Original URL: http://www.ibc99.org/
XVI International Botanical Congress1-7 August 1999
Saint Louis, Missouri, U.S.A.
--Society & Association Events
--Scientific Field Trips
to 30 APR
--Printable Registration Form
HISTORY OF IBC
COOPERATING SOCIETIES AND ORGANIZATIONS
CITY OF ST. LOUIS
MISSOURI BOTANICAL GARDEN
The International Botanical Congress (IBC) is a major convention of scientists from around the world to discuss new research in the plant sciences. The IBC is held only once every six years, and last met in North America in Seattle in 1969. These Congresses are particularly notable in that they bring together scientists not only from many countries, but also from many disciplines within the broad research field of plant science, including botany, mycology, plant ecology, horticulture, agriculture, and related fields. The increasing knowledge about plantstheir history, growth, uses, interactions with other organisms, and roles in the ecosystemis becoming progressively important to the stability and sustainability of the human endeavor and, indeed, of all life on Earth.
The XVI IBC is held under the auspices of the International Union of Biological Sciences (IUBS), most recently through the International Association of Botanical and Mycological Societies (IABMS) of the IUBS. The XVI IBC in St. Louis is being organized by the whole North American botanical community, including botanical, mycological, and ecological societies, universities, botanical research institutions, and other sponsors. The first circular will be sent in 1997 to all botanists and institutions through society mailing lists or on request.