First World Congress on Bromeliaceae Evolution

An overview and abstracts of the First World Congress on Bromeliaceae Evolution

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Ana Maria Benko-Iseppon1, Marccus Alves2 & Rafael Louzada3

Rodriguésia 66(2): 659-660. 2015 http://rodriguesia.jbrj.gov.br DOI: 10.1590/2175-7860201566228

1 Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Depto. Genética, Av. Moraes Rego, 1235, 50670-423, Recife, PE, Brazil. ana.iseppon@gmail.com 2 Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Depto. Botânica, Av. Moraes Rego, 1235, 50670-423, Recife, PE, Brazil. alves.marccus@gmail.com 3 Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Depto. Botânica, Av. Moraes Rego, 1235, 50670-423, Recife, PE, Brazil. rafael.louzada@ufpe.br
The 1st World Congress on Bromeliaceae Evolution (1st BromEvo; (<http://www.bromevo. net>) had its starting point in an informal meeting of specialists in bromeliads during the Monocots V Conference in New York (USA) in July 2013.

Almost 30 researchers attended that meeting and the wishes among the participants for a regular event was clear. The main inspiration for such an event was the regular schedule of workshops and congresses around the world, which focus on families such as Fabaceae, Solanaceae, Rubiaceae and Poaceae. The final decision of the group was for an event to be planned for the near future that would focus on different approaches in bromeliads, especially on evolution. At that moment, Brazil was selected to hold the first meeting of a Bromeliad Conference. Brazil was a natural choice due to the larger number of Brazilian researchers currently working on different aspects of the family. Originally, the event was planned to occur in Rio de Janeiro but local logistical questions lead to considering a venue in northeastern Brazil. Another step was accomplished when Recife was selected to host the event. Read more: Miscelaneous