Sunday, 30 December 2007

Happy new year 2008

'Micro' starts with the smaller forms of wild plants: seeds and seedlings!!. Here you are the Christmas card sent by Dr Costas Thanos including the logo of the CRETAPLANT project.
Christmas card sent from Dr. Costas Thanos, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.

The blog unit of 'Plant Microreserves' wishes to all the visitors a happy new year 2008, waiting for new PMR proposals.
Some news?, go on with: In a few time, the Generalitat Valenciana will protect 14 new plant micro-reserves (so raising a network of 273 protected PMRs). In addition, by April 2008, the Frederick Institute of Technology (Nicosia, Cyprus) will hold a technical meeting on PMRs. The blog will inform you during the next moths!!!

Recent Greek presentations on PMRs

The Greek PMRs team leaded by Dr. Costas Thanos (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens) has recently presented a couple of communications to the international conferences MEDECOS XI and SEED ECOLOGY II. Please find here temporary links to the extended abstracts:
*Thanos C.A., Fournaraki C., Georghiou K., Dimopoulos P., Bergmeier E. (2007). The Establishment, Monitoring and Management of a Pilot Network of Micro-Reserves in Western Crete for the Conservation of European Threatened Plants (CRETAPLANT Project, EU-LIFE), pp. 249-250, Conference Proceedings, MEDECOS XI, the International Mediterranean Ecosystems Conference, Perth, Western Australia, Australia, September 2-5, 2007. Abstract available at
*Fournaraki C., Remoundou I., Thanos C.A. (2007). Ex situ Conservation of European Threatened Plants in Western Crete, Greece (CRETAPLANT project, EU-LIFE), p. 24, Conference Proceedings, SEED ECOLOGY II - The 2nd International Society for Seed Science Meeting on Seeds and the Environment, Perth, Western Australia, Australia, September 9-13, 2007. Abstract available at

The Greek researchers Ch. Fournaraki (Mediterranean Agronimic Institute of Chania, MAICh) and C. Thanos (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens), during the meeting on PMRs cellebrated in the MAICh (Chania, Crete), in the framework of the LIFE-Nature project Cretaplant. © E. Laguna 25.11.2005

For additional information, you can contact Dr. Thanos at his email address ; website Other presentations issued in 2007 on PMRs are available at