The Organization for the Phyto-Taxonomic Investigation of the Mediterranean Area (OPTIMA) is an international association of botanists interested in the Mediterranean area. OPTIMA encompasses botany in its widest sense and deals with all groups of plants and all disciplines which have an impact on systematic studies.
Every three years OPTIMA organizes an international meeting structured in multidisciplinary symposia which cover different aspects of Mediterranean botany.
The XVII OPTIMA Meeting will take place in Palermo (Italy) and consists of three days, with scientific sessions that focus on the main botanical themes and include one plenary conference, two round tables, poster session, on topics of significant botanical-social impact and major issues of public interest.
Some LIFE medCLIFFS members from CSIC-IBB are participating in the meeting to present our initiative as well as some of the first results on non-native plant species in the Costa Brava.
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