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The 2nd International Electronic Conference on Diversity (IECD 2022)—New Insights into the Biodiversity of Plants, Animals and Microbes

Part of the 1st International Electronic Conference on Biological Diversity, Ecology and Evolution series
15–31 Mar 2022

Animals, Plants, Microbes
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IECD2022 is closed. Thank you for your participation.

The recordings of IECD2022 live sessions are available at:
https://sciforum.net/event/IECD2022#recordings
The accepted proceedings papers will probably be published as one dedicated volume in MDPI Biology and Life Sciences Forum journal (ISSN:2673-9976) after the conference.
After the conference, the Conference Committee will recommend manuscripts that may be included for publication in the Special Issue
The selected papers will be published in Diversity with a 20% discount of the APC.

The IECD2022 winners have been announced at https://sciforum.net/event/IECD2022#Awards.

Welcome from the Chair

Dear Colleagues,

You are cordially invited to participate in the 2nd International Electronic Conference on Diversity (IECD 2022)—New Insights into the Biodiversity of Plants, Animals and Microbes, sponsored by the MDPI open access journal Diversity. The meeting is an opportunity for researchers in the field of the science of biodiversity to present their research and exchange ideas with colleagues. This is an electronic conference, removing the need to travel and eliminating participation expenses.

The conference will be focused on “New Insights into the Biodiversity of Plants, Animals and Microbes” and will provide a forum for presenting and discussing new results.

IECD2022 will include three sessions:

Session A : Animals Diversity
Session B : Plants Diversity
Session C : Microbes Diversity

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

1. Marine diversity;
2. Animal diversity;
3. Plant diversity;
4. Microbial diversity and culture collections;
5. Chemical biodiversity and chemical ecology;
6. Biodiversity conservation;
7. Biogeography and macroecology;
8. Phylogeny and evolution;
9. Biodiversity loss and dynamics;
10. Mesophotic ecosystem diversity;
11. Invasive species and diversity.

This will be a virtual conference held at www.sciforum.net, a platform developed and sponsored by MDPI to organize and provide technical support for electronic conferences.

The format of the conference is as follows: After abstract acceptance, the authors will submit a pre-recorded video presentation or a series of narrated slides that will be both accessible online and open for discussion, comments, and questions during the entire conference. In addition, this presentation will remain available after the e-conference. Authors are requested to submit a full description of their work in a conference paper that will be peer reviewed and, upon acceptance, probably published in the MDPI Biology and Life Sciences Forum journal. Paper submission is not a requirement for active conference participation.

The participation is free of charge for both authors and attendees. The accepted proceedings papers will probably be published in the MDPI Biology and Life Sciences Forum journal and available online on the MDPI website. Selected extended versions of the papers will be published in a Special Issue of the journal Diversity with a 20% discount on the article processing charge (ISSN 1424-2818; Diversity).

The best conference paper and presentation will receive an award of CHF 500, as well as an offer to publish an extended paper, free of charge, in the Special Issue of Diversity.

We look forward to engaging in exciting discussions and hearing new ideas and perspectives from experts in the field. All participants are welcome to join the online conference.

Kind regards,

Prof. Dr. Michael Wink

Conference Secretariat
Ms. Caitlin Sheng
Ms. Jennifer Wang
Email: [email protected]

Event Chairs

Professor Michael Wink

Institute of Pharmacy and Molecular Biotechnology, Heidelberg University, Heidelberg, Germany

DETAILS
Bio
Prof. Dr. Michael Wink completed his PhD in 1980 at Technische Universität Braunschweig. He is currently a senior professor at Heidelberg University, Institute of Pharmacy and Molecular Biotechnology, and Visiting Professor at CEPROBI, Prince of Songkla University and Northeast Forestry University. He works in the area of natural products, chemical ecology, medicinal and poisonous plants, molecular pharmacology, biotechnology, evolution (molecular systematics, phylogeny, phylogeography of plants and animals), and ornithology. To date, he has authored or coauthored more than 1200 papers published in international journals and conference proceedings. He is the Editor-in Chief of Diversity.

Event Committee

Dr. Kevin Cianfaglione

UMR UL/AgroParisTech/INRAE 1434 Silva, Université de Lorraine, Faculté des Sciences et Techniques, Vandoeuvre-lès-Nancy, France

Dr. Linas Balčiauskas

Nature Research Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania

Prof. Dr. Patricia Poeta

Department of Veterinary Sciences, University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro (UTAD), Vila Real, Portugal

Dr. Ilias Travlos

Faculty of Crop Science, Agricultural University of Athens, Athens, Greece

Prof. Dr. Bert W. Hoeksema

Taxonomy and Systematics Group, Naturalis Biodiversity Center, Leiden, The Netherlands,
Groningen Institute for Evolutionary Life Sciences, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands

Prof. Dr. Jürgen Kriwet

Department of Palaeontology, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria

Dr. Hudson Pinheiro

Center for Marine Biology, University of São Paulo, São Sebastião, Brazil

Dr. Maria Panitsa

Division of Plant Biology, Department of Biology, University of Patras, Patras, Greece

Prof. Dr. Ipek Kurtboke

Genecology Research Centre and the School of Science and Engineering, University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

Dr. Magdalena Grabowska

University of Białystok, Białystok, Poland

Dr. Ivan I. Vasenev

Russian State Agrarian University - Moscow Timiryazev Agricultural Academy, Moscow, Russia

Dr. Gavin Maneveldt

Faculty of Natural Sciences, Department of Biodiversity and Conservation Biology, University of the Western Cape, Bellville, South Africa

Dr. Laima Česonienė

Botanical Garden of Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas, Lithuania

Dr. Milena Simic

Maize Research Institute “Zemun Polje”, Slobodana Bajica 1, Zemun Polje, Belgrade, Serbia

Dr. Anatoliy A. Khapugin

Joint Directorate of the Mordovia State Nature Reserve and National Park ”Smolny”, Saransk, Russia,
Institute of Environmental and Agricultural Biology (X-BIO), Tyumen State University, Tyumen, Russia

Dr. Laura Schejter

Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (CONICET), Laboratorio de Bentos, Instituto Nacional de Investigación, y Desarrollo Pesquero (INIDEP), Mar del Plata, Argentina

Dr. Cesar Bordehore

Department of Ecology and Multidisciplinary Institute for Environmental Studies "Ramon Margalef", University of Alicante, Alicante, Spain

Prof. Dr. Matthieu Chauvat

ECODIV, Univ ROUEN-NORMANDIE, 76000 Rouen, France

Dr. Marcos Rubal

Centre of Marine and Environmental Research (CIIMAR), Terminal de Cruzeiros do Porto de Leixões Av, Matosinhos, Portugal,
Department of Biology, Faculty of Sciences, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal

Prof. Dr. Marcin W. Woch

Institute of Biology, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Toruń, Poland

Dr. Martin Korňan

Department of Applied Zoology and Wildlife Management, Technical University in Zvolen, Zvolen, Slovakia

Dr. David Stanković

Department of Organisms and Ecosystems Research, National Institute of Biology, Ljubljana, Slovenia,
Marine Biology Station Piran, National Institute of Biology, Piran, Slovenia

Dr. Márta Ladányi

Department of Applied Statistics, Institute of Mathematics and Basic Science, Hungarian University of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Budapest, Hungary

Dr. Mohamed A. El-Esawi

Botany Department, Faculty of Science, Tanta University, Tanta, Egypt

Dr. Valentina A. Bracchi

Dipartimento di Scienze dell’Ambiente e della Terra, University of Milano-Bicocca, Milano, Italy

Dr. Alessandra Durazzo

CREA-Research Centre for Food and Nutrition, Via Ardeatina 546, 00178 Rome, Italy

Prof. Dr. Massimo Lucarini

CREA-Research Centre for Food and Nutrition, Via Ardeatina 546, 00178 Rome, Italy

Dr. Mary Kelly-Quinn

School of Biology and Environmental Sciences, University College Dublin, D04 N2E5 Dublin 4, Ireland

Dr. Fabián Casas

Dehesa de El Lobillo S.A. Alhambra (Ciudad Real), 13248 Alhambra, Spain

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Session Chairs

Prof. Dr. Ben-Erik Van Wyk

SARChI National Research Chair in Indigenous Plant Use, Department of Botany and Plant Biotechnology, University of Johannesburg, Johannesburg, South Africa

Dr. Ipek Kurtboke

Genecology Research Centre and the School of Science and Engineering, University of the Sunshine Coast, Maroochydore DC, Australia

Prof. Dr. Matthieu Chauvat

ECODIV, Univ ROUEN-NORMANDIE, 76000 Rouen, France

Invited Speakers

Dr. Samantha C Karunarathna

Key Laboratory for Plant Diversity and Biogeography of East Asia, Kunming Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Kunming, China

Prof. Dr. Ding Wang

Institute of Hydrobiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Wuhan, China

Prof. Dr. Jürgen Kriwet

Department of Palaeontology, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria

Dr. Jiří Patoka

Department of Zoology and Fisheries, Faculty of Agrobiology, Food and Natural Resources, Czech University of Life Sciences Prague, Suchdol, Czech Republic

Prof. Dr. Ipek Kurtboke

Genecology Research Centre and the School of Science and Engineering, University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

Dr. Cesar Bordehore

Department of Ecology and Multidisciplinary Institute for Environmental Studies "Ramon Margalef", University of Alicante, Alicante, Spain

Dr. Mohamed A. El-Esawi

Botany Department, Faculty of Science, Tanta University, Tanta, Egypt

Dr. Adán Pérez-García

Grupo de Biología Evolutiva, Facultad de Ciencias, UNED, Paseo Senda del Rey 9, 28040 Madrid, Spain

Prof. Dr. Antonio Bode

Centro Nacional Instituto Español de Oceanografia (IEO-CSIC), Centro Oceanografico de A Coruña, A Coruña, Spain

Dr. Matjaž Kuntner

Department of Organisms and Ecosystems Research, National Institute of Biology, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia

Prof. Dr. Nigel Barker

Department of Plant and Soil Sciences, University of Pretoria, P. Bag X20, Hatfield 0028, South Africa

Live Session Information

During the duration of the conference, a number of live online sessions will be programmed. The live streaming platform we are using is Zoom, click here to check the recordings of the live sessions of BDEE 2021. During each session, the participants will have the possibility to ask questions during a Q&A session. Detailed information about the topics and dates will be shared soon.
The live sessions are free for authors. The authors who submit submissions to IECD 2022 will have priority for the registration (with no extra cost) to the live online sessions with our keynote speakers. If it is not completely full, the registration will be opened for unregistered participants. Registrations with academic institutional email addresses will be prioritized.

The number of participants to the live session is limited but the recording will be made available on Sciforum shortly afterwards.

Live Session Program

Date: 16 March 2022 & 24 March 2022

Attendance to this Live Session is FREE. However, registration will be necessary, as the number of participants is limited. Click the below button to Register.

16 March 2022
Time: 10:00am (CET)

Speaker

Presentation Topic

Time (CET)

Event Chair

Prof. Dr. Michael Wink

Opening Introductory

10:00am–10:10am

Dr. Matjaž Kuntner

Next Generation Biogeography: Towards a Better Estimation of Dispersal Probabilities

10:10am–10:30am

Nigel Barker

The Role of Systematics in Future Foods: And African Example

10:30am-10:50am

Dr. Mohamed A. El-Esawi

Molecular Genetic Diversity in Faba Bean Germplasm

10:50am-11:00am

Dr. Jiří Patoka

Polypterus Senegalus in Indonesia

11:10am-11:30am

Dr. Ipek Kurtboke

Culture Collections Capturing Biodiversity for Sustainable Futures.

11:30am-11:50am

Discussion and Q&A session

11:50am-12:00am

Event Chair

Closing

12:00am-12:10am

24 March 2022
Time: 10:00am (CET)

Speaker

Presentation Topic

Time (CET)

Session chair

Dr. Samantha C Karunarathna

Opening Introductory

10:00am–10:10am

Dr. Samantha C Karunarathna

Deadly Mushrooms: No more Mr. FunGuy

10:10am–10:30am

Prof. Dr. Ding Wang

Integrated Practices and Progress on Protecting the Yangtze Finless Porpoise

10:30am-10:50am

Prof. Dr. Jürgen Kriwet

Early Diversity Patterns of Elasmobranch Fishes (Sharks, Rays): A Deep Time Perspective

10:50am-11:10am

Dr. Adán Pérez-García

The Iberian Fossil Record of Turtles: Systematic and Paleobiogeographical Implications

11:10am-11:30am

Prof. Dr. Antonio Bode

Untangling the Role of Diversity in Complex Marine Food Webs: Recent Developments Using Stable Isotopes

11:30am-11:50am

Discussion and Q&A session

11:50am-12:00am

Session Chair

Closing

12:00am-12:10am

Live Session Recordings

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Call for Submissions

The 2nd International Electronic Conference on Diversity (IECD 2022)—New Insights into the Biodiversity of Plants, Animals and Microbes will be held from 15–31 March 2022. IECD 2022 aims to promote research and communication in the field of animals, plants and microbes. All proceedings will be held online at https://sciforum.net/event/IECD2022.

IECD 2022 will include three sessions:

Session A : Animals Diversity
Session B : Plants Diversity
Session C : Microbes Diversity

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  1. Marine diversity;
  2. Animal diversity;
  3. Plant diversity;
  4. Microbial diversity and culture collections;
  5. Chemical biodiversity and chemical ecology;
  6. Biodiversity conservation;
  7. Biogeography and macroecology;
  8. Phylogeny and evolution;
  9. Biodiversity loss and dynamics;
  10. Mesophotic ecosystem diversity;
  11. Invasive species and diversity.

The conference will be completely free of charge—both to attend and for scholars to upload and present their latest work on the conference platform. There will also be the possibility to submit selected papers to the journal Diversity ( ISSN 1424-2818; Impact Factor: 2.465) with a 20% discount on the APCs.

IECD 2022 offers you the opportunity to participate in this international, scholarly conference without having the concern or expenditure of travel—all you need is your computer and access to the Internet. We would like to invite you to “attend” this conference and present your latest work.

Abstracts (in English) should be submitted by 15 October 2021 30 November 2021 online at https://sciforum.net/user/submission. For accepted abstracts, the full paper can be submitted by 8 January 2022 8 February 2022. The conference proceedings papers and presentations will be available on Sciforum for discussion during the time of the conference (15–31 March 2022). The accepted proceedings papers will probably be published in the MDPI Biology and Life Sciences Forum journal.

We hope you will be able to join this exciting event and support us in making it a success. IECD 2022 is organized and sponsored by MDPI, a scholarly open access publisher based in Basel, Switzerland.

Paper Submission Guidelines

For information about the submission procedure and the preparation of a full presentation, please refer to the "Instructions for Authors".

Instructions for Authors

Submission

Submission should be completed online by the authors by registering with https://sciforum.net/ and using the “Start New Submission” function once logged into the system 15 October 2021 30 November 2021.

  1. Scholars interested in participating in the conference can submit their abstract (approximately 200–250 words) online at this website until .
  2. Based on the submitted abstract, the conference committee will conduct a pre-evaluation of whether a contribution from the authors of the abstract will be welcome for the 2nd International Electronic Conference on Diversity (IECD 2022)—New Insights into the Biodiversity of Plants, Animals and Microbes. All authors will be notified by 26 October 2021 10 December 2021 with regard to the acceptance status of their abstract.
  3. If the abstract is accepted for this conference, the author will be invited to prepare a full description of their work (maximum 6 pages), optionally accompanied by a poster/video/PowerPoint presentation, until the submission deadline of 18 January 2022 8 February 2022.
  4. The conference proceedings papers and presentations will be available for discussion on during the time of the conference 15–31 March 2022.
  5. The accepted proceedings papers will probably be published as one dedicated volume in the MDPI Biology and Life Sciences Forum journal. Publication of proceedings paper is free of charge.
    Note: Before publication, Biology and Life Sciences Forum journal will review accepted papers using the powerful text comparison tool: iThenticate. This procedure aims to prevent scholarly and professional plagiarism.
    Submissions with a high repetition rate and lack of novelty will not be published in the conference proceedings.
  6. The open access journal Diversity will publish a conference Special Issue, while accepted abstracts will be published in the conference proceedings. After the conference, the conference committee will select abstracts for which extended papers may be included for publication in the Special Issue of the journal Diversity (the submission to the journal is independent from the conference proceedings and will follow the usual process of the journal, including the peer review and application of an APC).

Proceedings Manuscripts

Manuscripts for Proceedings must conform to the following structure:

Title

  • Full author names
  • Affiliations (including full postal address) and authors’ email addresses
  • Abstract (200–250 words)
  • Keywords
  • Introduction
  • Methods
  • Results and Discussion
  • Conclusions
  • (Acknowledgments)
  • References

Manuscripts should be prepared in Microsoft Word or any other word processor and should be converted to PDF format before submission. The publication format will be PDF. The manuscript should count at least three pages (including figures, tables and references).

Microsoft Word

Authors must use the Microsoft Word template to prepare their manuscript. Using the template file will substantially shorten the time to complete the copy-editing and publication of accepted manuscripts. Manuscripts prepared in Microsoft Word must be converted into a single file before submission. Please do not insert any graphics (schemes, figures, etc.) into a movable frame which can superimpose the text and create layout-related difficulties.

IECD2022-template.docx

Presentation Slides

Authors are encouraged to prepare a presentation in PowerPoint or a similar software, to be displayed online along with the manuscript. Slides, if available, will be directly displayed on the website using Sciforum.net’s proprietary slides viewer. Slides can be prepared in exactly the same way as for any traditional conference where research results can be presented. Slides should be converted to the PDF format before submission so that our process can easily and automatically convert them for online display.

IECD2022-PPT-template.pptx

Video Presentations

Authors are also encouraged to submit video presentations. The video should be no longer than 5 minutes and be prepared in one of the following formats:

  • MOV
  • MPEG4
  • MP4
  • AVI
  • WMV
  • MPEGPS
  • FLV

Microsoft Word/Presentation Slides/Video Presentations should be submitted by 18 January 2022 8 February 2022.

Presentation of Posters

Posters will be available on the conference website during and after the event. As with papers presented at conferences, participants will be able to ask questions and make comments about the posters. Posters can be presented without an accompanying Proceedings paper and will also be available online on this website during and after the e-conference.

Potential Conflicts of Interest

It is the authors’ responsibility to identify and declare any personal circumstances or interests that may be perceived as inappropriately influencing the representation or interpretation of clinical research. If there are no conflicts, please state here that “The authors declare no conflicts of interest”. This should be conveyed in a separate “Conflicts of Interest” statement preceding the “Acknowledgments” and “References” sections at the end of the manuscript. Financial support for the study must be fully disclosed under the “Acknowledgments” section.

Copyright

MDPI, the publisher of the Sciforum.net platform, is an open access publisher. We believe that authors should retain the copyright to their scholarly works. Hence, by submitting a communications paper to this conference, you retain the copyright of your paper, however, you grant MDPI the non-exclusive right to publish this paper online on the Sciforum.net platform. This means you can easily submit your paper to any scientific journal at a later stage and transfer the copyright to] its publisher (if required by that publisher).

List of accepted submissions (57)

Id Title Authors Presentation Video Presentation Pdf
sciforum-055786 The species composition of microorganisms of the Triticum aestivum L., 1753

, , ,

Submitted: 30 Nov 2021

Abstract: Show Abstract
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sciforum-053840 Genetic diversity and population structure assessed by SSR in a Peruvian germplasm collection of loche squash (Cucurbita moschata, Cucurbitaceae)

, ,

Submitted: 20 Oct 2021

Abstract: Show Abstract
, , N/A N/A Show Abstract
sciforum-053513 Carnivore carcasses as a source of hair for vertebrates

, , , , , ,

Submitted: 18 Oct 2021

Abstract: Show Abstract
, , , , , , N/A Poster PDF Show Abstract
sciforum-052962 Invasive raccoon dog (Nyctereutes procyonoides) and raccoon (Procyon lotor) monitoring in Lithuania based on camera traps data , , N/A Poster PDF Show Abstract
sciforum-055180 Diversity patterns of benthic assemblages on intertidal estuarine seagrass beds in Aveiro (Portugal) , , , , Video Thumbnail N/A Show Abstract

Best Paper Award

To acknowledge the support that esteemed authors have given the journal, and recognize their outstanding scientific accomplishments, we are pleased to launch the Best Paper Award. One winner will be selected and receive a cash award of CHF 500 and a certificate.

The winner will be announced after the conference.

Terms and Conditions:

  1. Submit full paper (3-8 pages) to our conference
  2. Originality/novelty of the paper
  3. Significance of content
  4. Scientific soundness
  5. Interest to the readers
  6. English language and style

Best Presentation Award

To acknowledge the support that esteemed authors have given the conference, and recognize their outstanding scientific accomplishments, we are pleased to launch the Best Presentation Award. One winner will be selected and receive a cash award of CHF 500 and a certificate.

The winner will be announced after the conference.

Terms and Conditions:

  1. Submit full files (eg. video/ppt/poster) after short abstract is accepted
  2. Originality / Novelty of the submitted file
  3. Significance of Content
  4. Scientific Soundness
  5. Interest to the readers
  6. English language and style

Sponsors and Partners

Organizers

Winner Announcement

We are so pleased to announce that the winners of IECD2022 Best Paper Award & Best Presentation Award have been selected by the Conference Committee. A total of two papers stand out, and the winner will receive a 500 CHF bonus and award certificate. Come join us and congratulate them!

Best Paper Award

-Characterization of the trophic niche for a Rockfish community in southeast Alaska

by Andrew Suchomel, Nathan St. Andre and Mark Belk

Best Presentation Award

Live Session 1: Next Generation Biogeography: towards a better estimation of dispersal probabilities

by Matjaž Kuntner

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