Dr Zoe Knapp ‘Survive and Thrive: Fire recovery and climate change resilience for threatened plant species in sub alpine south-eastern Australia’

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Thursday, 8 September 2022 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

This project demonstrates the important role of botanic gardens in conservation, through our combined expertise in seed biology research, horticulture, taxonomy and ecology.




Dr Zoe Knapp is the Conservation Manager at the ANBG, overseeing nursery horticulture and data management to support the living plant collections and collaborative conservation projects. The team applies specialised horticultural skills to investigate the intricate propagation and growing requirements of native plants. We work very closely with other scientists and conservation agencies to understand aspects of plant biology, including population genetic structure and requirements for reintroduction to the wild. Zoe has a background in plant ecology and has worked in plant science, academia, environmental consulting and public policy. She has spent the last 10 years in the Australian Public Service, supporting effective partnerships, science, natural resource management and strategic policy.

Lunchtime talks are held at 12.30 pm every Thursday from February to November.  Talks last for 1 hour.  We welcome a gold coins donation. The Friends use donations received at each talk to support Gardens’ programs and development and thank all those who have donated.  Please note: unless otherwise indicated, talks are in the ANBG Theatrette.

Bookings are a good idea in order to reserve a seat at the talks you wish to attend; some talks book out very quickly.  Bookings can be made from the Friday before the talk until Wednesday night before the talk or until seating limits are reached. 

Booking Link https://www.trybooking.com/CAWCW

The Friends of the ANBG thank the speakers who volunteer their time and talents to further the knowledge of all attending events in the Gardens. Some summaries or PowerPoint presentations of Thursday talks are available to Friends at the ANBG library. A donation to the Friends for the use of this material will be gratefully accepted. Please direct queries about the talks to the Thursday Talks Team: email talks@friendsanbg.org.au

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