Friday, August 1, 2014

First National Workshop on Odonatology & DragonflyIndia Meet 2014

First National Workshop on Odonatology
Hislop College, Nagpur, Maharashtra (16-19 August 2014) 

Program schedule
16 August 2014 (Saturday)

5.00 pm: Workshop registration
6.00 pm - 7.30 pm: Ice breaking session and other socio-academic activities (Introduction of participants, History of
DragonflyIndia, Documentary screening; RA, KAS, PR, PK)
7.30 pm onwards: Dinner

17 August 2014 (Sunday)

6.30 am – 8.30 am: Field visit around Nagpur (DR, RA, KAS, PR, PK)
8.30 am - 9.30 am: Registration (Workshop/symposium) (distribution of workshop kits) and breakfast
10 am - 11.30 am: Formal inauguration of symposium
11.30 am - 12.00 am: Tea break
12.00 pm - 1.30 pm: Symposium paper presentation (on Odonates)
1.30 pm- 2.30 pm: Lunch
3.00 pm – 5.00 pm: Session II
Workshop Symposium
3.00 - 4.00 pm: Biology and Taxonomy of Odonata
Guest lecture
4.00 – 5.00 pm: Odonata identification in field and
lab (PR)
Oral paper presentation (Tropical biodiversity)
5.00 pm: Tea break
5.00 pm - 7.00 pm: Photo/ poster-presentation
7.00 pm onwards: Dinner

18 August 2014 (Monday)

6.30 – 9.00 am: Field visit to Ambazari lake, Nagpur (DR, AT, KAS, PR, PK, RN, PD)Workshop Symposium
9 am - 10 am: Rest & Breakfast 9 am -10 am: Breakfast
10 am -10.30 am: The India Biodiversity Portal, a
platform for documenting and organizing species
information (TV)
10.30 am – 11.30 pm: Building species pages and
mapping distributions for Odonates on the India
Biodiversity Portal (TV, RP, RG and participants;
Interactive session)
11.30 am – 12.00 pm: Spatial data collection and
its use in science (VB)
10 am -12 pm: Session III
One guest lecture and Paper presentation (Tropical
12.00 – 12.30 pm: Tea 12.00 – 12.30 pm: Tea
12.30 pm - 1.00 pm: Techniques in Odonata
surveys (PK)
1.00 pm – 1.30 pm: Participants presentations
12.30 pm - 1.30pm – Session III
Paper presentation (Tropical biodiversity)
1.30 pm - 2.30 pm: Lunch
2.30 pm - 3.30 pm: Valedictory function (Symposium participants)
3.30 pm – 7.00 pm: City visit, social activity, miscellaneous talks in workshop
7.00 pm onward: Dinner

19 August - Tuesday

Field-trip to Lingala lake and surroundings, Nagpur (RA, KAS, DR, AT, PR, PK, RN, PD)
Feedback session

Name of the speakers/resource persons and affiliations –
RA: Dr. R. Andrew (Hislop college, Maharashtra; convener for workshop)
KAS: Dr. K.A. Subramanian (Zoological Survey of India, West Bengal; coordinator for workshop)
RP: Dr. R. Prabhakaran (India Biodiversity Portal/Strand Life Sciences, Karnataka)
AT: Dr. Ashish Tiple (Vidyabharati college, Maharashtra)
PR: Mr. Parag Ranganekar (Independent researcher, Goa)
TV: Mr. Thomas Vattakaven (India Biodiversity Portal/Strand Life Sciences, Karnataka)
RG: Mr. Rohit George (French Institute of Pondicherry, Pondicherry)
VB: Mr. Vijay Barve (University of Kansas, USA/ National Centre for Biological Sciences, Karnataka)
DR: Mr. David Raju (Independent researcher, Kerala)
PD: Mr. Prosenjit Dawn (Zoological Survey of India, West Bengal; student volunteer)
RN: Ms. Rohini Navale (Student volunteer)
PK: Mr. Pankaj Koparde (Salim Ali Centre for Ornithology & Natural History, Tamil Nadu; coordinator for workshop)

#For queries write to Mr. Pankaj Koparde at <>
#Registration ends on 3rd August 2014. Participants are encouraged to submit abstracts for participants talk session.
Venue: Hislop college, Nagpur, Maharashtra
Dates: 16 – 19 August 2014