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"Native Seeds: Germinating Science for Revegetation Success" was the name of the Symposium Florabank convened at the Ecological Society of Australia's 08 Conference at Sydney University from December 1-5 http://www.ecolsoc.org.au/conference/esa08/ 

This Symposium  featured a range of Australian Native Seed research. 

Speakers included:

  • Dr Linda Broadhurst (CSIRO Plant Industry) "Genetic Considerations for seed sourcing in fragmented landscapes"
  • David Carr (Greening Australia) "Science improving practice: the importance of good seed information"
  • Dr Melinda Pickup (Greening Australia) "How local is local?"
  • Dr Siegy Krauss (Kings Park and Botanic Gardens, Western Australia) "Towards a genetic provenance atlas for SW Western Australia - progress, problems and possibilities"
  • Dr Cathy Waters (DPI NSW) "Using local seed sources can ignore the complexities of evolutionary development in Australian native grasses"
  • Drs Cathy Offord and Amelia Martyn (Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust, Sydney) "Overview of Seed Research in NSW"
  • Esther Cromer (Alcoa World Alumina Australia) "Large scale minesite rehabilitation: Turning research into production"
  • Dr Paul Gibson-Roy (The University of Melbourne/Greening Australia) "Restoring species-rich grassland: An alternative approach to obtaining, processing and delivering seed" 
  • Dr Penny Atkinson (Greening Australia) "Florabank - communicating native seed research to improve on-ground outcomes"

For more information about the ESA08 conference please contact the organisers through their website: http://www.ecolsoc.org.au/conference/esa08/