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Science seminar series at The Calyx

Join us at The Calyx for scientific seminars led by internal speakers from the Botanic Gardens and guests speakers from other organizations.

Program schedule


  • Tuesday, 11 Feb 2020, 11.00: Marcel Cardillo (Australian National University), Legacy of Gondwana: phylogeny, diversification and conservation of Australian Proteaceae

  • Tuesday, 17 Mar 2020, 11.00: Si-Chong Chen (Royal Botanic Gardens Kew), Latitudinal gradients in seed predation, seed defence and seed dispersal

  • Tuesday, 14 Apr 2020, 11.00: Simon Ho (University of Sydney), Evolutionary rate variation across the tree of life

  • Tuesday, 12 May 2020, 11.00: Jason Bragg (Evolutionary Ecology, RBGDT), Adapted and adaptable? The genetics of conservation

  • Tuesday, 16 Jun 2020, 11.00: Monica Fahey (Evolutionary Ecology, RBGDT), Reconstructing the dispersal of eastern Australian rainforest trees by pre-colonial Aboriginal people with genomic data

  • Tuesday, 14 Jul 2020, 11.00: Karen Sommerville (PlantBank, RBGDT), The Rainforest Seed Conservation Project

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