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FLORA Symposium: Challenges Facing Sustainability of plants in WA Today

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Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery

35 Stirling Highway

University of Western Australia

Crawley, WA 6009

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Current Western Australian-based research in plant science and conservation biology, traditional uses of plants, and environmental issues that challenge our future, will be discussed in a symposium presented by eminent Western Australian speakers.

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John Curtin Distinguished Professor Kingsley Dixon is Director for the ARC Industrial Transformation Training Centre for Mine Site Restoration (CMSR), a collaborative alliance between Curtin University, UWA, Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority and six mining industry partners.

Vivienne ‘Binyarn’ Hansen is a Balladong Wadjuk Yorga woman from the Bibbulmun Nation, or Noongar people, of the south-west of Western Australia. She is co-author, together with John Horsfall, of Noongar Bush Medicine: Medicinal Plants of the South-west of Western Australia (2016) UWA Publishing.

Professor Steve Hopper AC is Professor of Biodiversity at the University of Western Australia’s Albany Centre.

Vicki Long is a Pilbara-based botanist, ecologist and ethno-botanist who has observed and worked with Pilbara flora for over 33 years. She has worked as an ethno-botanist with many Aboriginal groups and corporations in the Pilbara recording their traditional ecological knowledge, especially the use of plants.

Campus Partner: Institute of Advanced Studies

Enquiries: lwag@uwa.edu.au or 08 6488 3707

Image credit: Clara Southern, Chrysanthemums, c 1892, oil on canvas, 75.5 x 44.5 cm, CCWA 589, Cruthers Collection of Women’s Art, The University of Western Australia

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