

Web authors Simon van Noort (Iziko South African Museum)

and Jean-Yves Rasplus (INRA, France)

 

Citation: van Noort, S. & Rasplus, JY. 2018. Figweb: figs and fig wasps of the world. URL: www.figweb.org(Accessed on <day-month-year>).

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