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Dr John Evans ‘The Physiology of Leaf Photosynthesis’ Thursday, 23 May 2019 - 12:30pm

John, a chief investigator in the ARC Centre of Excellence for Transitional Photosynthesis, will describe how it has been possible to link photosynthetic properties to underlying biochemical and structural elements resulting in the application of increasing photosynthesis by crop plants to assist in raising yield potential.

World Bee Day Sunday, 19 May 2019 - 9:00am to 6:30pm

To help celebrate World Bee Day 2019, the embassies of Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Norway, Slovenia, Sweden, (and Switzerland) are hosting a full day of events in Canberra on Sunday 19 May.

Dr Rolf Oberpieiler ‘Unique Weevil Fauna Preserved in Burmese Amber (100 Million Years Old)’ Thursday, 16 May 2019 - 12:30pm

Rolf, a weevil taxonomist at the Australian National Insect Collection, CSIRO, will speak about this fascinating phenomenon, which dates back to early Upper Cretaceous deposits.   Like the plants, the weevil fauna in Burmese amber also exhibits distinct affinities to modern-day Gondwana taxa that are relictual in Australia.

Dr Sonia Pertsinidis ‘Classifying People and Plants: The Extraordinary Works of Theophrastus’ Thursday, 9 May 2019 - 12:30pm

Sonia, a lecturer at the ANU will introduce Theophrastus, the successor to Aristotle and a pioneering botanist in the fourth century BC.  She will discuss some fascinating similarities between Theophrastus’ classification of plants in his botanic works and his classification of human types in the Characters.

Tree Week Walk - National Arboretum Trees at the ANBG Thursday, 9 May 2019 - 10:00am to 11:30am

Free guided walk with two guides - one from the Australian National Botanic Gardens and one from the National Arboretum Canberra. The Australian National Botanic Gardens was opened 50 years ago and contains most of the 16 native species growing at the National Arboretum. This walk gives visitors the opportunity to see mature Arboretum specimens growing among the vegetation in which they would normally be found. Meet at the Botanic Gardens Visitors Centre at 9.50am. Bookings essential to

Black Mountain Weeding Work Party Saturday, 4 May 2019 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

We shall focus on removing non-local Acacia baileyana, A. decurrens and other woody weeds near Black Mountain Drive and Botanic Gardens Trail.

Meet: Corner of Clunies Ross Street and Black Mountain Drive. Look for balloons or banners

Bring:  Enthusiasm, your family and friends, water. Everyone is welcome.

Wear:  hat, sunscreen, long-sleeved shirt, long pants, gloves, stout shoes.

Join the celebrations for Canberra Tree Week 2019 Saturday, 4 May 2019 - 8:00am to Sunday, 12 May 2019 - 5:00pm

Our city is full of beautiful, unique and exceptional trees and forests that provide many benefits to the community, and it is time we recognise them for it.

Canberra Tree Week begins on Saturday 4 May 2019 and will come to a close on Sunday 12 May 2019.

Please download the calendar of events for Canberra Tree Week 2019 as well as the program for the 2019 Canberra Tree Week Symposium.
David Cox Memorial Lecture Friday, 3 May 2019 - 12:00pm

The Photographic group and Friends of the ANBG will honour the memory of David Cox, a Photographic Group member and Friends supporter who passed away last year, with a special lunchtime talk.

Associate Professor Andy Leigh ‘How do Plants ‘do’ Heat Stress? Further Lessons from the Australian Desert Thursday, 2 May 2019 - 12:30pm

Andy, from the University of Technology Sydney, will explore what factors determine whether high temperatures become stressful to plants.  Does water stress make a difference; is thermal tolerance static or fluctuates; and over what time scale?

Dr Michael McKernan 'Selected Gallipoli Cemeteries’ Thursday, 25 April 2019 - 12:30pm

Michael, a social and military historian, will speak on some of the better-known cemeteries, their locations, the unique nature of each, and the stories of the men who lie buried in them.