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Saving UAE’s Native Plants: How we Built the Flora Database (2-3 p.m. Gulf Standard Time)

March 6, 2023 @ 5:00 am - 6:00 am

The purpose of the webinar is to explain the efforts of young Emirati plant specialists in the generation of UAE Flora: The Native Plants Database of Emirates; a fully referenced, extensively validated, evolving, web-based, virtual database that has been designed and developed to introduce native plants form the biodiversity of UAE to the Global scientific communities, with the help and support of UAE plants’ expert from all the emirates. This database will be accessible to experts, researchers, and the public to support the UAE Flora conservation and reintroduction efforts.

Presenter: Dr. Shaher Bano, Principal investigator of Data Science and Native plants research, Fujairah research Centre
Facilitator: Dr. Karima Hamani, Assistant Professor and Sustainability Committee Chair, Heriot-Watt University Dubai Campus



Event time is 2-3 pm Gulf Standard Time (5-6 am Eastern Standard Time)


Eastern Standard Time Zone GA


Karima Hamani