ANPSA Conference 2018

Leptecophylla juniperina


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The Conference Program

Wrest Point Hotel Convention Centre, Hobart; 15 - 19 January 2018

Monday 15 January

8.00 - 9.00 REGISTRATION
9.00 - 9.15 Welcome to Country by a representative of the Aboriginal community.
9.15 - 9.30 Official Opening by Her Excellency Professor the Honourable Kate Warner, AC, Governor of Tasmania.
9. 30 - 10.30 Keynote speaker Professor Jamie Kirkpatrick - Alpine vegetation of Tasmania.
10.30 - 11.00 Morning tea
11.00 - 11.45 Mark Fountain RTBG, 200 years of the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens.
11.45 - 12.30 Nick Fitzgerald - The Subantarctic flora and vegetation of Macquarie island.
12.30 - 13.30 Lunch
13.30 - 17.00 Conference excursion
17.45 Busses leave for Government House
18 00 - 19.00 Reception at Government House

Tuesday 16 January

COASTAL
9.00 - 9.45 Vishnu Prahalad - A virtual tour of the Tasmanian coastal saltmarsh wetlands.
9.45 - 10.30 Dr Tonia Cochran - Gondwanan flora: a global collection within a local natural ecosystem.
10.30 - 11.00 Morning tea

GRASSLANDS AND FLOWERS
11.00 - 11. 45 Louise Gilfedder - Tasmanian native grasslands.
11.45 - 12.30 Phil Collier - Managing a native orchid hot-spot: learning about the plants and their needs.
12.30 - 13.30 Lunch
13.30 - 17.00 Conference excursion.
19.45 A.J. SWABY LECTURE by James Wood RTBG, The Seed Bank Story
Preceded by the presentation of the ANPSA Australian Plant Awards

Wednesday 17 January

DRY BUSHLAND AND GARDEN
9.00 - 9.45 Sebastian A Burgess - The Tasmanian Island Ark: Ecological and Cultural Restoration of the Tasmanian Midlands.
9.45 - 10.30 Dr Tanya Bailey - Research on the Midlands restoration.
10.30 - 11.00 Morning tea
11.00 - 11.45 Brief presentations on local grassroots projects:
* Dr Keith Corbett on the Tasmanian Bushland Garden,
* Daphne Longman on Launceston's Heritage Forest native garden.
* Riitta Boevink - Bluewater Crescent; How to surreptitiously introduce locals to native gardens.
11.45 - 12.30 Dr Tim Wardlaw - Living in the Goldilocks zone: A look inside one of the world's tallest and most productive natural forest ecosystem.
12.30 - 13.30 Lunch
13.30 - 17.00 Conference excursion.
17:00 On the Boardwalk, Study Group displays and meetings.

Thursday 18 January

RAINFORESTS AND CLIMBING UP
9.00 - 9.45 Mark Wapstra - Tasmanian ferns and fern allies: diversity, habitats and conservation management.
9.45 - 10.30 Fred Duncan - Tasmanian rainforests and its Gondwanan heritage.
10.30 - 11.00 Morning tea
11.00 - 11.40 Patrick Dalton - Mosses, liverworts and hornworts, their contribution to the plant world.
11.40 - 11.50 Study groups, general introduction by Ben Walcott/Jane Fountain.
11.50 - 12.00 Container growing study group by Lynne Mockridge
12.00 - 12.15 Isopogon and Petrophile Study group by Catriona Bate and Phil Trickett.
12.15 - 12.30 Waratah and Flannel Flower study group by Maria Hitchcock.
12.30 - 13.30 Lunch
13.30 - 17.00 Conference excursion.
7:30 pm CONFERENCE DINNER at Wrest Point

Friday 19 January

9.00 - 12:30 Conference excursions - IN THE MORNING
12.30 - 13.30 Lunch
13.30 - 14:15 Sib Corbett - In our backyard - Mt. Wellington.
14.15 - 14.30 Next conference by Wildflower Society of Western Australia
14.30 - 15.30 Information / discussion panel on the future trends of the organization.
15.30 - 15.45 Closing ceremony by the Conference Convenor.


Header Photo: Leptecophylla juniperina (Crimson Berry)
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