Seminar: Consultancy on Programme Agro-Alimentaire (PAA), CIRAD – critical assessment of the documents prepared for the consultancy (contact person: Gérard Chuzel)
15 November Ghent (Belgium)
Lecture United Nations University – 3d Biodiversity Training Course (RUG; promotor: Prof. Dr. Henri Dumont). Three hours’ lecture title: Ethnobotany and Biodiversity – on Tools and Uses (University of the United Nations (Tokyo, Japan) and the Department of Ecology of the Ghent University (Ghent, Belgium) – website: http://allserv.rug.ac.be/~peewee/summary_of_details.html)
6 - 10 November Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
Workshop Latin America, Caribea y Union Europea (WALCUE) organised by the European Union. Oral presentation: Potential new crop development in a tropical socio-economic context.
6 – 9 November Antalya (Turkije)
International Symposium on Sustainable Use of Plant Biodiversity to Promote New Opportunities for Horticultural Production Development (FAO, CIHEM/MAICh, TUBITAK, EUFA and MARA in collaboration with ISHS and TSHS)
Horticultural Potential of Andean Fruit Crops Exploring Their Centre of Origin (Scheldeman, X., Ureña Alvarez, J.V., Romero Motoche, J.P. & Van Damme, P.)
19/20 October Liège (Belgium)
Co-organisator of colloquium/seminar: La protection de l’environnement au Coeur du système juridique international et du droit interne.Acteurs, valeurs et efficacité, organised by METRO-IUS commune (University of Maastricht) and Law Faculty of University Liège.
Chair of session II. Acteurs et valeurs du droit interne de l’environnement. Influence du droit international ou autonomie.
IIa. La planification. L’environnement composante des autres politiques. Le rôle de la décentralisation ou du fédéralisme.
IIb. L’accès à l’information en matière d’environnement. La participation du public à la formation de la décision publique. Relations de droit privé et environnement. 19/20 October Meise (Brussels) Belgium
Botanical Biodiversity and Belgium’s Expertise (BBB 2001)
Oral presentation: Ethnobotanical Research for Increased Knowledge on Biodiversity at the Laboratory of Tropical and Subtropical Agriculture and Ethnobotany, University of Ghent: its Situation at the Beginning of a New Era
Biodiversity assessment of Cuban weed flora as a source of biological herbi- and pesticides (presented by Françoise De Cupere, Ina Vandebroek, Mayra Puentes, Sinesio Torres and Patrick Van Damme)
Characterization of the Riparian Flora of the Botanical Garden “Cupaynicú”, Granma Province, Cuba (presented by Yakelin Sánchez Rodríguez, Cesar García Hernández, Françoise De Cupere and Patrick Van Damme)
The Riparian Flora and Vegetation of the Botanical Garden “Cupaynicú”, Granma Province, Cuba (presented by Yakelín Sánchez Rodríguez, Cesar García Hernández, Françoise De Cupere and Patrick Van Damme)
Forest Community, Structure and Diversity of the Coastal Cienfuegos (Cuba) Thicket (presented by Cristóbal Ríos, Aracelys Valiente, Francisco Dallmeier, James Comiskey, Ximena Londoño, Patrick Van Damme and Françoise De Cupere)
10 October Ghent (Belgium)
7th PhD Symposium FAABS/RUG.
Oral presentation: Application of accelerated ageing test to compare winter wheat seed vigour (Modaressi, R., Tekroni, D.M. & Van Damme, P.).
Poster presentation: Ion leakage and wheat seed quality (Modaressi, R. & Van Damme, P.)
4 October Leuven (Belgium)
22 – 30 September Napels (Italy)
Third International Congress of Ethnobotany (Etnobotanica Napoli 2001 – Italy) – Ethnobotany in the Third Millenium: expectations and unresolved issues).
Two oral presentationse:
The European Ethnobotany Research Network (EERN): Objectives, Activities and Themes of Debate (Vandebroek, I. & Van Damme, P.)
Qualitative and quantitative aspects of medicinal plant use: the example of quechua healers in the Bolivian Andes (Apillapampa, Department of Cochabamba) (Thomas, E., Vandebroek, I., Calewaert, J.B., Arrazola, S., Cahill, J., Van Puyvelde, L., De Kimpe, N. & Van Damme, P.)
24 – 28 September Cuzco (Peru)
Conservacion de la Biodiversidad en los Andes y la Amazonia
Potential of highland papayas (Vasconcella spp.) in southern Ecuador (Scheldeman, X., Romero Motoche, J. P., Van Damme, V., Heyens, V. & Van Damme, P.)
Potential of cherimoya (Annona cherimola Mill.) in southern Ecuador (Scheldeman, X., Ureña Alvarez, J.V., Van Damme, V. & Van Damme, P¨.)
Diversidad Etnobotanica y Potencial Etnofarmacologico de los Valles Secos de Cochabamba – Bolivia (sessie 4 : Uso y valor de los productos no maderables; Arrazola R. S. & Van Damme, P.)
Comparing species richness and evenness contributions to on-farm tree diversity for data sets with varying sample sizes from Kenya, Uganda, Cameroon, and Nigeria with randomised diversity profiles (presented in session Inventory III: Forest, Biodiversity, NTFP and TROP) (Kindt, R., Degrande, A. Turyomurugyendo, L. Mbosso, C, Van Damme, P. en Simons, A.J.)
14 – 22 June Angers (France)
ISTA – 26th Congress of the International Seed Testing Association
Poster (session 3):
Seed vigour of wheat cultivars seed lots (Modarresi, R., Van Damme, P. & Reheul, D.)
3 – 7 June Zaragoza (Spain)
XI GREMPA meeting on pistachios and almonds (georganiseerd door de Universiteit van Zaragoza)
Ecophysiological characteristics of two pistachio species (Pistacia khinjuk and P. mutica) in response to salinity (Ranjbar, A., Lemeur, R. & Van Damme, P.)
Qualitative and quantitative analysis of traditional medicinal plant use by Quechua healers in the Bolivian Andes (Apillapampa, Department of Cochabamba) (Vandebroek, I. & Van Damme, P.)
27 – 30 May Utrecht (Netherlands)
9th Meeting on Nordic Botanical Research in the Neotropics
Vasconcella (Caricaceae) species in Southern Ecuador: Agronomical Potential and Need for Taxonomical Research (Scheldeman, X., Romero Motoche, J.P. & Van Damme, P.)
16 – 20 May Poznan (Poland)
EUCARPIA XVI Genetic Resources Section Symposium
Collection and Selection of Cherimoya (Annona cherimola Mill.) in Loja Province, Southern Ecuador(Scheldeman, X, Ureña Alvarez, J.V. & Van Damme, P.)
8 May Gent (Belgium)
53th International Symposium on Crop Protection.
Evaluation of vegetal extracts as biological herbi- en pesticides for their use in Cuban agriculture (De Cupere, F., Vandebroek, I., Puentes, M., Torres, S. & Van Damme, P.)
2000 26 November – 1 December Cairns (Australia)
Highland papayas in Southern Ecuador: need for conservation actions (Scheldeman, X., Romero, J. & Van Damme, P.)
Improving cherimoya (Annona cherimola mill.) cultivation exploring its centre of origin (Scheldeman, X., Urea, V. & Van Damme, P.)
Chair for Session 5: Conservation (together with Dr. Bhag Mal)
30 November Cairns (Australia)
Understanding and Managing Intellectual Property with Transgenic Crops, Postconference workshop.
5 - 9 November Cienfuegos (Cuba)
Botanical Gardens, their challenge in the XXI Century (Cienfuegos Botanical Garden)
Ethnobotanical Research at the University of Ghent in Latin America
12 – 16 June Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
International Conference on Science and Technology for Managing Plant Genetic Diversity in the 21st Century (IPGRI).
Potential of and Threat to Cherimoya (Annona cherimola Mill.) Conservation in its Centre of Origin (Scheldeman, X., Ureña Alvarez, J.V. & Van Damme, P.)
Collection and Selection of Cherimoya (Annona cherimola Mill.) in Loja Province, Southern Ecuador (Scheldeman, X., Ureña Alvarez, J.V. & Van Damme, P.)
Potential of Local Highland Papayas in Southern Ecuador (Scheldeman, X., Heyens, V., Romero Motoche, J.V. & Van Damme, P.)
Edaphoclimatological Evaluation and its Possibilities: A Case Study of Local Highland Papayas in Loja Province, Ecuador (Scheldeman,X., Vandersmissen, M., Romero Motoche, J.V. & Van Damme, P.)
10 mei Utrecht (Nederland)
Invited lecture: Ethnobotanical Research in South America: from theory to practices (with case studies from Ecuador and Bolivia). Lecture as part of the Neotropical Flora intensive MSc training course (Utrecht Universiteit, National herbarium of Holland; course leader: Prof. Dr. Paul Maas)
1999 30 October - 4 November Be’er Sheva (and Sede Boqer) (Israël)
Combating Desertification with Plants – Trees for Arid Lands Conference, georganiseerd door The International Program for Arid Land Crops (IPALAC, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev). Oral presentation:
Potencial del cultivo de chirimoya (Annona cherimola Mill.) en la provincia de Loja, Ecuador (together with Scheldeman, X., Urena, V., Romero, J. en Van Damme, V.).
13 October Ghent (Belgium)
Fifth PhD Symposium organised by the FAABS/RUG.
Poster presentation: Ecophysiological Characteristics of Two Pistachio Species (Pistacia khinjuk and P. mutica) in Response to Salinity (Ranjbar, A., Lemeur, R. and Van Damme, P.)
20 – 23 September Zürich (Switzerland)
International Conference on Calibration and Reliability in Groundwater Modelling. Coping with Uncertainty.
The influence of small dams on seasonal water table variations in the sedimentation and granite erosion mantle in northern Togo(Vermeulen, H., Van Herpe, Y., Van Damme, P., De Troch, F. and Troch, P.).
16 September Antwerp (Belgium)
Kauri Café: Women Entrepreneurs in the South: Problems and Solutions. Moderator.
14 September Brussels (Belgium)
Women and Credit in a Developing World Context.
Seminar organised by Kauri and Mensenbroeders, Flemish NGO for development cooperation, as part of the Women and Globalisation Conference (15 - 20 September).
L’expérience de RAFIA en matière de mise en place et d’appui de systèmes d’épargne et de crédit autogérés (Self-monitored saving and credit systems: the RAFIA experience in northern Togo).
1 - 4 September Sanliurfa (Turkije)
XI GREMPA Meeting on Pistachios and Almonds (organised by and at the University of Harran, Faculty of Agriculture & Pistachio Research and Application Center).
Ecophysiological Characteristics of Two Pistachio Species (Pistacia khinjuk and P. mutica) in Response to Salinity (Ranjbar, A., Lemeur, R. and Van Damme, P.)
12 - 13 July Brussels (Belgium)
VlIR-IUC Partner Council: discussion on scope of programme and programme definition
6 July Utrecht (Holland)
Ethnobotanical Research at the University Gent.
Lecture at the University of Utrecht, Faculty of Biology (head of department: Prof. Dr. Paul J.M. Maas) as part of the intensive MSc training course ‘Neotropical Flora’
1 - 5 May Cochabamba (Bolivia)
Teaching of 60 hours (30 hours theory + 30 hours practical sessions) course on Bases generales de Ecologia Terrestrein the first year of the Maestria en Ciencias Ambientales (mencion Biodiversidad Vegetal) postgraduate course programme (organised within the Centro de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Renovables).
16 - 19 March Loja (Ecuador)
Convenor of the First International Symposium on Cherimoya.
Chair of Opening Ceremony and opening lecture on
Four Years of Cherimoya Research in Southern Ecuador: Where Do We Go From Here.
Four paper presentations:
Edaphoclimatological Study of Cherimoya (Annona cherimola Mill.) in Loja Province, South Ecuador(Bydekerke, L., Scheldeman, X., Van Ranst, E. & Van Damme, P.)
Collection and Characterization of Cherimoya (Annona cherimola Mill.) in Loja Province, South Ecuador (Scheldeman, X., Ureña Alvarez, J.V. & Van Damme, P.)
Promising Cherimoya (Annona cherimola Mill.) Accessions in Loja Province, South Ecuador(Scheldeman, X. & Van Damme, P.)
Seed Structure and Germination of Cherimoya (Annona cherimola Mill.) (De Smet, S., Scheldeman, X., Romero Motoche J.P. & Van Damme, P.)
22 - 26 February Turrialba, CATIE (Costa Rica)
Presentation of poster 63:
Sangre de Drago (Croton spp.): a potential new crop for and from the humid forests in South America (together with F. Van Dycke and J. De Schepper)
at the Multistrata Agroforestry Systems with Perennial Crops congress (poster was presented in the absence of the submitters)
01 - 12 February Lomé (Togo)
Teaching of 40 hours course on Problèmes urbains et ruraux de l’environnement, as part of the postgraduate programme on environmental law (D.E.A. - Politique et droit de l’environnement), organised by Law Faculty, University of Maastricht (Holland), University of Gent and Liège, Faculté des sciences juridique, économiques et politiques (National University of Benin, Cotonou, Benin) and Faculté de Droit (University of Benin, Lomé, Togo).
08 - 24 January Cochabamba (Bolivia)
Teaching of 40 hours course on Etnofarmacologia in the Maestria en Ciencias Ambientales (mencion Biodiversidad Vegetal) postgraduate course programme (organised within the Centro de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Renovables).
13 – 19 January Quito (Ecuador)
Exhibition Ecuador alternativo.
Presentation of the project Conocimientos y Pràcticas Culturales sobre los Recursos Fitogenéticos en el Austro Ecuatoriano (together with X. Scheldeman)
1998 03 - 07 December Dakar (Senegal)
Participation in the joint Global Biodiversity Forum and Convention on Desertification meetings. Presentation of a paper:
Data collection for problem identification and priority setting: a case study from the Casamance, Senegal, in the Linking Biodiversity and Desertification: a Strategic Perspective workshop.
21 - 29 November ICRAF, Nairobi (Kenya)
Presentation of a paper at ICRAF’s weekly seminar: From ethnobotanical research into new fruit crop development: the case of Annona, Passiflora and Carica – experiences from Ecuador
6 October Gent (Belgium)
Fourth PhD Symposium organised by the FAABS/RUG:
Estimation of Leaf Area by Non-destructive Methods in Three Iranian Pistachio Species (Pistacia khinjuk subp. oblonga, P. khinjuk subsp. populifolia and P. mutica subsp. cabulica), Ranjbar, A. & Van Damme, P.
18 - 19 February Osnabruck (Duitsland).
Preparatory workshop for ‘EU-funded Concerted Action Project with the Objective to Improve the Utilization of Halophytes in Subtropical and Tropical Regions', organized by the University of Osnabruck.
03 - 15 January Lomé (Togo).
Problèmes environnementaux des PVD. Course (30h theory + 15h practical sessions) in the postgraduate course Droit environnemental, organized by and in collaboration with Universiteit Maastricht (Nederland), Université de Liège et RUG, et Université du Bénin, Lomé (Togo) et Université Nationale du Bénin (UNB), Cotonou (Bénin). Contacts with colleagues from UNB and UB on possibilities for further collaboration.
1997 24 September Wageningen (Holland)
Participation in the conference ‘For teleteaching teacher still requested ?’ (Voor teleleren nog docent vereist ?).
8 - 12 September Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
Participation in the "16th Asian-Pacific Weed Science Society Conference", organised by Malaysian Plant Protection Society (MAPPS).
Presentation of a paper:
Weed Surveys Providing Ecological Information for Development of Integrated Weed Management Systems in the Tropics, and
Effective Weed-free Period for Two Vegetable Bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) cultivars in Sri Lanka’.
Co-chairman and jury member for ‘best paper of the conference' for session 1B: Weed Biology and Ecology II.
20 - 23 August Beijing (P.R. China)
Participation in the "International Symposium on Sustainable Agricultural Technology"
The Importance of Knowledge on Floristic Composition and Relative Abundance of Rice Weeds in the Dry and Intermediate Zones of Sri Lanka: the Case of Echinochloa.
Co-chairman of the second day's morning session of working (technical) group B; presented the conclusions of working (technical) group A to the general assembly at the closing ceremony.
03 May Gent (Belgium)
18 March Brussels (Belgium)
Participation in the seminar ‘Food security in Tanzania: a comparison between the policies of ACT and COOPIBO, Flemish NGOs for development cooperation, organized by NCOS, Brussels.
17 -18 March Brussels (Belgium)
Participation in the congress ‘Adapted Modes of Co-operation as a Driving Force for Social Economic Promotion of Farmers in the South', organized by Ieder voor Allen, Flemish NGO for development cooperation.
07 - 08 March Ostend (Belgium)
International Conference on the Social Economy in the North and South, organized by the Belgian Administration of Development Cooperation (BADC).
1996 15 December Antwerp (Belgium)
Don't just say ‘‘Hottentot" to a ‘‘Topnaar"...(Zeg niet zomaar ‘‘Hottentot" tegen een ‘‘Topnaar"...), given on invitation for the Cultural Department of the Royal Zoological Society of Antwerp.
13 - 17 October Meknès (Morocco)
Participation in the ‘Xème Colloque du GREMPA' (Groupe de Recherches et d'Etudes Méditerranéens pour L'Amandier et le Pistachier). Presentation of ongoing research activities on pistachio.
11 - 13 September Dijon (France)
Participation as an author into the ‘10th Conference on Weed Biology’.
Presentation of a paper
Floristic Composition and Relative Abundance of Rice Weeds in the Dry and Intermediate Zones of Sri Lanka (together with Van Mele P., Van Damme V., Scheldeman X. and Meylemans B.)
3 - 7 September Prague (Tsjech Republic)
44th annual congress on Medicinal Plant Research
Pharmacological Study of Acanthosicyos horridus. I. Effect on Some Biochemical Parameters
Pharmacological Study of Acanthosicyos horridus. II. Interaction with Adrenalin and Acetylcholine on the Sensitivity of Myocard in Rats (with Mimica-Kukic N., Popovic M., Jakovljevic, V., and Milicevic, B.)
02 - 06 September Nairobi (Kenya)
Fifth International Congress of Ethnobiology
Wild Edible Fruits of Southern Ecuador and Their Cultivation Prospects (together with Van den Eynden V.)
23 - 26 July Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
International Conference on Tropical Fruits, Global Commercialisation of Tropical Fruits
Demand for Tropical Fruits Produced in the Southern Provinces of Ecuador (together with Verheyen I.)
08 July Hohenheim (Germany)
Participation in the NATURA organized ‘Course on Agricultural Technology in Tropical Countries' lecturing ‘Agro-silvopastoral systems (The multipurpose tree idea)’ and ‘Ethnobotanical aspects of legumes’ (7 hours in total).
02 - 05 July Kew Gardens (England)
Invited lecture at the Institute for Development Research in the M Sc programme ‘Agriculture in Africa’. Title: Ecological Aspects of Farming Systems in The Tropics.
20 - 23 March Montevideo (Uruguay)
VIII simposio Latinoamericano de Farmacobotania.
The Long Quest for New Medicine, Ethnopharmacology: a difficult Research Discipline is Coming of Age.
11-15 March Montpellier (France)
Eucarpia Meeting on Tropical Crops
Ethnobotanical research at the Faculty of Agricultural and Applied Biological Sciences, University of Gent (together with Van Mele P., De Wolf J., Van den Eynden V. and Van Winghem J.)
01 March ICRAF, Nairobi (Kenya)
Presentation of a paper at ICRAF’s weekly seminar on ‘The ethnobotany of the Namib Topnaar’
25 - 28 February Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe)
International Symposium on Chemistry, Biological and Pharmacological Properties of African Medicinal Plants
The Cytotoxic Principle of the Roots of Bridelia micrantha (together with Van Puyvelde L., Boeikens M., Wouters W., Bracke J., Janssens W., Lauwers W., De Kimpe N., Van den Eynden V. and De Wulf J.)
19 - 23 February Nairobi (Kenya)
Domestication and Commercialization of Non-timber Forest Products in Agroforestry Systems; An International Conference
Promising New Non-timber Products from Southern Senegal (together with De Wolf J., Van den Eynden V. and Van Winghem J.)
08 -12 February Athens (Greece)
General Assemblee of NATURA, official representative of the University of Gent.