Come to Queensland, July 1994.
jrc at ANBG.GOV.AU
Thu Mar 18 11:51:29 CST 1993
Australian Systematic Botany Society Symposium
in Association with the
Australian Bryological Study Group
ORIGIN AND EVOLUTION OF THE FLORA OF THE MONSOON TROPICS
Lake Tinaroo Recreation Camp
Atherton Tablelands, Queensland
Initial Announcement and call for expressions of interest
An Australian Systematic Botany Society Symposium is to be held
from the 4 - 6 July 1994 at Lake Tinaroo Recreation Camp on
the Atherton Tablelands, North Queensland, Australia.
The theme for the symposium will be the Origin and Evolution
of the Flora of the Monsoon Tropics. It is hoped to attract
contributions from Australian and overseas researchers on
topics such as systematics, evolution, pollination, dispersal
and biogeography of tropical plant groups. The response so far
has been excellent. On day two of the symposium, invited
speakers will address selected topics in the field.
The Australian bryological study group plan to hold a workshop
in association with this symposium. A session on cryptogamic
botany will be included in the general symposium program. A
bryological workshop will also be held in conjunction with the
symposium. A number of short excursions will be made to a
range of bryophyte habitats. Microscopes will be available for
study of the material collected.
If there is sufficient interest a three day post-symposium
field trip will be held from 7-9 July. This will follow a
circular route from Tinaroo to Cooktown via Cape Tribulation,
then travel to Laura via the Battle Camp Road traversing the
Normanby River sandstones and the southern end of Lakefield
National Park before returning to Cairns by the Peninsula
Development Road via Lakeland Downs. A wide range of tropical
plant communities will be seen.
The symposium and bryological workshop will be held at the
Tinaroo Recreation Camp, situated on the Atherton Tableland
about 100 km southwest of Cairns and 21 km northeast of
Atherton. It is close to rainforest, open-forest and woodland
communities. Accommodation at very low rates is available at
the recreation camp, mainly in open dormitories, however for
those who prefer more comforts, motels and hotels are available.
A social program is planned which will include an exhibition
of the botanical works of several artists associated with
north Queensland and a symposium dinner.
If you would like further information please contact either
John Clarkson, Queensland Herbarium, Mareeba Office, PO Box
1054, MAREEBA, Q 4880; or Betsy Jackes at Botany Department,
James Cook University, Townsville, Q 4811, e-mail jackes at jcu.edu.au
Jim Croft [Herbarium CBG] internet: jrc at anbg.gov.au
Australian National Botanic Gardens voice: +61-6-2509 490
GPO Box 1777, Canberra, ACT 2601, AUSTRALIA fax: +61-6-2509 599
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