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> International Symposium - Sustainable Agriculture for the Tropics:
The Role of Biological Nitrogen Fixation
> November 26th to December 1st, 1995
> Angra dos Reis, Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL
> As announced in the first circular distributed in February 1995, the Brazilian National Centre for Agrobiology Research (EMBRAPA-CNPAB), the Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRRJ) and the Brazilian Academy of Sciences are organising an Int> ernational Symposium on "Sustainable Agriculture for the Tropics: The Role of Biological Nitrogen Fixation" to be held in Angra dos Reis, Rio de Janeiro, from 26th November to 1st December 1995. The Symposium is being held to commemorate the 71st birthday> of Dr Johanna Dobereiner, a scientist who has dedicated over 4 decades to research and training in BNF, and has made an immense impact on the progress in this field in the tropics.
> Twenty five invited speakers from 13 different countries will give review papers on their specialities, and interdisciplinary discussions will be held to formulate research priorities for the application of the recent advances in BNF research to the de> velopment of a sustainable and productive agriculture for the tropics. Those wishing to attend the conference are invited to submit original contributions in the form of posters or oral contributions.
> Presentations and Abstracts
> Speakers presenting the invited review papers will have 30 minutes to present their papers, and 10 minutes for discussion. Any number of original contributions in the form of posters can be accepted, but oral contributions (15 minutes), will be limited> due to timetable restrictions. All contributors, including invited speakers, should submit extended (2 page) abstracts (see enclosed Instructions to Authors) of their presentations to the organising committee before 15th August (date of postage - express> mail [eg Sedex, DHL]), along with the enclosed registration form.
> If you wish to have your presentation considered for oral presentation and/or publication in the Proceeding of the Symposium you should indicate on the registration form. All extended abstracts will be published in the programme/abstract book which wil> l be distributed to all participants at registration.
> The proceedings of the symposium will be published as a special issue of the journal Soil Biology and Biochemistry. Dr Robert Burris of the University of Wisconsin has kindly accepted to be the senior editor of these proceedings. Papers, including tho> se of invited speakers, will be published subject to the normal refereeing procedures of this journal. Review papers presented by the invited speakers will be restricted to 8 pages in length and original contributions restricted to 5 pages. One page of te> xt in this journal contains 900 to 1000 words, or 30-35 references. Figures, depending on their complexity will occupy between 20 and 50% of a page. For invited speakers instructions for authors for this journal are enclosed; for all other participants in> structions will be distributed along with those for the posters with the final circular.
> The Symposium will be held at the Angra Inn Hotel, in Angra dos Reis, approximately 120km down the coast, south-west of Rio de Janeiro. Angra dos Reis is on the coast surrounded by beautiful beaches, tropical forest and offshore islands. At this time > of year (late November) maximum day temperatures are normally 30-35oC falling to 20-25oC at night. It can rain heavily in this season, but even then its not cold.
> Hotel Information
> The Angra Inn hotel is very comfortable but has only 45 apartments. There are two good quality Guest houses, Pousada Milagres and Pousada Praia Grande within walking distance, and several hotels in the town Centre 2 km from the Angra Inn. Free transpo> rt will be provided from these hotels to the Angra Inn in the morning and return in the evening for conference members.
> Please indicate your first and second preferences on the registration form:
> A. Angra Inn: Single room, US$ 108.oo/night, Double room (double bed), US$ 63.oo/ person/night. The prices for this hotel include breakfast, lunch and evening meal.
> Within walking distance:
> B. Pousada Milagres: This guest house has some apartments with four single beds at US$ 23.oo/person/night and these rooms will be allocated to four people of the same sex. There are also some rooms with one double bed at US$ 68.oo/room/night. Breakfast is> included.
> C. Pousada Praia Grande: This guest house has only rooms with double beds at US$ 40.oo/room/ night. Breakfast is included.
> Town Centre:
> D. Hotel Caribe*** : Single room US$ 111.oo/night. Double room with two single beds US$ 57.oo/person/night. Breakfast is included.
> E. Hotel Londres*** : Single room US$ 46.oo/night. Double room with single beds US$ 29.oo/person/night. Breakfast is included.
> F. Hotel Palace**: Single room US$ 68.oo/night. Double room with two single beds US$ 46.oo/person/night. Breakfast is included.
> G. Hotel Acropolis***: Single room US$ 51.oo/night. Double room with two single beds US$ 34.oo/person/night. Breakfast is included.
> All hotels have a shower and toilet in each room. The hotels will add a 10% service charge. These prices are based on the present exchange rate of the REAL to the United States dollar (1 US$ = 0.88R$), and are very unlikely to be significantly higher at t> he time of the Symposium. With block bookings we hope we can offer lower prices when we have all the reservations.
> Registration Fee
> The registration fee for the Symposium will be US$150.oo, with a price for students of US$ 70.oo, payable at registration on arrival in Angra dos Reis. This fee includes the welcome cocktail, conference dinner and a copy of the abstract book and the > proceedings.
> Other than Rio de Janeiro itself, Brazil has many beautiful and interesting tourist attractions; ranging from the Igua‡u Falls, the vast Pantanal nature reserve, historic cities such as Ouro Preto and Salvador, to the the Amazon forest and the beache> s of the North-east. Conference members wishing to visit other parts of Brazil should inform us and we will put them in touch with a travel agent in Rio who can book hotels, flights etc. and give any information required.
> Sustainable Agriculture for the Tropics: The Role of Biological Nitrogen Fixation
> November 26 th to December 1st, 1995
> Preliminary Program
> Nov. 26 th 1995
> 13.00 - 20.00 h Registration
> 20.00 - 22.00 h Welcome cocktail
> Nov. 27 th 1995
> 08.00 - 12.00 h Late registration
> 09.00 - 10.00 h Opening ceremonies
> 10.00 - 10.30 h Coffee break
> Session I. Contribution of Biological Nitrogen Fixation to the Sustainability of Tropical Agriculture
> 10.30 - 11.10 h Agricultural sustainability in the tropics - Dr Gerardo Budowski, Costa Rica.
> 11.10 - 11.50 h Biological nitrogen fixation in the tropics: social and economic contribution - Dr. Johanna D”bereiner, Brazil.
> 11.50 - 13.30 h Lunch.
> 13.30 - 14.10 h The role of nitrogen fixation and nutrient supply in some agroforestry systems in the Americas - Dr. Donald Kass, Costa Rica.
> 14.10 - 14.50 h Biological nitrogen fixation and nitrogen cycling in tropical agriculture - Dr. Robert M. Boddey, Brazil.
> 14.50 - 15.10 h Coffee break
> 15.10 - 15.50 h The success and difficulties of legume inoculation in Latin America - Dr. Joao Rui Jardim Freire, Brazil.
> 15.50 - 16.50 h Original Papers.
> 17.00 - 19.00 h Poster session.
> Nov. 28 th 1995
> Session II. Advances in BNF Genetics, Physiology and Biochemistry of N2 -fixing Microorganisms
> 08.30 - 09.10 h Exchange of molecular signals between diazotrophs and host plants. Dr. Joseph Vanderleyden, Belgium.
> 09.10 - 09.50 h Molecular signals exchanged between host plants and bacteria: potential for application of research results. Dr Mariangela Hungria, Brazil.
> 09.50 - 10.10 h Coffee break
> 10.10 - 10.50 h Genomic Dynamics in Rhizobium -Dr. Rafael Palacios, Mexico.
> 10.50 - 11.30 h Genetic diversity and structure within an ancient population of tropical rhizobia - Dr. Alan Gibson, Australia.
> 11.30 - 12.10 h Molecular ecology of nodulated legumes - Dr. Janet Sprent, Scotland.
> 12.10 - 13.30 h Lunch
> 13.30 - 14.10 h Nif genes regulation in diazotrophs associated with non-legumes - Dra. Christina Kennedy, USA.
> 14.10 - 14.50 h Structural organisation and regulation of nif genes in Herbaspirillum seropedicae. Fabio Pedrosa, Brazil.
> 14.50 - 15.10 h Coffee break.
> 15.10 - 15.50 h Regulation of nif genes and nitrogen metabolism in Azospirillum spp. Dr. Claudine Elmerich, France.
> 15.50 - 16.30 h Molecular microbial ecology applied to diazotrophs associated with non-legumes - Dr. Anton Hartmann, Germany.
> 16.30 - 17.30 h Original papers.
> 17.30 - 19.30 h Poster session.
> 20.00 - Conference Dinner
> Nov. 29 th 1995
> 08.00 h Visit to the Islands
> Nov. 30 th 1995
> 08.30 - 09.10 h Oxygen and Biological Nitrogen Fixation - Dr. Geoff Yates, England.
> 09.10 - 09.50 h Metabolism of diazotrophs associated with non-legumes - Dr. Gloria Dretz, Uruguay.
> 09.50 - 10.10 h Coffee break
> Session III. Advances in BNF in Tropical legumes
> 10.10 - 10.50 h Physiological and biochemical aspects of nitrogen fixation by soybean nodule cells or by bacteroids. Dr. Fraser Bergersen, Australia.
> 10.50 - 11.30 h Oxygen diffusion in legume nodules. Dr Frank Minchin, England.
> 11.30 - 12.10 h Diversity and adaptability of soybean and cowpea rhizobia in tropical soils. Dr. Maria Cristina P. Neves, Brazil.
> 12.10 - 13.30 h Lunch.
> 13.30 - 14.10 h Tree establishment technologies for biofuel production -Dr. Peter Dart, Australia.
> 14.10 -14.50 h The contribution of nitrogen fixing tree legumes to land reclamation and sustainability in the tropics - Dr. Avilio A. Franco, Brazil.
> 14.50 - 15.10 h Coffee break
> 15.10 - 16.25 h Original Papers.
> 16.30 - 18.00 h Poster session.
> 18.00 - 20.00 h Round Table Discussions
> Dec. 1st 1995
> Session IV.Advances in BNF in tropical non-legumes
> 08.30 - 09.10 h Recent advances in BNF with non-legume plants - Dr. Jos‚ Ivo Baldani, Brazil.
> 09.10 - 09.50 h Physiological properties of Azospirillum brasilense and its growth-promoting effects in the rhizosphere - Dr Yaacov Okon, Israel.
> 09.50 - 10.10 h Coffee break
> 10.10 - 10.50 h The contribution of actinorhizal plants to tropical soil productivity - Dr. Y. Dommergues, France.
> 10.50 - 11.30 h Maximising N2-fixation in sugarcane litter - Dr. G. Patriquin, Canada.
> 11.30 - 12.00 h Original Papers.
> 12.00 - 13.30 h Lunch.
> 13.30 - 14.10 h The role of BNF in biofuel production from sugar cane - Dr. Segundo Urquiaga, Brazil.
> 14.10 - 14.55 h
> 14.55 - 15.15 h Coffee break.
> 15.15 - 16.00 h
> 16.00 - 17.30 h Closing Session
> Dec. 2nd
> 08.00 Visit to Centro Nacional de Pesquisa de Agrobiologia (EMBRAPA-CNPAB, Serop‚dica).
> 12.30 Lunch at CNPAB
> 13.30 Trip to tourist sights in Rio de Janeiro.
> INSTRUCTIONS FOR AUTHORS
> PREPARATION OF EXTENDED ABSTRACTS
> Extended abstracts for all posters and papers (whether review or original contributions) of two pages in length will published in the Program and Abstracts book to be distributed to all participants at the time of registration for the Symposiu> m. Original contributions will be selected for oral presentation based on the content of the abstracts. The criteria for this selection will be appropriateness to the theme of the Symposium and originality. Authors wishing to have their contributions cons> idered for oral presentation should so indicate on the enclosed Preliminary Registration Form.
> 1. Size: The abstract should occupy at maximum 2 pages on letter size (28 x 21.6cm) paper within a box of 16.5 x 24.5 cm. The text will be reduced to 18.3 x 12.2 cm in the final printed abstract book.
> 2. Text: The text should be typed using a word processor on a IBM PC compatible system preferably Word for Windows or alternatively another processor which can be easily converted to Word for Windows (eg. MS Word for DOS, Word Perfect, Word Star). The fon> t should be Times New Roman, with font size not less than 12 point.
> 3. Title: In 14 point, bold. Not more than 15 words.
> 4. Authors: In 12 point, bold. Surnames preceded by initials. Underline the name of the author who will present the poster/paper.
> 5. Affiliation: In 12 point, normal type. If more than one institute involved indicate the affiliation of the different authors by superscripts after each surname in the list of Authors.
> 6. All remaining text should be in 12 point normal type. Scientific (species) names in italics.
> 7. The text should be divided into the following sections: Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results and Conclusions, References, Acknowledgements. Section headings in bold.
> 8. Tables and figures may be included in the text. Figures should be either integrated into the text (and the Word for Windows file), or an good original of each figure provided at actual size and a corresponding blank space in the text where the figure i> s to be inserted with the full legend for the figure at the bottom of the space.
> 9. References should be cited in the text using the author's name (or authors' names). If the cited reference has more than two authors only the first should be cited followed by et al.
> 10. References in the reference list should be cited in the shortened form, without the title of the paper, and for papers with more than two authors only the first should be cited using et al. as shown :
> Allen S. et al. (1985) J. Exp. Bot. 36: 413-425.
> Spencer D.M. (1962) In: Antibiotics in Agriculture (M. Woodbine, Ed.) pp. 125-145, Butterworths, London.
> Warnke D.D. and Barber S.A. (1974) Agron J. 66: 514-516.
> PRELIMINARY REGISTRATION FORM
> Surname:__________________________ First Names: __________________________
> Full Address (Institution):_____________________________________________
> Post/Zip code:_________________
> Telephone No. _______________ FAX No.___________________
> Electronic Mail ______________________
> I wish to present a poster/paper at the Symposium (YES) (NO).
> I enclose the complete 2 page extended abstract of my poster/paper (YES) (NO).
> I wish to have my contribution considered for oral presentation (YES) (NO)
> I wish to have my contribution considered for publication in the proceedings of the symposium (YES) (NO).
> Hotel reservation:
> I will be attending the conference alone (YES/NO) .
> I will be accompanied by ____ person/s (enter number).
> My first preference for the accommodation is the Hotel/Pousada ____________________,
> (option A B C D E F G - mark one -see hotel information).
> My second preference for the accommodation is the Hotel/Pousada ____________________,
> (option A B C D E F G - mark one).
> I require a single room. (YES/NO)
> I am willing to share a room with another person attending the conference (YES/NO).
> If you have any name to suggest please enter here:_______________________________
> I wish to have a double room for me and my companion/spouse. (YES/NO).
> I wish to stay in the hotel before or after the Symposium (YES) (NO). If YES gives dates:______________ to __________________
> Please enter here any other pertinent information such as the requirement for an extra bed/cot for children, or dietary restrictions____________________________________
> RETURN THIS FORM WITH YOUR EXTENDED ABSTRACT TO :
> Dr Avˇlio A. Franco, EMBRAPA-CNPAB,
> Km 47, Estrada Antiga Rio-Sao Paulo,
> Serop‚dica, ITAGUAI, 23851-970,
> RIO DE JANEIRO,
> BEFORE 20TH AUGUST 1995