Whether you’re involved in planting 20 trees in a fragmented urban remnant or 2 million for a biodiversity offset, having access to a sufficient quantity of high-quality seed, from a broad range of species, is essential for restoring ecosystems that are healthy and resilient over the long-term. Given development pressures, climate change and declining space for connectivity across the Greater Sydney Basin and beyond, there is an increasing need for restorationists, plant producers and landscape architects to collaborate on ensuring natives of the correct provenance and genetics are conserved as well as planted within urban spaces. This event is being co-hosted by the ANPC and the Australian Association for Bush Regenerators (AABR) at the Teachers Federation Conference Centre, Reservoir Street, Sydney and is assisted by the NSW Government through its Environmental Trust. Read more and purchase tickets here.
The ANPC is proud to be collaborating with the Australian Seed Bank Partnership on this conference which will be hosted by the Australian National Botanic Gardens with the following themes:
- Seed biology and evolutionary ecology – Unlocking the challenges of germination, dormancy and seed ecology in a changing world.
- Seed sourcing and end-use – Considering genetic diversity, restoration and translocations as well as sector specific approaches to seed conservation and use.
- Seed and gene bank management – The ins and outs of managing ex situ seed banks and gene banks and the methods for maximising seed quality and longevity.
- Seeds in culture and society – Sharing stories and learning about cultural seed use, including collaborations between traditional use and ex situ seed banks and gene banks.
Call for abstracts opening soon! Visit the website and sign up to received more information as the conference program develops.
If you join or renew your membership for 2019 you will receive the two back copies of Australasian Plant Conservation (APC) which contain papers from the 12th Australasian Plant Conservation Conference last year and the 3rd edition focusing on the translocation of threatened plants. We are currently preparing the next edition for print which will be the 4th (and final for now) issue on threatened plant translocation which provides seven new case studies, including a first for APC where we dive underwater for translocation of Posidonia australis, a species of seagrass. The theme for the final edition for 2019 will be ‘Advancing Australian threatened plant management: Recent actions to save our threatened flora’. Your membership also entitles you to a discounted annual subscription to Ecological Management and Restoration (EMR). Don’t miss out and join the ANPC today!