Systematic Botany and History Conference

TIM ENTWISLE U6066923 at UCSVC.UCS.UNIMELB.EDU.AU
Tue Apr 19 12:41:56 CDT 1994


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                        PRELIMINARY NOTICE


 ------------------1996 COMMEMORATIVE CONFERENCE--------------------------
 -----------------Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne------------------------

                      22-28 September 1996

1996 is a significant year in the history of the Royal Botanic Gardens,
Melbourne. It marks the 150th anniversary of the foundation of the Gardens,
and the 100th anniversary of the death of Australia's greatest nineteenth
century scientist, Baron Ferdinand von Mueller.

As part of a year-long program of events the Royal Botanic Gardens,
Melbourne will host a Conference celebrating the contribution and influence
of Ferdinand von Mueller in Australian Science, and the future directions
of Australian botanical systematic studies.

The conference will include two parts:

1. THE SCIENTIFIC SAVANT IN NINETEENTH CENTURY AUSTRALIA: A CELEBRATION
OF THE LIFE, TIMES AND LEGACY OF FERDINAND VON MUELLER
22-24 September

Proposed Session Topic: Australia/overseas scientific links; Intercolonial
relations in science; The scientific botanic garden; Scientific explorations
in Australia; Darwinism in Australia; Philosophies of nature; Amateurs and
professionals in Australian science and government Science; Scientific
education.

2. BEYOND THE FLORAS
26-28 September

Proposed Session Topics:

The Future of Taxonomy
        Storage and use of taxonomic data
        Herbaria and living collections in the twenty-first century
        Current state of knowledge in Australian plant groups
Techniques and Developments of Importance to Systematic Botany
        Higher classifications and relationships
        Issues in nomenclature
        Sources of taxonomic data
Applications of Taxonomic Information
        Biogeography
        Ecology
        Conservation
        Industry - e.g. pharmaceuticals, agriculture, horticulture

FURTHER INFORMATION:    Dr Tim Entwisle (Convener)
                        1996 Commemorative Conference Committee
                        Royal Botanic Gardens
                        Birdwood Ave
                        South Yarra Vic. 3141
                        AUSTRALIA

                        Ph: +61-3-655 2300
                        FAX: +61-3-655 2350
                        Email: Entwisle at botany.unimelb.edu.au

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