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but without paper presentation (By electronic mail/mail).

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Submission of Abstract/presentation of paper is not mandatory for Registration as a delegate.

Registration (Without paper presentation), at Conference desk on 8th December 2010 acceptable with prior permission.



It is mandatory for all delegates to affix their passport size photograph (good quality coloured photograph) on the Registration form.

All foreign delegates MUST provide their passport details (passport No, date and place of issue of passport, date of expiry , father's name and nationality) in the registration form.

Attention Student Delegates of ICPEP-4

As mentioned is our conference circular, Post Docs. RAs, SRFs, JRFs, Project Fellow's, Project Assistants, Research Scholars, drawing any stipend or those in employment, are not eligible for registration as student delegates.

Registration of all such individuals who have remitted registration fee (Rs.1500.00) as student delegates will be rejected, unless they remit the balance amount (Rs.1500.00) by 15th October 2010.

All those individuals who wish to register as student delegates have to submit a certificate, duly signed by heads of their Departments stating that they are not drawing any Stipend/Fellowship etc. The certificate must reach the Conference Secretariat before 15th October 2010.


Conference Information

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National Botanical Research Institute, Lucknow, India.

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8-11 December 2010

Organized by

International Society of Environmental Botanists

National Botanical Research Institute, Lucknow (India) and

Sponsored by

Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), New Delhi

Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi
Deptt. of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science & Technology, Govt. of India, New Delhi

Ministry of Earth Sciences, Govt. of India, New Delhi

Ministry of Environment & Forests, Govt. of India, New Delhi

Agilent Technologies

Australian Government

Aid Program

Monsanto Holdings Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi

Murdoch University, Perth, Australia

National Bank For Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD), Mumbai

State Bank of India

ISEB Secretariat

Dr. C. S. Nautiyal

President ISEB and Director NBRI

Dr. K. J. Ahmad

Secretary ISEB

Conference Secretariat - Organising Secretaries (ICPEP-4)

Dr. K. J. Ahmad

Secretary ISEB

Dr. R. D. Tripathi

Scientist & Head, Ecotoxicology & Bioremediation Group NBRI


All correspondence should be addressed to;

The Organizing Secretaries (ICPEP-4),

International Society of Environmental Botanists

National Botanical Research Institute

Rana Pratap Marg

Lucknow-226001, India.


[email protected] / [email protected]


+91-522-2297821 (Direct) +91-522-2205831 to 2205835 (PBX) Extn. 821


+91-522-2205836/2205839 - The FAX should be superscribed with “ICPEP-4”.


The official language of the Conference will be English.

Conference Information

Most of the environmental concerns faced by the developed countries following industrial revolution and resultant economic boom and consumerism in the past are now spreading to the developing countries as well. Among the scourges faced by mankind today, environmental pollution is in the forefront. In the greater part of the last century, it was the fast pace of industrialization, galloping demand for energy and reckless exploitation of natural resources, in developed countries, that were mainly responsible for creating the problem of environmental pollution.

Current scenario is, however, vastly different, as widespread poverty, illiteracy and burgeoning population are leading to increasing environmental pollution at a pace which were unimaginable only few decades earlier. Climate change is the biggest threat faced by this planet since ‘Ice Age’. There is now worldwide concern about this impending disaster as geographical or political boundaries are no more relevant in the present scenario. When it comes to the hazards of environmental pollution, there is only a very thin dividing line between developed and developing countries. One pollutes and the other suffers, equally, if not more.

To improve communication and to exchange information between scientists from various parts of the world, an International Conference on Plants and Environmental Pollution (ICPEP-1) was jointly organized by International Society of Environmental Botanists and National Botanical Research Institute Lucknow, India during 26-30 November 1996. This highly successful Conference, organized for the first time in this field in India, was co-sponsored by several prestigious international agencies and attended by nearly 200 delegates from India, U.K., U.S.A., Canada, Germany, France, Japan, Sweden, Greece, Slovakia, Russia, Philippines, The Netherlands, Malaysia, Nepal and Sri Lanka.

On the conclusion of the five-day meet, a set of recommendations were drafted by a panel of experts which were discussed at a plenary session and forwarded to relevant national and international agencies for implementation. While the Abstracts of the oral and poster sessions were published and released during the Conference, full Proceedings of the Conference entitled “Environmental Stress: Indication, Mitigation and Eco-conservation” was published later by Kluwer Academics, The Netherlands.

On the conclusion of the deliberations of ICPEP-1, the delegates widely appreciated the genesis and outcome of the Conference, and unanimously recommended to the organizers (ISEB and NBRI), to organize such international conferences on a regular basis after an interval of three years or so. This suggestion was accepted by the authorities of NBRI and ISEB.

The Second International Conference on Plants & Environmental Pollution (ICPEP-2), was organized at the National Botanical Research Institute, Lucknow (India) from February 4-9, 2002. This Conference, which was jointly organized by NBRI and ISEB, was co-sponsored by some 11 national and international organizations. Some 300 participants including 50 scientists from 21 countries outside India, attended the Conference. Noted Indian scientist and father of India’s “Green Revolution” Prof. M.S. Swaminathan, F.R.S. inaugurated the conference and gave the opening address on “Biodiversity: An effective safety net against environmental pollution”. Some eight technical sessions and two satellite sessions, besides a valedictory session, were held during the five-day Conference. In addition to the many oral presentations, lead lectures and invited lectures from some distinguished scientists across the globe, 130 posters were displayed (mainly by students) at the Conference.

While some of the papers from the oral presentations at the Conference were published in a Special Issue of Environmental Pollution (Vol.126, 2003), which is a highly prestigious international journal published by Elsevier, another 52 papers (both oral and poster presentations) have been published in the Conference Proceedings entitled “Plant Response Under Environmental Stress” published by I.B.D. Publishers.

The diverse scientific interests of the Conference participants and consequently its technical content served as the basis for international communication and exchange of ideas. Some 300 delegates from Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Egypt, Finland, Germany, India, Iran, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Nepal, Poland, Russia, Spain, Sri Lanka, U.K., U.S.A., Uzbekistan and Venezuela left the Conference with a better mutual understanding of the overall issues and the need for collaboration.

Third International Conference on Plants and Environmental Pollution (ICPEP-3) was jointly organized by ISEB and NBRI during 28th November to 2nd December 2005 at NBRI , Lucknow. The conference provided a vibrant forum for serious discussions and deliberations on the burning problem of environmental pollution and the role of plants in its bio-indication and remediation. The conference was inaugurated by His Excellency Shri T.V. Rajeswar, the Governor of Uttar Pradesh in the presence of nearly 500 five hundred distinguished guests and delegates on 28th November 2005

The four day scientific programme that followed was attended by over 350 delegates representing R& D organizations from India and 30 foreign countries. The scientific programme was divided into eight technical sessions and a daylong poster presentation.

A special ' start up' meeting on Air Pollution Crops Effects Network (APCEN) was concurrently organized jointly by ENVIS-NBRI and Regional Air Pollution in Developing Countries (RAPIDC) on 29th November. Dr. Lisa Emberson of Stockholm Environment Institute gave an overview of the RAPIDC programme at this meeting.

On the conclusions of the deliberations in Lucknow, a daylong satellite session was organized by Prof. Muhammad Iqbal at the Botany department of Jamia Hamdard (Hamdard University),New Delhi on 4th December 2005.This seminar, focusing specially on medicinal plants in relation to environmental pollution, was inaugurated by the Chairman of University Grants Commission of India Prof. V.N. Rajasekhar Pillai.

As in the past, the Fourth International Conference (ICPEP-4) will be jointly organized by International Society of Environmental Botanists (ISEB) and National Botanical Research Institute (NBRI), Lucknow, India. This Conference aims to provide an international forum for serious discussions and deliberations on the burning problem of environmental pollution and the role of plants in pollution indication and remediation and such related issues as biodiversity conservation, sustainable development, climate change and effects of pollution on agriculture, food productivity, forestry and human health. Some 300 eminent environmental scientists, academicians, young research students, NGOs, government officials, and managers of industry are expected to participate in this prestigious multi-disciplinary Conference. Over 100 distinguished environmental scientists and students from overseas, both developed and developing countries are expected to attend this conference.

India, with a population well over a billion people, is home to one-sixth of the humanity. It is a developing country, where its teeming millions suffer from poverty, illiteracy, malnutrition resulting in severe degradation in environmental quality and ill health. However, with its strong industrial base, sound infra-structure and phenomenal progress in science and technology, it is poised to become a developed country in not too distant future. It is, therefore, ideally suited to host a conference of this type and magnitude. Because of its sheer size and population, what India does today, will have its impact on the entire planet tomorrow. This is more likely in the areas of environment, biodiversity conservation and sustainable development. Entire global community, therefore, has a vested interest in supporting and sustaining any move for protection of environment and biodiversity conservation in this country.

An International Advisory Committee with some of the most reputed and highly distinguished environmental and plant scientists has been constituted to guide and advice in planning and organizing this Conference.

Areas/Disciplines of the Conference

The Conference will cover following broad areas/disciplines:


1. Bioindication & Bioremediation

2. Environmental biotechnology

3. Environmental education, Mass awareness and Legislation

4. Environmental Impact Assessment and Eco-auditing

5. Environment and Biodiversity

6. Plant Responses to Environmental Pollution

7. Climate change - Plant productivity and food Security

  • Impacts of Air Pollution and Climate Change on Forest Ecosystems - in collaboration with International Union of Forest Research Organizations, (IUFRO) Vienna, Austria - Special one day concurrent/satellite session.

  • Agriculture & Food Production.

  • Aquatic Ecosystems.

  • Human health.

  • Role of botanic gardens in climate change research.

8. Contemporary environmental issues;

  • Palaeo-Environment

  • Environmental impact on cultural heritage

  • Environmental systems and Disaster management

  • Bio-pollutants

  • Indoor pollutants

  • Bio-energy

  • Sustainable agriculture

  • Human settlements

9. Biotechnology, GM Food & Environmental Safety (Special Session)

Procedure for Submission of Abstract

Abstract of Paper:

The Abstract not exceeding one A-4 page is to be typed in “Times New Roman” 12 pt normal font, single line spacing and should include:

  • Title of Paper in BLOCK letter

  • Name of author(s) in italics with an asterisk (*) marked against the name of the presenting author,

  • 5 to 6 key words

  • Main body

  • Author(s)’ primary institutional affiliations using superscript numerals including full address of all the authors (s) up to town and country and their E-mail IDs.

Hard copies of Abstract, along with duly filled registration form, complete in all respects (including a passport size coloured photograph of the delegate duly pasted on the form) and, Bank draft of the Registration fee should be mailed to the Organizing Secretaries ICPEP-4, International Society of Environmental Botanists, National Botanical Research Institute, Lucknow-226001, India. Payment of registration fee along with the Registration fee is not mandatory and it can also be paid at the Registration counter of the conference but, for inclusion of the abstract in the Book of Abstracts and for availing fee concession the registration fee must be remitted before 30th September 2010 positively.


An electronic version of the abstract should simultaneously be e-mailed to Dr. Ms. Nandita Singh, Convener, Publications Committee, ICPEP-4 on [email protected] with CC to the Organizing Secretaries, ICPEP-4 on [email protected]


Last date for submission of abstract is 10th October 2010.


Oral presentation:

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



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:

Full papers need not be submitted presently. If, and when, a decision is taken by the Organizing Committee regarding publication of the Proceedings of ICPEP-4, an International committee of Experts will scrutinize all presentations (oral/poster) made during sessions of the Conference and short list the individuals from whom the full papers will be invited for publication.

Registration and Registration Charges

For registration please download the registration form and send it duly filled to the Conference Secretariat.


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



Indian/SAARC Residents

Foreign National/NRIs


Up to 10/10/2010

After 10/10/2010

Up to 10/10/2010

After 10/10/2010

Member of ISEB

Rs. 2500

Rs. 3500

US $ 350

US $ 400

Non Member

Rs. 3000

Rs. 4000

US $ 400

US $ 450


Rs. 1500

Rs. 2500

US $ 150

US $ 200

Accompanying person

Rs. 1500

Rs. 2500

US $ 175

US $ 225

*Post-Docs, RAs, SRFs, JRFs, Project Fellows, Project Assistants, and those in employment, are not eligible for student category.


Delegates from SAARC countries (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka) can pay either in Indian currency or US $.


(Note: The registration fee does not include hotel, boarding and lodging charges)

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. 10863773327" payable at the State Bank of India, NBRI Branch, Lucknow.

Overseas delegates can also remit by electronic transfer using SWIFT Code SBININBB157 payable to International Society of Environmental Botanists Lucknow A/c. No. 10863773327 at State Bank of India, NBRI 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.

A limited accommodation (2/3 person per room) may also be available in the guest houses/ hostels of local R & D institutes, details of which will be provided in next circular.

To facilitate hotel/tour bookings etc a conference travel agent has been appointed. For all your travel, local tours and hotel accommodation requirements/queries etc. please contact the authorized travel agent of the conference.

Authorized Travel Agent
of the Conference

Mr. S. Banerji

Branch Manager

R J Trade-Wings (Pvt.) Ltd.,

110 Shalimar Square (First Floor)

B.N. Road, Lalbagh, Lucknow-226001, India.

Tel: +91-522-2612099, +91-522-2285194; Fax: +91-522-2285194, +91-522-2626591

Mobile: +91-9335911433; E-mail: [email protected]

Visa for foreign delegates

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

Organizing Committees

APEX Advisory committee (AAC)



Singh, Dr. B.P.



Ahmad, Dr. K.J.
Chandra, Dr. Prakash
Kulshreshtha, Dr. Kamla
Rai, Dr. U. N
Sharma, Dr. S.C
Singh, Dr. Nandita
Sinha, Dr. Sarita
Srivastava, Ms. Kant
Tripathi, Dr. R.D
Tripathi, Prof. R.S.


International Advisory committee



Prof. V.L. Chopra, FNA (India)
Prof. M.S. Swaminathan, FRS (India)
Dr. R.K. Pachauri, FNA (India)
Prof. S.K. Brahmachari, FNA (India)
Prof. Sir G.T. Prance, FRS (U.K.)
Dr. P. V. Sane, (India)
Dr. Rakesh Tuli, FNA (India)



Dr. C. S. Nautiyal (India)



Aneja, Prof. Viney P (U.S.A)
Bell, Prof. J.N.B. (U.K.)
Bhatia, Dr. C.R., FNA (India)
Crang, Prof. Richard F.E.(U.S.A.)
Dekok, Prof. L.J. (The Netherlands)
Domingos, Dr. Marisa (Brazil)
Emberson, Dr. Lisa D. (U.K)
Gimeno, Dr B. Sanchez (Spain)
Grantz, Prof. David A. (U.S.A)
Greenway, Prof. M. (Australia)
Grill, Prof. Erwin (Germany)
Huttunen, Prof. Ms. Satu (Finland)
Karlsson, Dr. Pererik (Sweden)
Khush, Prof. Gurdev S. FRS (U.S.A)
Klumpp, Dr. Andreas (Germany)
Krupa, Prof.Sagar V. (U.S.A)
Legge, Dr. Allan H. (Canada)
Ma, Prof. L.Q. (U.S.A)
Maathuis, Dr. F.J. (U.K)
Murooka, Prof. Y. (Japan)
Oksanen, Prof. Elina (Finland)
Paoletti, Dr. Elena (Italy)
Rosen, Prof. Barry P. (U.S.A)
Sawahel, Dr. Wagdy (Egypt)
Schaub, Dr. M. (Switzerland)
Singh, Prof. J.S., FNA (India)
Tandon, Prof. Pramod (India)
Tao, Prof. S. (China)
Terry, Prof. Norman (U.S.A)
Trevor, Prof. J.T. (Canada)
Tripathi, Prof. R.S. FNA (India)
Wahid, Dr. A. (Pakistan)
Wong, Prof. M.H. (Hong Kong, China)


 National organizing committee



Dr. P.V. Sane, FNA (Past President ISEB & Ex-Director, NBRI (Lucknow)



Abrol, Prof. Y.P. FNA (New Dehli)
Agrawal, Prof. Madhoolika (Varanasi)
Ahuja, Dr. P.S. (Palampur, H.P.)
Ambasht, Prof. R.S. (Varanasi)
Attri, Prof. A.K. (JNU, New Delhi)
Barik, Prof. S.K. (NEHU, Shillong)
Chaphekar, Prof. S.B. (Mumbai)
Dhumal, Prof. K.N. (Pune Univ.)
Iqbal, Prof. Muhammad (New Delhi)
Jamil, Dr. Kaiser (Hyderabad)
Jerath, Dr. Neelima (Chandigarh)
Kulshreshtha, Prof. A.P (New Delhi)
Palni, Dr. L.M.S. (Almora)
Prasad, Prof. M.N.V. (Hyderabad)
Roy, Dr. P.S. (Hyderabad)
Singh, Prof. K.P. (Varanasi)
Uprety, Dr. D.C. (ICAR, New Delhi)
Varshney, Prof. C.K. (New Delhi)
Wahab, Dr. Seema (New Delhi)
Yunus, Prof. Mohd. (Lucknow)

Scientific Programme Committee



Varshney, Prof. C.K. (New Delhi)



Agrawal, Prof. Madhoolika (BHU Varansi)
Chakrabarty, Dr. Debasis (NBRI Lucknow)
Dhawan, Dr. Shashi (NRLC, Lucknow) Gupta, Dr. D.K. (Spain)
Kulshreshtha, Dr. Kamla (NBRI Lucknow)
Lavania, Prof. Seshu (Lucknow Univ.)
Mallick, Dr. Shekhar (NBRI Lucknow)
Mishra, Dr. Kumkum (Lucknow Univ.)
Pandey, Dr. Vivek (NBRI Lucknow)
Rai, Dr. U.N. (NBRI Lucknow)
Singh, Dr. Nandita (NBRI Lucknow)
Singh, Dr. P.K. (NBRI Lucknow)
Sinha, Dr. Sarita (NBRI Lucknow)
Srivastava, Dr. Pankaj (NBRI Lucknow)
Suseela, Dr. M.R. (NBRI Lucknow)
Trivedi, Dr. Prabodh (NBRI Lucknow)



Tripathi, Dr. Rudra Deo (NBRI Lucknow)


Publication committee



Singh, Dr. Nandita


Earlier International Conferences organized by ISEB/NBRI.

ICPEP-1 - 26-30 November 1996.

ICPEP-2 - 04-09 February 2002.

ICPEP-3 - 28th November to 2nd December 2005.

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