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International Symposium on
Biodiversity: Status, Utilization and Impact of Challenging
Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University(A Central University)
Vidya Vihar, Rae bareli RoadLucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
In Collaboration with
Indian Academy of Environmental SciencesHaridwar, Uttarakhand
October 30-31, 2014
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Greetings from Babasaheb Bhimrao
Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar
University (A Central University), in
collaboration with Indian Academy of
Environmental Sciences, Haridwar
welcomes you to the International
Symposium on Biodiversity: Status,
Utilization and Impact of Challenging
Climatic Conditions to be held in
Lucknow during October 30-31, 2014.
The symposium is an attempt to provide
a common forum to discuss, deliberate
and propose solutions on various aspects
related to the theme, with the ultimate
aim of devising ways, methods and
policies to promote and conserve the rich
biodiversity of the planet earth.
The two-day event would be graced
by the presence of eminent International
and National educators/ scientists/
policymakers who would share their vast
experience and expertise with the young
and budding researchers and student
Theme and Objective of the
The link between climate change
and biodiversity has long been
e s t a b l i s h e d . T h e U N ' s G l o b a l
Biodiversity Outlook 3, in May 2010, has
very aptly summarized the negative
impacts of the changing climate on
biodiversity and ecosystems and
predicted that these are yet modest
compared to future projected threats.
Against this background, the main
o b j e c t i v e o f t h i s i n t e r n a t i o n a l
symposium is to bring together
distinguished educators, pure and
applied scientists, budding researchers,
conservation practitioners, public health
workers, NGOs, policymakers and
community leaders on a common forum
for the sharing of knowledge, research
and experiences in the fields of
biodiversity and climate change.
The objective of the symposium
would be addressed through the
following technical sessions:
Taxonomy and Biodiversity
Aquatic Biology and Fishery
Entomology and Sericulture
V e c t o r b o r n e d i s e a s e s a n d
Ecology, Wildlife Biology and
Molecular Biology, Biotechnology
and other New and emerging areas
of Biological sciences.
be published with full length papers. A
special invitation will be sent to the
authors based on the quality of the
abstract. Full length papers should reach
organizers before or on October 15, 2014
by email as well as the hard copy through
The decision of the scientific committee
will be final regarding the acceptance and
mode of presentation of the papers.
Abstract Format: The abstract in MS
Word, Times New Roman, not exceeding
250 words should be in the following
Preference : Oral/ Poster Title (capital
and bold, font size 14), Author(s) name
(bold, presenting author's name
underlined, font size 12) and affiliation
(address of institution with email of
corresponding author). Title, author(s)
name and affiliation centre aligned. Key
words (italics, bold, font size 10, limited
to 5 words). Text (justified, spacing 1.15,
Format of Full Length Papers: Full
length papers to be published in the
Proceedings should contain Title,
Author(s), Address, email, Abstract,
Introduction, Materials & Methods
(not required in case of 'review'
articles), Results and Discussion,
Acknowledgements and References.
Based on the organizing committee's
decision, selected contributed
papers will be allotted in special
A poster competition will be held
mainly for post-graduate (M.Sc.)
students and Research (Ph.D)
Impacts of Climate Change on
Integrated and ecosystem-based
approaches for climate change
adaptation and mitigation
The deliberations of the symposium
would involve the following academic
Plenary and Invited Thematic
Oral/Poster Presentations of
contributed research papers.
Competitive oral presentations
under the 'Young Scientists' session.
Award for best 'Young Scientist'
one each in the male and the
Thematic Poster Competition for
M.Sc. & Ph.D. students.
'Best Poster' Awardone each in the
male and the female category.
Call for Papers
Abstract(s) of original research are
invited in English from Educators/
Scientists /Researchers /Technologists/
Policy-makers and NGOs for oral and
poster presentat ion during the
symposium. Abstract(s) should reach the
organizers before or on September 30,
2014 by email.
Proceedings of the symposium will
*Student/Research Scholar should send a certificate duly signed by Head of the Institution and should carry valid ID proof. Student category symposium material will be provided.**Symposium material will not be provided to Accompanying person.
Accommodation Charges (in Rs): Per
person per day on sharing basisUniversity Hostel : Rs. 250=/person/day
Guest House : Rs. 450=/ person/day
Budget Hotels : Rs. 800=/ person/day
Three Star Hotels : Rs. 3000=/
Five Star Hotels : As per Tariff
Mode of Payment
Bank draft in favour of Organizing Secretary , ISB 2014 (A/c No. 2900101006158) payable at Canara Bank, Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Lucknow, UP, India.
All overseas participants require a valid
passport and entry visa for India. Please
consult your travel agency or nearest
India Embassy/ Consulate Office.
Kindly intimate us once your travel plan
is ready and give us details so that we can
inform the Ministry of External Affairs,
Home Ministry, Govt. of India, DST,
Govt. of India, Home Ministry, Govt. of
Uttar Pradesh and Security Agencies.
The registration fee does not include
insurance for the participants regarding
accidents, sickness or loss of personal
property. Participants are requested to
make their own arrangements with
respect to health and travel insurance.
The registration fee does not include
a c c o m m o d a t i o n c h a r g e s . T h e
participants requiring accommodation
may forward the request in advance to
the organizers for making arrangements
o n t h e i r b e h a l f . P a r t i c i p a n t s '
accommodation will be arranged in
guest houses of different organizations
or hotels located in Lucknow.
Scholars based on the theme of the
1x1sq. metre space will be provided
for each poster. The poster should
preferably be in one piece.
Awards and Medals
Senior educators/ scientists/
researchers will be honoured with
awards and medals after receiving
their nominations and resumes.
Separate awards and medals would
be given for students/scholars.
Oral Presentation facilities
Laptops (with MS-office & Adobe
Reader), Multimedia projector & Screen,
and Laser sticks will be made available.
Important Dates of the Symposium
Registration and Abstracts: on or before
September 30, 2014
With Late Fee : October 15, 2014
Spot Registration: October 30, 2014
September 30, 2014
(Does not include accommodation & transportation/
Category On or before September
On or before
October 15, 2014
` 2,500/- ` 3,000/- ` 3,500/-
$ 150 $ 175 $ 200
Foreign Accompanying Delegate (US$)
$ 120 $ 150 $ 200
*Research Scholars (`) ` 1,500/- ` 1,800/- ` 2500/-
*Students (`) ` 1000/- ` 1,500/- ` 2000/-
**Accompanying person(s) (`)
` 2,000/- ` 2,500/- ` 3,000/-
General Information about
Lucknow, the second largest city of
northern India and the capital city of
Uttar Pradesh in India, is situated on the
banks of river Gomti. The city retains its
age-old charm and is renowned for its
e t i q u e t t e a n d
as the ''lucknawi
tehzeeb''. Its deep-
impos ing awe-