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10th Australasian Plant Conservation Conference 2014
The Australian Network for Plant Conservation (ANPC) and the Royal Tasmanian Botanic Gardens (RTBG) are pleased to present the 10th Australasian Plant Conservation Conference 2014 (APCC10) which will be held in Hobart, Tasmania, from the 11th - 14th November 2014.
The conference is a key focal point event at which plant conservation specialists can exchange ideas and make new contacts. This conference will bring together a diverse range of the top botanists, ecologists, land managers, and on-ground plant conservation workers from around Australia and New Zealand, to discuss current scientific research and practical experience in the field of plant conservation, in particular for the many threatened plants and ecological communities now listed around Australia.
The overall theme of the 2014 conference is “Sustaining Plant Diversity – Adapting to a Changing World”.
The four sub-themes are:
1/ securing biodiversity
2/ prioritising actions
3/ animals in plant conservation
4/ engagement and communication in the modern world.
Climate change is one of the biggest emerging challenges facing plant conservationists today. The 10th Australasian Plant Conservation Conference 2014 will focus on how native plants are adapting to the changing climate, and what measures are being undertaken to help them adapt, including the development of climate change corridors. It will also report on other exciting developments in pollination ecology, seed germination (including the Australian Seed Bank Partnership), and genetics and conservation.
For more information on the guest speakers and exciting displays, please go to http://www.anbg.gov.au/anpc/conferences/2014/index.html.
Early bird registrations will open shortly.