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FloraMac 2022 is an international symposium that aims to bring together during a week, both senior and novel local-based or continental researchers working on different disciplines (i.e. taxonomy, ecology, biogeography, reproductive biology, vegetation science, genetics, phylogeography, palaeocology, evolutionary biology, conservation biology, history of science, etc.) regarding the terrestrial and marine flora and vegetation of the Macaronesian biogeographical region (Azores, Madeira, Salvages, Canaries and Cabo Verde). 

 

FloraMac (diminutive of Flora of Macaronesia) conferences started in summer 2010 with the very first event held in Ponta Delgada (São Miguel) in Azores and hosted by the University of Azores. Two years later, it moved to another Macaronesian archipelago, this time Madeira, where the University of Madeira organized the 2nd FloraMac event in summer 2012. It was not until summer 2015 when FloraMac jumped for its first time to the Canaries, specifically to Gran Canaria, where the Jardín Botánico Canario “Viera y Clavijo” – Unidad Asociada al CSIC, hosted the 3rd FloraMac event in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Three years later FloraMac jumped back to Madeira, where our colleagues from the University of Madeira organized the 4th FloraMac event, which took place in summer 2018. Finally, a couple of years ago the University of La Laguna (Tenerife) assumed the responsibility of organizing the 5th FloraMac event, which although initially scheduled for summer 2021 was inevitably postponed due to the COVID pandemic to September 2022, and will take place in San Sebastián de La Gomera.

 

FloraMac conferences continue with the tradition that started ca. 50 years ago in 1973 in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Canary Islands), followed in 1977 by the 2nd event in Funchal (Madeira), with the organization of a regional symposium called “Congreso Internacional Pro-Flora Macaronésica” that gathered researchers working with very different approaches in the terrestrial and marine flora and vegetation of the Macaronesian Region. Some decades later, this event was replaced with the “International Symposium Fauna and Flora of the Atlantic Islands” which took place as much as five times in several places (1st in Funchal, Madeira in 1993; 2nd in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Canaries in 1996; 3th in Ponta Delgada, São Miguel, Azores in 1998; 4th in Praia, Santiago, Cabo Verde in 2000, and 5th in Dublin Ireland in 2004), before its final disappearance.

 

In this page you will find all the useful information you will need regarding the logistics (travelling, accommodation, restaurants, timetables, companies, prices, excursions, etc.) and the inscription (abstract submission, scientific programme, fees, deadlines, awards, composition of the organising and scientific committees, etc.) of the fifth FloraMac conference, which will take place in San Sebastián de La Gomera (Canary Islands) between the 12th and 16th of September, 2022. We invite you to browse across the different tabs to find the info you are interested in.

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Photo credit of terrestrial biodiversity images: Rubén Barone.

If you wish to contact the technical secretariat of the conference, send your questions to floramac2022@gmail.com.