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APCC13

The 13th Australasian Plant Conservation Conference is to be held in Albury, NSW from Sunday 3 – Thursday 7 April 2022. This is the premier event in Australia to discuss native plant conservation issues. The overall theme is ‘Seeds to recovery’. The call for abstracts is currently open. We are seeking abstracts for both presentations and posters which fit within one of the 4 sub-themes:

  1. Seeds
  2. Bushfire recovery
  3. Conservation/threatened species and communities
  4. Engaging people with conservation & restoration

We are also seeking abstracts for shorter presentations (5 – 10mins TBC) on three workshop topics.Please visit our conference website to download the submission form. Abstract submission closes 4 February 2022.

Notice of ANPC Annual General Meeting 2021

Notice of ANPC Annual General Meeting 2021

The Annual General Meeting of the Australian Network for Plant Conservation Inc. (ANPC) will be held on Wednesday 17 November 2021, from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm (Australian Eastern Daylight Saving Time) via Zoom. All current ANPC members are encouraged to attend in a voting capacity to ensure we reach a quorum, and to hear about what the ANPC has achieved over the last year. This includes individual members and representatives of organisational members. Please RSVP to the Secretary by Wednesday 10 November 2021 and then you will receive the Zoom link. To check your membership status, please contact the office.

Do you want to help make a difference to plant conservation in Australia? Nominations are now open for the following positions on the ANPC Inc. Committee of Management: President; Vice-President; Secretary and 5 ordinary members. Download the Committee Nomination Form here. Nominations must be received by the Secretary by close of business on Wednesday 10 November 2021.

Image by Amelia Martyn Yenson

Exceptional Times, Exceptional Plants – Thursday 9th September 2021

Exceptional Times, Exceptional Plants – Thursday 9th September 2021

We’d like to invite everyone to the Australian Academy of Science Fenner Conference on the Environment: Exceptional times, exceptional plants.

 

What’s happening?

This one day workshop provides an opportunity for scientists and organisations to better understand which Australasian plant species need alternatives to seed banking and what ex situ conservation options are available (including living collections, cryopreservation and tissue culture). These methods for conserving plant germplasm can help facilitate species recovery and protect species from extinction. The conference will include presentations and a panel session, provide an opportunity to strengthen partnerships and the chance to interact with experts online.

The Fenner Conference is an ideal introduction to key chapters of the new third edition of ‘Plant Germplasm Conservation in Australia – strategies and guidelines for developing, managing and utilising ex situ collections’ (also known as the Germplasm Guidelines), which will be launched earlier in the week. Significant advances to identify and conserve ‘exceptional plants’ ex situ have been made since the guidelines were last published. Knowledge-sharing will support plant conservation in this critical time.  Sharing our knowledge can help prevent plant extinctions by better understanding species biology as well as providing plants and knowledge to support translocation and ecological restoration.

Register now!

‘Exceptional times, exceptional plants’ will be held online on Thursday 9th September. This event is free to join, even if you are not attending the Australasian Seed Science Conference. You can register now at

https://seedscience2021.com.au/fenner-conference/.

Download the Program here.

After the conference

We will also be holding a writing day, by invitation, to summarise outcomes and recommendations for exceptional species conservation in Australia and New Zealand and conclude the Australian Academy of Science Fenner Conference on the Environment in 2022, more details to come.

This workshop is funded by a grant from the Australian Academy of Science Fenner Conference on the Environment.

Feature image by Michael Lawrence-Taylor

 

 

Orchid Conservation Symposium 22 and 23 June 2021

Orchid Conservation Symposium 22 and 23 June 2021

Orchid Conservation Symposium

The ANPC will be working with project partners to organise an orchid conservation symposium in 2021. This symposium to be held over two days will provide an online forum to increase awareness of the ecology and conservation of orchids amongst practitioners. It will also provide an opportunity to share the project’s results and promote networking among the orchid conservation community. The symposium is scheduled for 22 and 23 June 2021.

To receive updates on the Orchid Conservation Symposium please subscribe to the mailing list.

Register for the Symposium here

Keynote speakers:
Professor Steve Johnson, Research Chair, University of Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa

Professor Rod Peakall, Professor in Evolutionary Biology, The Australian National University, ACT, Australia

Presenters:

Ms Alyssa Weinstein, PhD candidate, The Australian National University, ACT, Australia
Dr Amy Hinsley, Senior Research Fellow, Oxford University, UK
Dr Belinda Davis, Research Scientist, Kings Park Science, Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions, WA, Australia
Dr Bronwyn Ayre, Research Officer, La Trobe University, Vic, Australia
Professor Celeste Linde, Professor, The Australian National University, ACT, Australia
Dr Jenny Guerin, Seed Research Officer, South Australian Seed Conservation Centre, Botanic Gardens of South Australia, SA, Australia
Dr Gunter Fischer, Head of Flora Conservation, Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden, Hong Kong
Dr Jenifer Wraith, EcoCommons Business/Scientific Analyst and User Support Officer, Griffith University, QLD, Australia
Mr Len Carrigan, Volunteer, Australian Native Orchids Society, Victoria, Vic, Australia
Mr Marc Freestone, PhD Candidate, Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, The Australian National University, Vic, Australia
Dr Myles Menz, Marie Sklodowska-Curie Research Fellow, Max Planck Institute, Germany
Dr Noushka Reiter, Senior Research Scientist, Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, The Australian National University, Vic, Australia
Mr Richard Dimon, Research Assistant, Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, Vic, Australia
Dr Russell Barrett, Systematic Botanist, Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney, NSW, Australia
Dr Ryan Phillips, Senior Lecturer in Ecology, La Trobe University, Vic, Australia
Mr Tobias Hayashi, PhD candidate, The Australian National University, ACT, Australia