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ICPEP-5 Registration: Special Facility for intending International Delegates

While the process of registration and submission of abstracts for the ICPEP-5 Conference is over, a limited number of individuals from Overseas can still register themselves or even do on the spot registration at the Reception Desk on 24th February 2015 with prior intimation to the Organising Secretaries.


Such individuals can only attend the conference but they will not be able to present any paper. They will however enjoy all other facilities extended to already registered delegates.


Such intending delegates will also have to make their own arrangement for travel and accommodation directly or through our Authorized Travel Agent. ([email protected])

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CSIR-National Botanical Research Institute, Lucknow, India.

[About Lucknow]  [Lucknow Map]


February 24-27, 2015

Organized by

International Society of Environmental Botanists and

CSIR-National Botanical Research Institute, Lucknow (India)

Co-sponsored/ Supported by

United Nations Educational, Scientific & Cultural Organization
(UNESCO), Paris/New Delhi

International Union of Forestry Research Organizations
(IUFRO), Vienna, Austria

Department of Science & Technology, Govt. of India, New Delhi

State Bank of India

Council Of Science & Technology, U.P.
(Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of U.P.)

Indian National Science Academy (INSA)

Department of Biotechnology, Government of India, New Delhi

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

Organizing Committee

Dr. C. S. Nautiyal, FNA

Director CSIR-NBRI & President ISEB

Organising Secretaries

Dr. K. J. Ahmad

Secretary ISEB
Former Chief Scientist &
former Emeritus Scientist
[email protected]

Dr. R. D. Tripathi

Addl. Secretary ISEB,
Chief Scientist

[email protected]

Dr. Nandita Singh

Joint Secretary ISEB
Principal Scientist

[email protected]

Mailing address

All correspondence should be addressed to;

Organizing Secretaries, ICPEP-5,
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


Fax: +91-522-2205836/2205839 - The FAX should be superscribed with “ICPEP-5”.


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 food, shelter and energy and reckless exploitation of natural resources, that were mainly responsible for creating the problem of environmental pollution in developed countries.


Current scenario is, however, vastly different, as widespread poverty, illiteracy and burgeoning population in the Third World countries are leading to increasing environmental pollution at a pace which were unimaginable only a few decades earlier. Climate change is the biggest threat faced by this planet since the ‘Ice Age’. When it comes to the hazards of environmental pollution, there is only a very thin dividing line between developed and developing countries now. One pollutes and the other suffers from its consequences equally, if not more.


India, with a population of ca 1.25 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. Being a ‘Sangam’ (Confluence) of developed and developing nations, it is ideally suited to host this international Conference. Because of its sheer size and population, what India does today, will have its impact on the entire planet tomorrow.


International Society of Environmental Botanists and CSIR-National Botanical Research Institute, Lucknow (CSIR-NBRI) had jointly organized four highly successful International Conferences on Plants and Environmental Pollution in Lucknow in 1996, 2002, 2005 and 2010. Some of these conferences were co-sponsored by international organizations like UNESCO, UNEP, TWAS, IUBS, Indo-US Science & Technology Forum, AusAID, Murdoch University, Australia and several ministries/departments of Government of India. It was recommended that the fifth quadrennial ICPEP (ICPEP-5) needed to be organized to provide forum for discussing scientific researches and for exchanging knowledge concerning environmental issues. As a follow-up of the above recommendations, ISEB and CSIR-NBRI shall jointly organize the Fifth International Conference on Plants and Environmental Pollution (ICPEP-5), during December 3-6, 2014, at CSIR-NBRI Campus, Lucknow India. Prestigious international scientific organizations, funding agencies like banks, foundations and corporate sector promoting environmental protection activities under their corporate social responsibility programmes are being invited to co-sponsor this conference which will deliberate on crucial issues like environmental protection, climate change impact, on biodiversity migration of species, forestry, food security and human health.


This Conference is aimed at providing a vibrant interactive forum for serious deliberations on the pressing problems of pollution and the role of plants in its amelioration. The deliberations during the Conference will focus on climate change, environment and biodiversity, environmental biotechnology, plant response to environmental pollution, environmental impact on assessment, bio-indication and bioremediation, plant-microbe interaction and waste management. Promoting environment education and outreach programmes also needs to be emphasized  besides other emerging environmental issues.


Detailed technical reports and recommendations of the previous Conferences (ICPEP-1 to ICPEP-4) were forwarded to relevant International agencies, academic institutions and organizations (both government and non-government) for their perusal and implementation.


An International Advisory Committee with some of the most reputed and highly distinguished environmental and plant scientists has been constituted under the chairmanship of Dr. C.S. Nautiyal, President ISEB & Director CSIR-NBRI to guide and advise in planning and organizing this Conference.


Of the two organizers of ICPEP-5, International Society of Environmental Botanists (ISEB), is a non-profit, non-governmental scientific society based at the National Botanical Research Institute, Lucknow, India. ISEB aims to promote the cause of environmental protection, biodiversity conservation, pollution abatement and sustainable development by focusing on, and highlighting the role of plants in attaining the aforementioned objectives, and the other organizer CSIR-National Botanical Research Institute (CSIR-NBRI), is one of the most prestigious, and internationally reputed, inter-disciplinary plant science Institute of South-east Asia. It is a constituent of the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research, Government of India, New Delhi and the Director of CSIR-NBRI, Dr. C.S. Nautiyal is also the President of ISEB.

The City of Lucknow

The city of Lucknow with a population of over three million, is the capital of Uttar Pradesh, which is India’s most populous state. The State is home to one-thirtieth of the global population. Lucknow is known all over the world for its beautiful historical monuments, sprawling gardens, palaces, art, culture, music, textile embroidery and culinary art. It occupies a very important place on the political map of India.


During the past few decades, it has made tremendous strides in the field of education and science and technology. With over a dozen universities and an equal number of R&D institutes of international repute, it has become a hub of scientific researches, especially in the fields of biotechnology, bio-medical research, plant sciences, agriculture and management studies.


Lucknow is well connected by rail and road with all major Indian cities and directly by air with cities like New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Patna etc. Lucknow’s airport is an international airport with direct regular flights to several Gulf and Arab countries and Nepal. It has more than a dozen 3-4 star hotels and a couple of 5-star luxury hotels.


A glimpse of Lucknow city with its beautiful skyline dotted with historical monuments, sprawling gardens, royal palaces glittering shopping centres, Malls and research, educational and cultural centres;



 More images & information in Wikipedia.

Areas/Disciplines of the Conference

1. Bio-Indication & Bioremediation

2. Environmental Microbiology and Biotechnology

3. Environmental Impact Assessment & Eco-Auditing

4. Environment & Biodiversity

5. Plant Responses to Environmental Pollution

6. Climate Change & Human Health

7. Climate Change and Global Food Security

8. Impacts of Air Pollution & Climate Change on Forest Ecosystem

9. Role of Botanical Gardens in Climate Change Research

10. Environmental Education, Environmental Laws, Outreach & Information

11. Contemporary Environmental Issues:

(a) Paleo-environment

(b) Environmental impact on cultural heritage

(c) Environmental systems and disaster management

(d) Hospital wastes management

(e) Indoor pollutants,

(f) Bio-pollutants

(g) Bio-energy/ Biofuel

(h) Sustainable agriculture & food Security

(i) Alien Plant Invasion

(j) Bio-prospecting

(k) Noise pollution

(l) Urban pollution & green belt designing.

(m) New & Renewable Energy.

Procedure for Submission of Abstract

1. Abstract of Paper


The Abstract not exceeding 350 words typed in “Times New Roman” 12 pt normal font, single line spacing and should include:

  • Title of Paper in BLOCK letter

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

  • Main body of the Abstract

  • 5 to 6 key words

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

  • Area/discipline which best represents your work.

Abstracts should be mailed/e-mailed/faxed to Dr. Nandita Singh, Principal Scientist, Eco-auditing Group, CSIR-National Botanical Research Institute, Lucknow-226001, India. (E-mail: [email protected]; Phone:+91-522-2297931/2297932; Fax:+91-522-2205836/2205839 - The FAX should be superscribed with “ICPEP-5”.)


All queries regarding abstracts and publication related matters should be addressed to her (Dr. Nandita Singh).


Last date for submission of abstract is 10 January 2015.


2. 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.


3. Posters

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.


4. 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- 5, an International committee of Experts will scrutinize all presentations (oral/poster) made during different sessions of the Conference and short list the individuals from whom the full papers will be invited for publication.


5. Mode of Presentation of Paper

Delegates can submit their requests for mode of presentation of their papers along with their abstracts/registration by e-mail/mail/FAX in the format which can be downloaded by clicking here.


Their requests will be duly considered by the Scientific Programme Committee and its decision will be communicated to the individual delegate after the deadline for the submission of Registration and Abstracts sometime in September/October 2014. No enquiries on this subject will be entertained before September 15, 2014. As we have already received over 800 pre-registrations and the number of actual registrations is likely to exceed 500, and in spite of our best efforts it will be humanly impossible to accommodate all delegates under oral presentation in a 4-day conference with only 3 days allotted for Scientific Sessions.


6. ICPEP-5 Attendance Reconfirmation - Important

Reconfirmation of ICPEP-5 Attendance before 31 December 2014 is a pre-requisite for presentation of paper (Oral/poster) and/or publication of abstract in the Book of Abstracts and inclusion of name in the Directory of ICPEP-5 Delegates.


Please download the ICPEP-5 Attendance Reconfirmation Form, fill it and submit the same by E-mail/mail/FAX to;


The Organizing Secretaries ICPEP-5
CSIR- National Botanical Research Institute, Lucknow-226001, India
E-mail: [email protected] / [email protected]
Fax: +91-522-2205836/2205839 - The FAX should be superscribed with “ICPEP-5”.

The Form should positively reach on or before December 31, 2014.


Registration and Registration Charges

For registration please download the registration form and send it duly filled to the Organising Secretaries.


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



Indian/SAARC Residents*

Foreign National/NRIs

Up to 10/01/2015

After 10/01/2015

Up to 10/01/2015

After 10/01/2015

Member of ISEB

Rs. 5000

Rs. 5500

US $ 500

US $ 550

Non Member

Rs. 5500

Rs. 6000

US $ 550

US $ 600


Rs. 3500

Rs. 4000

US $ 300

US $ 350

Accompanying person

Rs. 3500

Rs. 4000

US $ 300

US $ 350

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


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


(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-ICPEP, (ISEB-ICPEP) Lucknow, India Account No. 34056777525" payable at the State Bank of India, NBRI Branch, Lucknow.


Overseas delegates can also remit by electronic transfer using SWIFT Code SBININBB157 (Lucknow Main Branch) payable to International Society of Environmental Botanists, Lucknow A/c. No. 34056777525 at State Bank of India, NBRI Branch, Lucknow.


After successful money transfer please notify us by E-mail, your name, the amount transferred and the transaction details etc.


Cheques/credit cards will not be accepted.


Registration fee paid by a delegate will not be refunded in the event of his inability to attend the Conference due to some unforeseen circumstances. However, such delegates can collect their Conference material (bag and literature etc.) either personally or through an authorized representative till 31 March 2015.


Duly filled in 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- 5, International Society of Environmental Botanists, National Botanical Research Institute, Lucknow-226001, India. Payment of registration fee along with the Registration form is not mandatory and it can also be paid at the Registration counter of the conference but for availing fee concession, the registration fee must be remitted before 10 January 2015 positively.


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 persons per room) may also be available in the guest houses/hostels of local R & D institutes, details of which will be uploaded on this page in due course. Mean while any enquiry about such accommodations may be addressed to; Dr. D. K. Upreti, Convenor, Accommodation Committee

E-mail  [email protected].


(Click here to download Requisition Form for Accommodation)


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. Banerjee

Branch Manager

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

110 Shalimar Square (First Floor)

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

Tel: +91-522-4042985

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

Dr. C.S. Nautiyal

Chairman, Organizing Committee ICPEP-5

(Director CSIR-NBRI & President, ISEB)

Dr. K. J. Ahmad     Dr. R. D. Tripathi     Dr. Nandita Singh

Organizing Secretaries ICPEP-5

Steering Committee



Dr. B.P. Singh



Dr. K.J. Ahmad

Dr. Tariq Husain

Dr. Vivek Pandey

Dr. U.N. Rai

Dr. S.C. Sharma

Dr. Mrs. Nandita Singh

Ms. Kanti Srivastava

Dr. R.D. Tripathi

Prof. R.S. Tripathi

Dr. D.K. Upreti

Prof. Mohd. Yunus

Dr. Mrs. Kamla Kulshreshtha

International Advisory committee



Dr. C. S. Nautiyal



Prof. V. P. Aneja (U.S.A.)

Dr. J. B. Barroso (Spain)

Prof. Maria De L. De Bauer (Mexico)

Prof. J. N. B. Bell (U.K)

Dr. C. R. Bhatia (India)

Prof. Hans Brix (Denmark)

Prof. Tao. Chen (China)

Dr. F. J. Corpas (Spain)

Prof. R. F. E. Crang (U.S.A)

Prof. O. P. Dhankher (U.S.A)

Prof. Marisa Domingos (Brazil)

Prof. Nicholas M. Dickinson (New Zealand)

Dr. Lisa Emberson (U.K.)

Prof. Dr. Juerg Fuhrer (Switzerland)

Dr. Jean-Pierre Garrec (France)

Prof. Arun Goyal (U.S.A.

Prof. David. A. Grantz (U.S.A.)

Dr. Margaret. Greenway (Australia)

Dr. Ahmad K. Hegazy (Saudi Arabia)

Dr. Allan H. Legge (Canada)

Prof. Bernd. Markert (Germany)

Prof. Elina Oksanen (Finland)

Prof. Dr. Munir. Ozturk (Turkey)

Prof. Elena. Paoletti (Italy)

Prof. Shivendra V. Sahi (U.S.A.)

Dr. P.V. Sane (India)

Dr. Wagdy. Sawahel (Egypt)

Prof. Ming-Hung Wong (Hong Kong, China)

Prof. Yong Guan Zhu (China)


National organizing committee



Dr. P.V. Sane



Prof. Madhoolika Agrawal (Varanasi)

Prof. Sunil Bajpai (Lucknow)

Prof. S.K. Barik (Shillong)

Dr. H.M. Behl (Lucknow)

Dr. Gufran Beig (Pune)

Dr. Dipankar Chakraborti (Kolkata)

Prof. Mohd. Iqbal (New Delhi)

Prof. R. K. Kohli (Jalandhar)

Dr. R.K. Pachauri (New Delhi)

Prof. M.N.V. Prasad (Hyderabad)

Dr. Partha Sarathi Roy (Hyderabad)

Dr. Girish Sahni (Chandigarh)

Prof. P.K. Seth (Lucknow)

Prof. R.C. Sobti (Lucknow)

Prof. Pramod. Tandon (Shillong)

Prof. C.K. Varshney (New Delhi)


Publication Committee

Dr. Mrs. Nandita Singh (Convener)

Prof. R.S. Tripath

Prof. M. Yunus

Dr. Vivek Pandey

Dr. Pankaj K. Srivastava


Poster Committee

Dr. S. K. Raj (Convener)


Transport Committee

Dr. U.N. Rai (Convener)


Food Committee

Dr. Virendra Nath (Convener)


Accommodation Committee

Dr. D.K. Upreti (Convener)


Reception Committee

Dr. Kamla Kulshreshtha (Convener)


Venue Committee

Dr. R.K. Roy (Convener)


Cultural Programme Committee

Dr. P.B. Khare (Convener)


Local Tour & Sight Seeing Committee

Ms. Kanti Srivastva (Convener)

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.

ICPEP-4 - 8-11 December 2010.

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