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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

Restoration FORUM

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 (

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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16 March 2017

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