The 8ILC will revolve around eight main symposia, which will include invited keynote talks, oral presentations and posters. All participants are welcome to present their work (talk or poster) in one of the 8ILC symposia.

Assembling global checklists and floras of legumes

Updates in legume systematics

Advances in legume morphology and anatomy

Legumes and society: genetic resources, uses and conservation

Legume research in the era of genomics

Animals and legumes: from mutualistic to antagonistic interactions

Novelties in legume-rhizobia symbiosis

Legumes as a model for biogeography, macroecology and evolution

Keynote speakers

In addition to talks by legume experts, the 8ILC will include keynote talks by experts in other groups, which will provide further insights from their own work, bringing new perspectives and ideas to inspire the legume community.

Sandy Knapp
Natural History Museum, London

Tingshuang Yi
Kunming Institute of Botany

Ryan Folk
Mississipi State University

Quentin Cronk
University of British Columbia

Colin Hughes

University of Zurich

Euan James

The James Hutton Institute

Eimear Nic Lughadha

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Vinícius Dantas

Universidade Federal de Uberlândia

Jens Ringelberg

University of Edinburgh

Joe Miller
Global Biodiversity Information Facility

Marianne le Roux

South African National Biodiversity Institute

Fábio Scarano

Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro

Anne Bruneau

University of Montreal

Simone Teixeira

Universidade de São Paulo

José Valls


Marcelo Reginato

Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul

María José Endara

Universidad de las Americas

Luciano Queiroz

Universidade Estadual de Feira de Santana

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