Dr Zoe Knapp ‘Safe Custody for Native Guava’

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Thursday, 26 October 2023 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Bagging the flowers (Zoe Knapp)
Bagging the flowers (Zoe Knapp)

Zoe, of ANBG, will outline a national collaborative project to deliver conservation actions for Native Guava (Rhodomyrtus psidioides), which is highly susceptible to Myrtle Rust. The Australian Network for Plant Conservation led this collaborative project between botanic gardens and government agencies including the ANBG.

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Zoe Knapp is the Conservation Manager at the Australian National Botanic Gardens, overseeing nursery horticulture and data management to support our living plant collections and collaborative conservation and research projects. Her background is in plant ecology, academia, environmental consulting and public policy. She has worked for the Australian Government for over 10 years, supporting effective partnerships, science, natural resource management and strategic policy.

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The talks are in line with COVID-19 guidelines which can change rapidly.