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Seminars and events

The Queensland Herbarium hosts free public seminars at the Brisbane 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.

Tuesday 27 June 2017 – Additional to previously scheduled program

Fungi, the Forgotten Heroes of Australia’s Forests

Jim Trappe (Department of Forest Science, Oregon State University)

Professor Jim Trappe is world renowned for his work on: the long term interactions between mycorrhizal fungi, wild edible mushrooms, sustainable ecosystem productivity, and forest management practices; taxonomy of hypogeous fungi; floristics of alpine fungi; fungal-animal interactions; mycorrhizal ecology of subalpine and alpine ecosystems; population ecology and functions of nonspecific biotrophic root endophytes.

When not conducting studies of mycorrhizae, mentoring students, and participating in truffle-related activities, Jim Trappe writes books on fungi. The beautifully photographed, full-colour “Field Guide to North American Truffles: Hunting, Identifying, and Enjoying the World’s Most Prized Fungi”, by Matt Trappe, Frank Evans and James Trappe, was published to acclaim by scientists and chefs alike in 2007.

Seminar scheduled 10 July 2017 postponed to a date to be announced

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 (

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)

Contact us

  • Queensland Herbarium
    Brisbane Botanic Gardens
    Mount Coot-tha
    Mt Coot-tha Road
    Toowong Qld 4066
  • Ph: (07) 3896 9326
  • Fax: (07) 3896 9624
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23 June 2017
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