General information

General Schedule of Activities

Duration 5 days, from Monday 29th September to Friday 3rd October 2008
Political Segment 1 day
Scientific Talks 4 days
Poster Sessions 2 days in the afternoon
Workshops 5 days, please find details in the programme
Arrival and Registration Sunday late afternoon and Monday morning
Congress Dinner Tuesday evening
Excursions Framing the Congress

Steering Committee

BIOTA West Africa

  1. Eduard Linsenmair (University of Würzburg, Germany) (Substitute Elisabeth Kalko)
  2. Brice Sinsin (Laboratoire d’Ecologie Appliquée, Benin)
  3. Adjima Thombiano (Université de Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso)
  4. Minnattallah Boutros (University of Würzburg, Germany)
  5. Souleymane Konaté (Station d´Ecologie Lamto, Côte d'Ivoire)

BIOTA East Africa

  1. Wolfgang Wägele (University of Bonn, Germany) (Substitute Katrin Böhning-Gaese)
  2. Beatrice Khayota (National Museums of Kenya, Kenya)
  3. Gerald Eilu (Makerere University, Uganda)
  4. Wolfram Freund (University of Bonn, Germany)

BIOTA Southern Africa

  1. Norbert Jürgens (University of Hamburg, Germany) (Substitute Michael Kirk)
  2. John Donaldson (SANBI, South Africa)
  3. Dave Joubert (UNAM, Namibia)
  4. Ingo Homburg (University of Hamburg, Germany)


  1. Mohamed Yessef (Institut Agronomique et Vétérinaire Hassan II, Rabat, Maroc)


  1. Manfred Denich (University of Bonn, Germany)

Stakeholder Dialogue

  1. Peter Moll (Science Development, Germany)


  1. Rainer Müssner (BMBF, Germany)
  2. Lothar Quintern (PT-DLR, Germany)
  3. Ruth Badeberg (PT-DLR, Germany)