Dragon Tree Consortium

About us

Who we are

Dragon Tree Consortium is an informal open society that focuses on cooperation in Dragon tree research and conservation.

Aims

Scientific aims:

To be platform for initiation of samples exchange, joint research, joint project proposals. To identify gaps in our knowledge of dragon trees, to promote cooperation in research in following topics:

  • Systematics – taxonomy, evolution, biogeography, phylogenetics
  • Morphology and anatomy
  • Eco-physiology
  • Distribution, ecology, population structure, life history/growth
  • Species-specific relationships (role in the ecosystem; dragon trees as habitat or flag, umbrella species)
  • Ethnobotany
  • Historical roles (e.g., resin harvesting)
  • Chemical composition of resin and its medical use
  • Threat evaluation, nature conservation
  • Vegetation studies
  • Ecosystem services
Practical aims:
To share experience and knowledge in dragon trees conservation, to support awareness and education of local communities and decision makers to reach effective conservation measures, to support local initiatives in conservation efforts.
  • Initiate rescue programmes, conservation measures in situ including consulting activities and monitoring protocols
  • Actively search funding for meetings, conservation measures and local community support
  • To promote ex-situ conservation through seed banking and botanical gardens
  • Actively recruit organizations from the region in which all DTs grow
  • To promote awareness programmes, environmental educational centre to take care about education in conservation and cultural heritage preservation of dragon trees, virtual reality

Members

Membership is free of charge based only on your interest. Apply for membership by this form.

Founding members are:

Mendel University in Brno, Czechia

petrmad@mendelu.cz

Petr Maděra, Hana Habrová, Petr Vahalík, Petr Němec, Hana Kalivodová, Klára Lengálová, Lucie Bauerová, Lukáš Karas, Lucie Pompeiano Vaníčková

Ghent University, Belgium

kay.vandamme@gmail.com

Kay Van Damme

Botanic Garden Roma and Sapienza University, Roma, Italy

fabio.attorre@uniroma1.it

Fabio Attorre, Michele De Sanctis, Dario La Montagna

Individual members are:

Dheeraj Jayant
Biflores Brava
Dheeraj.jayant@biflores.org
Rostislav Netek
Palacky University Olomouc
rostislav.netek@upol.cz
Daniel Hagos BERHE
Adigrat University
danielhgs829@gmail.com

Contact

prof. Petr Maděra
Department of Forest Botany, Dendrology and Geobiocoenology
faculty of Forestry and Wood Technology
Mendel University in Brno
petrmad@mendelu.cz

Membership in Dragon Tree Consortium – Application form

Membership is free of charge based only on your interest

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    Contact

    prof. Petr Maděra
    Department of Forest Botany, Dendrology and Geobiocoenology
    faculty of Forestry and Wood Technology
    Mendel University in Brno
    petrmad@mendelu.cz

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