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Plenary Session

Natural and Cultural History of the Colombian Caribbean Region

Opening keynote

Santiago Madriñán

Sunday July 10; after the opening ceremony

B.Sc.-Biology, Universidad de los Andes 1987; Ph.D. Systematic Botany, Harvard University 1996

Full Professor, Universidad de los Andes 1997–present; Director Jardín Botánico de Cartagena 2015–present

Corresponding Member, Academia de Ciencias Exactas, Físicas y Naturales de Colombia 2014–present.

Research Associate Royal Botanic Gardens Kew 2002; New York Botanical Garden 2007; International Tropical Biology Center, Florida International University,2015.

Fields of interest: Neotropical plant evolution, Páramos and Seasonally Dry Tropical Forests

Publications:

· 5 books, including “Nikolaus Joseph Jacquin’s American Plants: Botanical Expedition to the Caribbean (1754–1759) and the Publication of the Selectarum Stirpium Americanarum Historia” Brill, Leiden 2013” and “Flora Neotropica Monograph-Rhodostemonodaphne (Lauraceae)” New York Botanical Garden 2004

· 7 book chapters

· 56 scientific papers in: floristics, anatomy, morphology, systematics and evolution of neotropical plants; evolution on the biota of the Páramos; Seasonally Dry Tropical Forest conservation; systematics of the Lauraceae; DNA barcoding; ethnobotany and economic botany; history of botany.

Microchilus madrinanii Ormerod, named after a specimen collected in Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, July 13, 1989.

Professional links: http://botanica.uniandes.edu.co http://jbgp.org.co https://uniandes.academia.edu/SantiagoMadriñán https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Santiago_Madrinan http://scholar.google.com.co/citations?hl=en&user=K9Wwx68AAAAJ http://www.researcherid.com/rid/A-1149-2010 https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0807-6523 https://scienti.minciencias.gov.co/cvlac/visualizador/generarCurriculoCv.do?cod_rh=0000099651 https://scienti.minciencias.gov.co/gruplac/jsp/visualiza/visualizagr.jsp?nro=00000000001099"