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Third International Conference


Plants & Environmental Pollution (ICPEP-3)

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[Genesis/Objectives] [Proposed Themes] [Registration]
[Submissions] [Conference Schedule]

"Call for Registration & Abstracts" in pdf format.

Report and recommendations

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Scientific papers from the Souvenir

"The Book of Abstracts" in pdf format (825 KB)

Conference Information

Venue Main Conference/Scientific Sessions - National Botanical Research Institute, Lucknow, India.

However the Venue for Inaugural Function on November 28 (14:00) will be
the Scientific Convention Centre, King George's Medical University.


28th November to 2nd December 2005


For all delegates (Except student delegates from SAARC countries including India)
Submission of abstract/registration form – September 30, 2005

For student delegates from SAARC countries including India:
Submission of abstract/registration form – September 15, 2005

Acceptance of abstract - October 15, 2005

Organized by

International Society of Environmental Botanists and

National Botanical Research Institute, Lucknow (India)

Co-sponsored by

Indian National Science Academy (INSA), New Delhi, India

Indo-US Science & Technology Forum

International Union of Biological Sciences (IUBS), Paris

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

Council of Scientific & Industrial Research, Govt. of India

Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India

Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India

Ministry of Environment and Forests, Govt. of India

Ministry of Non-Conventional Energy Sources, Govt. of India

Council of Science and Technology, Govt. of Uttar Pradesh

Conference Secretariat

Organising Secretaries (ICPEP-3)

Dr. R. D. Tripathi

Dr. Kamla Kulshreshtha

ISEB Secretariat

President (ISEB) & Director (NBRI)

Dr. P. Pushpangadan

Secretary (ISEB)

Dr. K. J. Ahmad


All correspondence  should be sent to;

The Organizing Secretaries (ICPEP-3),

International Society of Environmental Botanists

National Botanical Research Institute

Rana Pratap Marg

Lucknow-226001, India.

The envelope should be superscribed with “ICPEP-3”.


[email protected]

E-mails should contain ICPEP-3 in the Subject line.


+91-522-2205831 to 35 PBX Exts. 223, 222, 353


+91-522-2205836 / 2205839

The FAX should be superscribed with “ICPEP-3”.


The official language of the Conference will be English.

Genesis and Objectives

Click for Details

Scientific & Technical Programme

The Conference is expected to cover, but not limited to, the following themes/areas:

1. Climate Change – Plant Productivity and Food Security


CO2 enrichment


Stratospheric O3 depletion


Methane emission


Enhanced UV-B radiation

2. Biodiversity

3. Bioindicators and Biomonitors

4. Environmental Biotechnology

5. Plant Responses to Environmental Pollution


Morphological, anatomical, ultra-structural


Physiological, biochemical, molecular



6. Environmental Impact Assessment


Bio-aesthetic planning and green belt designing


Degraded and wasteland reclamation


Conservation of cultural heritage


Wetland restoration


Environmental economics, eco-auditing and impact assessment

7. Bio-remediation


Air pollutants


Organic pollutants


Inorganic pollutants and heavy metal pollutants

8. Environmental Education, Mass Awareness and Legislation

9. Miscellaneous Environment Related Issues

(a) Bio-fuel and bio-energy, (b) Bio-terrorism, (c) Bio-pesticides, biofertilizers and organic farming, (d) Recycling, waste management and eco-friendly technologies, (e) Radioactive pollution, (f) Risk assessment and disaster management, (g) Indoor pollution, (h) Trans-boundary pollution and global tensions, (i) Eco-tourism, (j) Noise pollution, (k) Environmental modelling and bio-prospecting, (l) Eco-education, (m) Bio-informatics, (n) IPR issues in relation to environment and bio-piracy, (o) Environment and human health, (p) Ecological impact of Tsunami and (q) Earth & Environment.

Conference Schedule

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All delegates are required to register by completing the 'Registration Form' and paying the registration fee. Presentation/submission of a paper (oral or poster) is not mandatory.

Click here to download Registration Form in PDF format.

Registration Charges

Registration fees payable per person for various categories of delegates is as follows;


Indian/SAARC Residents



Sept. 30, 2005


Sept. 30, 2005


Members of ISEB

Rs. 2200

Rs. 2700


Non Members

Rs. 2500

Rs. 3000


Students *

Rs. 1200

Rs. 1500

Last date of Registration and Concessional fees Sept 15, 2005.

Accompanying person

Rs. 1200

Rs. 1500



Foreign Nationals/NRIs



Sept. 30, 2005


Sept. 30, 2005

Members of ISEB

US $ 300

US $ 350

Non Members

US $ 350

US $ 400

Students *

US $ 150

US $ 200

Accompanying person

US $ 150

US $ 200




*  Post-Docs are not included in the student category.


The registration fee does not include hotel, boarding and lodging charges.


All delegates from foreign countries, including Non-Resident Indians will pay the registration fee and other charges in US dollars. However, delegates from SAARC countries (Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka) can pay in Indian rupees through a bank draft drawn through an authorized bank in their countries.

Mode of Payment

Registration fee and other charges are to be paid by Bank Draft drawn in favour of “International Society of Environmental Botanists, Lucknow, India Account No. 01100305012” payable at the State Bank of India, NBRI Extension Counter, under Lucknow Main Branch, Lucknow.

Overseas delegates can also remit their registration fee and other charges via electronic transfer, wire transfer, by SWIFT, using code “SBININBB157” payable to “International Society of Environmental Botanists, Lucknow Account No. 01100305012” payable at the State Bank of India, NBRI Extension Counter, under Lucknow Main Branch, Lucknow.

Cheques/Credit cards will not be accepted.


Lucknow has several 3-5 star hotels of international standards as well as many good economy/budget hotels. Delegates may arrange their own accommodation. To facilitate hotel/tour bookings etc a conference travel agent has been appointed.

A limited accommodation (2/3 person per room) may also be available in the guest houses/hostels of local R&D institutes. Those desirous of availing such accommodation may contact;

Dr. U. N. Rai

Convenor ‘Travel, Accommodation & Transport Committee’, ICPEP-3

National Botanical Research Institute, Rana Pratap Marg, Lucknow-226001, India

Phone: +91-522-2205831 to 35; Extn.-229 (Office) / +91-522-2788182 (Res.)

Fax: +91-522-2205836 / 2205839

E-mail: [email protected]

Conference Travel Agent

M/S R J-Trade Wings (P) Ltd have been appointed as the Conference travel agent. For all your travel, local tours and hotel accommodation requirements/queries etc. please contact;

Mr. Manas Sinha


R J-Trade Wings (P) Ltd.

110, Shalimar Square,

B N Road, Lalbagh,

Lucknow-226001, India

Tel.: +91-522-2285194 / 2612099

Fax: +91-522-2626591

E-mail: [email protected] / [email protected]

Copies of all mails/e-mails sent to the travel agent should also be invariably sent to the Conference Secretariat.

Visa for foreign delegates

Before planning your journey please contact Indian Embassy/Consulate/High Commission in your country regarding the visa requirements.

Personal Invitations

If you require a letter of personal invitation to attend the conference, please contact the Secretariat of the conference. This letter will not represent a commitment of organizers to provide financial support.

Submission of Abstract

Abstract not exceeding one A-4 page is to be submitted in electronic form.  Last date of submission of abstract is 31st August 2005.

Click here to see the desired format and manner of submission.

Oral presentation

Oral presentations will be of 15 minutes duration, including discussions. Overhead, 35mm projection, LCD/CD and other electronic multi media facilities will be available for presentation.

Besides oral presentations there will be invited lectures.


The space given for the poster would be 1.5m (height) x 1.2m (width). Please ensure that your poster will fit into this space. All other details of design and format are up to the author(s), who will themselves display their posters at their respective poster sessions. Necessary materials for posting the displays will be provided by the organizers.

Full papers

A hard-copy manuscript of each full paper, along with digital/electronic file in “Rich Text Format” (.rtf) or “MS Word” (.doc) format on a CD or USB Flash Drive or 3.5 inch Floppy Drive should be submitted at the time of the Conference.

Manuscripts should generally follow the pattern of Environmental Pollution published by Elsevier Science, Oxford (UK). Click here to visit the relevant web site of Elsevier Science.

(http://authors.elsevier.com/JournalDetail.html?PubID=405856&Precis=DESC ‘Guide for Authors’)

Conference Committees

An Apex Committee consisting of eminent scientists from NBRI/ISEB has been constituted to oversee the work of planning and organizing of ICPEP-3 and to guide and advise the Organising Secretaries in administrative and financial matters. Click for Details.

An International Advisory Committee with some of the most reputed and highly distinguished International environmental and plant scientists has been constituted to guide and advise in planning and organizing this Conference. Click for Details.
National Organising Committee of reputed and highly distinguished environmental and plant scientists from India has also been constituted to guide and advise in planning and organizing this Conference. Click for Details.

A Publication Committee has also been formed to look after the printing and publication of various documents such as Conference circular, souvenir, directory of delegates, book of abstracts etc. Click for Details.


Eminent scientists and environmentalists from 54 countries have shown keen interest in the Conference. (Click to see details).

With the issue of "Call for Registration and Abstracts" the pre-registration has closed. "Call for Registration and Abstracts", in PDF format,  has been E-mailed to all those who had pre-registered. The Organizers convey special thanks for the over whelming response and look forward to Registration/Submissions from all who had pre-registered.

Display/Publicity Stalls.

A limited number of covered display stalls will be available at the venue of the Conference to various companies/firms and Public Sector Undertakings who have interest in Environment Control or are dealing in environmental and/or scientific equipments, chemicals as well as publishers of scientific & technical books etc. to show case their products/interests. (Click to see detail)

Satellite Session

At New Delhi

Topic: Effect of Environmental Pollutants on Herbal Drugs"

It is proposed to organize a daylong satellite session of ICPEP-3 on the “Effect of Environmental Pollutants on Herbal Drugs" at Hamdard University in New Delhi on 4th December 2005. Those who wish to attend this session should contact: Prof. Muhammad Iqbal, for detailed information and Registration Charges, if any. Write:

Prof. Muhammad Iqbal,

Head, Department of Botany,

Jamia Hamdard (Hamdard University),

Hamdard Nagar,

New Delhi-110062, India

Tel.: (O) +91-11-26059688 / Extn. 5530 (R) +91-11-55680110

Fax: 91-11-26059663

E-mail (Prof. Iqbal): [email protected]

E-mail (Conference specific): [email protected] / [email protected]

Earlier International Conferences organized by ISEB/NBRI.

ICPEP-1 Lucknow, India, 26-30 November 1996

ICPEP-2 Lucknow, India, 4-9 February 2002.

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