♦ Study of steppe and semidesert ecosystems and biodiversity
♦ Biology of steppe and semidesert animal and plant species
♦ Design and establishment of protected areas in open landscapes
♦ Best practices and recommendations for sustainable use of bioresources and landscapes in steppe and semidesert zones
♦ The influence of anthropogenic transformation of ecosystems and land-use alteration on biodiversity
♦ Conservation and socioeconomic management of steppe and semidesert ecosystems
Working languages: Russian, English (simultaneous translation will be provided).
Program (scientific) committee: Dr Yury Grachev, Dr Paul Donald, Dr Tatyana Duysebayeva, Dr, Prof. Anatoly Kovshar, Dr, Prof. Natalya Ogar, Dr Sergey Sklyarenko.
Organizers: Association for the Conservation of Biodiversity of Kazakhstan (ACBK), with the support of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) and the UK Government’s Darwin Initiative.
The registration is closed.
The submission of abstracts and Round Table summaries is closed.
The program of the conference is being finalised and will be annouced in first version till February, 10th.
The dates are: March 12th, 18.00 - start of registration and informal opening ceremony; March 13-14 - scientific program.
Publications: Abstracts will be published before the conference, full proceedings will be published after the conference. The deadline for the texts for the proceedings is 15 April 2013. The guidelines for authors will be announced till February 10th.
Post-conference excursion: 1-day bus excursion to mountain dry steppe and Charyn river canyon (optional), on March 15th.
Conference venue: The conference will be held in "Kazzhol" Hotel.
Accommodation: The booking forms will be sent to participants till February 2th and placed at web-site. To get discount prices the reservation has to be done via organizers (not at the hotels web-sites!)
Information: updated information will be placed at web-site www.acbk.kz, as well as distributed via e-mails and among interested persons (first of all for all registered participants).
Registration: is opened on-line in Russian and English at this page. If you want to participate without presentation you may do registration now.
Information letter from 22 February, 2013