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.
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Professor Steve Johnson, Research Chair, University of Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa
Professor Rod Peakall, Professor in Evolutionary Biology, The Australian National University, ACT, Australia
|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
The ANPC is pleased to announce that the 13th Australasian Plant Conservation Conference (APCC13) will be held in Albury from 19-23 April 2021 and hosted by Albury City Council. The conference organising committee has been formed and has started to plan this exciting event. Stay tuned for more information soon. To keep up with the latest news, keep an eye on the conference website here.
The Annual General Meeting of the Australian Network for Plant Conservation Inc. (ANPC) will be held on Wednesday 20 November 2019, from 13:00 pm to 14:00 pm (Australian Eastern Daylight-Saving Time) in the Dickson Room, Australian National Botanic Gardens, Clunies Ross St, Acton, 2601. All financial 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, Melissa Millar, by Wednesday 13 November 2019. This will greatly assist us in preparing a successful AGM. The draft Agenda is available here.
Nominations are now open for the following positions on the ANPC Inc. Committee of Management:
• Ordinary members (7 positions)
Nominees for the above positions must complete the ANPC_Committee_Nomination_Form_2019. Nominations must specify the position being sought. For clarification of the duties of the positions, or of the membership status of nominees or nominators, please contact the Secretary well before the deadline. Nominations must be received by the Secretary at least seven days before the AGM, i.e. by close of business on Wednesday 13 November 2019. Nominations may be emailed to the Secretary, or faxed to the ANPC at 02 6250 9599, or mailed to The Secretary, ANPC Inc., GPO Box 1777 Canberra ACT 2601. Nominees need to be nominated and seconded by two (2) members of the Network and these can be submitted separately if required.
A Threatened Plant Translocation Workshop was held on Friday 3 May 2019 in the Ingkarni Wardli Building, The University of Adelaide, with 12 speakers presenting to a total of 57 participants representing over 10 volunteer groups, two universities, landcare groups, government departments, local councils, NGOs, consultancies and a winemaker. .
Material in the new Guidelines forthe Translocation of Threatened Plants in Australia was covered as well as 7 local South Australian translocation case studies and a lively panel discussion. Lucy Commander, lead editor of the Translocation Guidelines, gave an introduction to translocation, an overview of the Guidelines, tips for success when preparing a translocation proposal, and suggestions for translocation design and management. Additional aspects of translocations were covered by Michelle Waycott (pre-translocation assessment), Doug Bickerton (decision making, policy and approvals), Dan Duval (seed banking), Martin Breed (genetics and provenance), and Kylie Moritz (monitoring and evaluation).
Case studies on South Australian species highlighted the complexities of translocation projects. James Trezise explained his research on Yundi Guinea-flower (Hibbertia tenuis), Alex Mason spoke on Silver Daisy-bush (Olearia pannosa ssppannosa), Tim Field presented on Spiny Daisy (Acanthocladium dockeri), Geraldine Turner spoke about Whibley wattle (Acacia whibleyana) and Kylie Moritz presented on Monarto Mintbush (Prostanthera eurybioides). South Australian habitats were also showcased, as we heard from Jerry Smith about the Adelaide Mt Lofty Ranges, and from Veronica Bates on Kangaroo Island.