Conference Program

The Organising Committee is currently developing an exciting and comprehensive program to deliver to the attendees of the Australasian Seed Science Conference 2020.

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The Australian Seed Bank Partnership will hold the Australasian Seed Science Conference in April 2020. The Conference will be held at Kambri, Australian National University, hosted by the Australian National Botanic Gardens. Delegates will have the opportunity to meet and share ideas and attend workshops with leading experts, focusing on the importance of seed science to the future of plant conservation and food security.

The Conference will commence on Sunday, 5 April 2020 with the main science program on Monday 6 and Tuesday 7 April 2020. A workshop and field trip will follow the Conference on Wednesday 8 and Thursday 9 April 2020.

Delegates will have the opportunity to meet and share ideas, focusing on the importance of seed science to the future of plant conservation and food security. Australian and international delegates will be drawn from institutions and non-government organisations with interests covering seed science, agriculture, conservation and restoration and cultural seed banking. International and national experts will be speaking on dormancy and germination; seed storage, conservation, and utilisation; establishment and management; seed ecology and cultural seed banking.

ASSC 2020 will be covering the following themes:

  1. Seed biology and evolutionary ecology – Unlocking the challenges of germination, dormancy and seed ecology in a changing world.
  2. Seed sourcing and end-use – Considering genetic diversity, restoration and translocations as well as sector specific approaches to seed conservation and use.
  3. Seed and gene bank management – The ins and outs of managing ex situ seed banks and gene banks and the methods for maximising seed quality and longevity.
  4. Seeds in culture and society – Sharing stories and learning about cultural seed use, including collaborations between traditional use and ex situ seed banks and gene banks.

 

Please note that day light savings ends on Sunday 5 April 2020. 

Program at a glance

Speakers