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The Inaugural John Glover Symposium: The Southwest Biodiversity Hotspot

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The Inaugural John Glover Symposium: Southwest Biodiversity Hotspot

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The Inaugural John Glover Symposium, organised by RSWA, together with WA Naturalists’ Club and Kwongan Foundation, on the Southwest Biodiversity Hotspot. The two day symposium will deal with geology, soils, botany, zoology and archaeology. This will be followed a field trip on Sunday.

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RSWA members: Free

Members of WA Naturalists' Club: Free (limit 15 tickets)

Non-RSWA members: $100

Thought of becoming an RSWA member? Membership application via Royal Society of Western Australia

Agenda: Friday

8.35 Opening and Welcome

8.45 SIMON WILDE, Curtin University: Inaugural John Glover Lecture - The break- up of Gondwana: formation and erosion of the Darling Scarp

9.30 IAN FOSTER, DPIRD: Climate: past, presence and future

10.00 PATRICK HAYES, UWA: The Swan and Scott Coastal Plains: a series of chronosequences making a climosequence

10.30 Morning coffee

11.00 Three PhD student talks, selected from submitted abstracts with a focus on the Southwest Biodiversity Hotspot

11.30 BJÖRN BOHMAN, Swedish University of Agricultural Science and UWA: Unravelling cryptic biodiversity - when it takes chemistry to work

12.00 NIK CALLOW, UWA: Hydrology: past and present

12.30 Lunch & Poster session, open for all students undertaking projects concerning any aspect of science relevant to Western Australia

13.30 FRANCIS NGE, University of Adelaide: Plant diversity; where did the species originate?

14.00 CARLY MONKS, University of Western Australia: Holocene behaviour in relation to changing coastal environments.

14.30 JOANNA YOUNG, The Leeuwin Group: Effects of prescribed burning on plants and landscapes

15.00 Afternoon tea & Poster session, open for all students undertaking projects concerning any aspect of science relevant to Western Australia

15.30 ANNA HOPKINS, ECU: Soil fungal responses to disturbance in south-western Australia

16.00 FELIPE ALBORNOZ, CSIRO: Soil microorganisms

16.30 KATINKA RUTHROF, DBCA: Cross-scale investigation of changing forest cover in the Northern Jarrah forest

Agenda: Saturday

8.45 HANS LAMBERS, UWA: Presidential Address - Plant nutrition: greatest diversity on the poorest soils, but with distinct exceptions

9.30 PAUL DRAKE, UWA: Plant water relations; effects of climate change

10.00 DANIELA SCACCABAROZZI, Curtin University: Pollination

10.30 Morning coffee & Poster session, open for all students undertaking projects concerning any aspect of science relevant to Western Australia

11.00 Three PhD student talks, selected from submitted abstracts with a focus on the Southwest Biodiversity Hotspot

11.30 MATTHIAS LEOPOLD, UWA: A mosaic of soils: their origin

12.00 NICKY MITCHELL, UWA: Animal diversity

12.30 Lunch & Poster session, open for all students undertaking projects concerning any aspect of science relevant to Western Australia

13.30 DON BRADSHAW, UWA: Effects of prescribed burning on animal diversity

14.00 ALISON LULLFITZ and SHANDELL CUMMINGS, UWA-Albany and: ‘Archaeology’

14.30 TREENA BURGESS, Murdoch University: Phytophthora cinnamomi (dieback) and its impact on the biodiversity hotspot

15.00 Afternoon tea & Poster session, open for all students undertaking projects concerning any aspect of science relevant to Western Australia

15.30 DAVID COATES, DBCA: Threats to biodiversity in the southwest

16.00 GAVIN FLEMATTI, UWA: Biodiscovery: Unlocking WA’s potential

16.30 STEVE HOPPER, UWA-Albany: Comparison with other old landscapes: South Africa and Brazil

17.00 Closing Remarks

Field trip: Sunday

In addition to the The Inaugural John Glover Symposium, a field trip to Lesueur National Park and/or the Jurien Bay chronosequence is planned for Sunday 5 September.

Interested persons must register as the field trip will be dependent on sufficient interest. Registration must be before 15 August.

There will be no charge but Park fees apply for the trip to Lesueur National Park.

Transport will have to be arranged individually. To travel along the Jurien Bay chronosequence, a 4WD vehicle is essential. For a visit to Lesueur National Park, an ordinary car is sufficient.

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Nedlands, WA 6009

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Organiser The Royal Society of Western Australia

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The Royal Society of Western Australia has been promoting science in Western Australia since 1914. The Journal of The Royal Society of Western Australia over this time has published some of the fundamental research papers on the natural sciences in the state.

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