10th Australasian Plant Conservation Conference 2014 (APCC10)

Date: November 11, 2014 - November 14, 2014


The Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens
Queens Domain; HOBART


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, between the 11th – 14th November. Early bird registrations will open shortly.

The 2014 Conference Program will include a variety of guest speakers, exciting displays and informative field trips. 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. Due to the location of the conference it will showcase many iconic Tasmanian threatened species.

Call for Abstracts now open!

The conference organising committee invites you to submit an Abstract for the 10th Australasian Plant Conservation Conference 2014 on one of the four sub-themes. Submissions close 5pm 27 June 2014. To download the Conference Abstract Submission Form, please click here.

Event audience: Everyone