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18th – 23rd February 2018 Rydges Hotel Resort, Queenstown, New Zealand

The 15th International Symposium on Aquatic Plants was held in stunning Queenstown, in the South Island of New Zealand, from 18–23rd of February 2018. The conference had 3 themes (Biodiversity, conservation and biomonitoring, Management and invasive species, Ecosystem response and restoration) and 11 sessions chaired by scientists from universities and research institutes around the world. The symposium provided a forum for scientist to share their latest research, promote debate, discussion and collaboration.

We would like to acknowledge the support of the sponsors the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA), the Aquatic Plant Management Society (APMS), Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) and Boffa Miskell, the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) and the Aquatic Ecosystem Restoration Foundation (AERF).

About the International Symposium on Aquatic Plants

An international scientific committee oversees the conference and its outputs, while a local organising committee looks after the conference management.

International scientific committee

  • Teresa Ferreira (Chair), Portugal: Enable JavaScript to view protected content.
  • Deborah Hofstra, New Zealand: Enable JavaScript to view protected content.
  • Matthew O’Hare, United Kingdom: Enable JavaScript to view protected content.
  • Krzysztof Szoszkiewicz, Poland: Enable JavaScript to view protected content.
  • Seppo Hellsten, Finland: Enable JavaScript to view protected content.
  • M. Elisabeth Gross, France: Enable JavaScript to view protected content.
  • Ludwig Triest, Belgium: Enable JavaScript to view protected content.
  • Iris Stiers, Belgium: Enable JavaScript to view protected content.
  • Elisabeth S. Bakker, Netherlands: Enable JavaScript to view protected content.
  • Takashi Asaeda, Japan: Enable JavaScript to view protected content.
  • Julie Coetzee, South Africa: Enable JavaScript to view protected content.
  • Wei Li, China: Enable JavaScript to view protected content.
  • Rob Richardson, USA: Enable JavaScript to view protected content.
  • Jay Ferrell, USA: Enable JavaScript to view protected content.
  • Tenna Riis, Denmark: Enable JavaScript to view protected content.
  • Patricia Chambers, Canada: Enable JavaScript to view protected content.
  • Sidinei Magela Thomaz, Brazil: Enable JavaScript to view protected content.
  • Eva Papastergiadou, Greece: Enable JavaScript to view protected content.

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The 16th International Symposium on Aquatic Plants

The 16th International Symposium on Aquatic Plants will be held in Denmark in August 2020. Please direct enquiries to Tenna Riis (Enable JavaScript to view protected content.).

Map of New Zealand Queenstown

Key sponsors