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Plant Science Group Technical Talk Monday, 2 December 2013 - 10:30am

The last of the Plant Science Group technical talks for 2013 will be held in the Banks building at 10:30 on Monday 2nd December. Emma Clifton will talk about Native Plant Cultivar Names - Plant Breeders Rights, Australian Cultivar Registration Authority, Trade Names and everything in between.

Karl van Dyke: 'Gardens of Ancient Rome' Thursday, 28 November 2013 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Karl will look at Roman Gardens to see how they changed over time as the Romans slowly conquered the Italian peninsula, established the Republic and then expanded their horticultural ventures to reflect the Roman Empire.
 

Michael Brice: 'Keeping "tree" in the urban streetscape' Thursday, 21 November 2013 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Michael Brice will consider some of the challenges of managing Canberra's urban forest for and discuss what the future holds for it.

Carlos Segara Bustos: 'Evolution of Plant Defences' Thursday, 14 November 2013 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

The Australian tea tree (Melaleuca alternifolia) produces several types of essential oils. Carlos will describe current studies into how the chemical diversity in the tea tree is influencing the ecological interactions and discuss why it is important to preserve natural variation in this species.

Growing Friends Plant Sale Saturday, 9 November 2013 - 8:30am to 11:00am

Australian Native Plant Sale

The sale of plants propagated and sold by The Growing Friends of the Australian National Botanic Gardens from material sourced from the Gardens. All proceeds go to support the Botanic Gardens. Find out more about some of the plants that will be available for sale. A full plant list is available.

Where: Small car park behind the Crosbie Morrison Centre, Australian National Botanic Gardens

Cost: $3 and $5 each

Dr Tariq Ezaz: ‘Boys or Girls? Temperature decides’ Thursday, 7 November 2013 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Reptiles, such as lizards, snakes and turtles, display enormous diversity when it comes to determining the sex of their offspring. In some reptiles, genes on a special chromosome determine whether a baby will be a boy or a girl. In others, the nest temperature determines the sex of developing embryos.  In a few others, genes and nest ‘temperature’ work together to decide the sex of developing embryos. Dr Ezaz and his team try to understand the underlying molecular mechanisms (e.g. chromosomes, genes, DNA) involved in reptile sex determination. They use Australian lizard species as models, such as central bearded dragon and eastern water dragon.

Plant Science Group Meeting Monday, 4 November 2013 - 10:30am

There will be a meeting of the Plant Science Group in the Crosbie Morrison building. Thomas Wallenius will be talking about the ecology and pollination biology of the cycad Macrozamia communis

Bush Capital Celebration Sunday, 3 November 2013 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

During the first weekend of November, the ANBG will stage the Bush Capital CelebrationBook here to access special discounts that are available to Friends of the ANBG and Friends Around the Lake for the Gum Tree Hop on Saturday evening

Bush Capital Celebration Saturday, 2 November 2013 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

During the first weekend of November, the ANBG will stage the Bush Capital CelebrationBook here to access special discounts that are available to Friends of the ANBG and Friends Around the Lake for the Gum Tree Hop on Saturday evening.

Helen Wilson: 'Scaring the Rabbits Away - Canberra gardens around 1938' Thursday, 31 October 2013 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

In the 1930s, Canberra residents, arriving mainly from Melbourne, tried to recreate the environments left behind in their new temporary camps and settlements and quarter acre and larger blocks north and south of the Molonglo Rover. Helen will tell stories of individual families’ experiences and describe how the growing community helped each other as its members confronted the effects of the climate and clay soils.

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