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19th Flora of Thailand Conference

North-South research collaboration and the role of floras in solving the Linnean and Wallacean shortfalls

15–19 July 2024

Hosted by 

Aarhus University, Denmark. Herbarium AAU, Science Museums. Department of Biology, Faculty of Natural Sciences 

Sponsored by the Royal Thai Embassy, Copenhagen, Denmark, and the Danish Embassy in Bangkok, Thailand 

Sponsored by the Carlsberg Foundation

The Flora of Thailand was initiated in the 1970s as an international research project in biodiversity with a South-North leadership. In the first many years the scientific input was dominated by the international collaborators from the England, Ireland, Scotland, France, Netherlands, Germany, and Denmark. But the Forest Herbarium (BKF) in Bangkok provided outstanding Thai leadership and scientific production to the project. As the years have passed the Flora of Thailand project has functioned as a capacity building project in biodiversity research. Currently, the overwhelming majority of contributors come from a large number of Thai academic and scientific institutions, mostly at the universities. The Flora of Thailand project will be finished within the next few years, and it stands out as exemplary among North-South collaborative undertakings with a high emphasis on capacity building and gradual take-over of ownership by the South partner. 

The Flora of Thailand has held international conferences every 2–3 years in Thailand and in the countries contributing to the project. This year the 19th Flora of Thailand conference will be hosted by Aarhus University during the days 15-19th July 2024. 

The opening of the conference will be by Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, a long-time supporter of the arts and sciences in Thailand, and also of the Flora of Thailand project.