Biodiversity and conservation genetics research in Central Africa: new approaches and avenues for international collaboration
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A five-day international workshop was recently convened at the Université des Sciences et Techniques de Masuku in Gabon to enhance international collaboration among Central African, US and European scientists, conservation professionals and policy makers. The overall aims of the workshop were to: (1) discuss emerging priorities in biodiversity and conservation genetics research across Central Africa, and (2) create new networking opportunities among workshop participants. Here we provide a brief overview of the meeting, outline the major recommendations that emerged from it, and provide information on new networking opportunities through the meeting web site.
KeywordsAfrica Conservation genetics Biodiversity
This workshop was funded by NSF OISE 0968587. Meeting participants would like to thank the Université of Sciences and Techniques de Masuku for hosting the workshop and its Chancellor (Dr. Isaac Mouaragadja) for his support.
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