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Thursday Talks 2014

Thursdays, 12:30pm in the Australian National Botanic Gardens Theatrette

A fascinating series of talks about Australian plants, plants of the world and special topics related to plants.
Presented by the Friends of the Australian National Botanic Gardens Friends of the Australian National Botanic Gardens logo

Entry by donation to the Friends of the Gardens.
All donations support Australian National Botanic Gardens' programs and development.



The landscape ecology of the Cooper Creek floodplain region

Dr Jake Gillen | 24 Apr

Hear about the main vegetation communities within the region and their distribution across the floodplain and down the Cooper Creek system


Bees and the Future of Pollination in Australia

Dr Saul Cunningham (CSIRO) | 1 May

Hear about the importance of bees to eco-systems


An Artist in Tropical North Queensland

Julie McEnery | 8 May

Find out about Julie’s art and her relationship with the Cairns Botanical Gardens


The Realm of the Polar Bear

Dennis Ayliffe | 15 May

Discover some of the flora, fauna and geography of the Arctic’s Svalbard Peninsula



Kamchatka Revisited: plant life on the edge

Rosemary Purdie | 22 May

Find out how plants fare in a landscape with 30 active and 250+ inactive volcanoes


Heritage Chinese Gardens

Kay Johnston | 29 May

Hear about China’s classical Scholar Gardens



Linking Landscapes

Rainer Rehwinkel | 5 June

Learn about Kosciuszko to the Coast, including its glossy-black cockatoo project


Bushfire Behaviour and Management in Australia

Phil Cheney | 12 June

Hear about the importance of prescribed burning for fire management



The Gardens’ Public Art Policy and Master Plan

Peter Byron | 19 June

Discover how public art in the Gardens helps connect people to Australian flora


Making Mynas Less Common: returning the balance to native birds

Bill Handke | 26 June

Find out how Canberra’s Indian Myna Action Group has reduced the risk presented by mynas


Changing Landscapes since Ancient Times

Dr Karen Williams | 3 July

Learn about landscape as a juxtaposition of present day, historical and ancient environments


Oceans Apart: history of South African and Australian flora

Dr Liz Truswell | 10 July

Discover plant groups shared between South Africa and Australia


Birds in Canberra Gardens and in the ANBG

Duncan McCaskill | 17 July

Hear about bird life in Canberra and in the Gardens


Yearning for Sylvan Futures

Dr John Dargavel | 24 July

Find out how foresters and scientists work for a better future for their country’s forests



Guiding at the ANBG: keeping them interested

Various Guides | 31 July

Learn how the ANBG’s Volunteer Guides engage the interest of their visitors



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