Seminars and events
The Queensland Herbarium hosts free public seminars at the Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens at Toowong.
They are held once a month (March to November) (mostly) on every second Monday from noon until 1pm in the FM Bailey conference room in the Herbarium building. You don’t need to register, just turn up on the day.
Special events are to be held Sunday on 26 March 2017 and the weekend of 25-26 March 2017:
26 March 2017
Science behind the ‘Unseen’ exhibition
Nigel Fechner (Mycologist, Queensland Herbarium). 3 pm in the Richard Randall Studio, Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha
25–26 March 2017
Herbarium display: 10 am – 2 pm, Queensland Herbarium, Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha
Go behind the scenes and view herbarium specimens, talk to mycologists and even view fungi through a microscope!
10 April 2017
Featuring four presentations on ecological restoration, from four young minds engaged in research at the University of Queensland.
Does risk inform investment in implementation of ecological restoration projects?
Valerie Hagger (PhD candidate, UQ)
The cost and feasibility of marine coastal restoration
Dr Elisa Bayraktarov (Postdoctoral Research Fellow, UQ)
Using CORVEG to investigate diversity and abundance patterns of woody plants in southeast Queensland
James McCarthy (PhD candidate, UQ)
Carbon-diversity co-benefits in Australian forest restoration projects
Timothy Staples (PhD candidate, UQ)
15 May 2017
Grass pollen aerobiology and human health impact
Janet Davies (Head of Allergy Research Group, School of Biomedical Sciences - Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation - Centre for Children's Health Research, Queensland University of Technology)
12 June 2017
Fairies at the bottom of the catchment: A history of Fairy Bower, the lost National Park of the lower Fitzroy
Sandy Pollock (Botanist, Queensland Herbarium)
10 July 2017
Drones, mine rehabilitation and burning buffel grass
Peter Erskine (Program Leader, Ecosystem Assessment, Restoration and Resilience Program, UQ) and Phill McKenna (Research Officer, Ecosystem Assessment, Restoration and Resilience Program, UQ)
14 August 2017
Grazing and erosion risks
Hélène Aubault (PhD, Griffith University)
11 September 2017
Species-area Relationships in Fragmented Landscapes - Identifying Thresholds for Incorporation into Conservation Planning and Land Management
Jeremy Simmonds (PhD candidate, University of Queensland)
9 October 2017
La Música de las Flores - Botanical connections in music from Schubert to Robert Plant
Philip Griffin (www.philipgriffin.com)
13 November 2017
Large and old, with a big butt – the demographics of habitat trees in Queensland’s forests and woodlands
Teresa Eyre and Geoffrey Smith (Ecologist/Zoologist, Queensland Herbarium)