Where will the seeds for the future come from? Given development pressures and declining space for connectivity, 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 forum brings together people from the bush regeneration, revegetation, nursery and landscape architecture and planning sectors to set the scene for future collaborations and introduces the innovative project ‘Healthy Seeds’ that is poised to offer practical solutions for all. 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. Tickets will go on sale in August. Read more.
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!
Many of Australia’s native plants are threatened and we need your help to promote and improve their conservation. The ANPC brings together plant conservationists from all walks of life to inform and inspire each other in our efforts to save Australia’s plants, especially those threatened with extinction. Donate today and support the network of people working in plant conservation. The ANPC is a registered charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission so donations of $2 or more are tax-deductible! Please donate here and help us grow.