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Australasian Seed Science Conference 2021

6-10 September - online (abstracts close 28 May)

The 2021 Australasian Seed Science Conference (ASSC), coordinated by the Australian Seed Bank Partnership and hosted by the Australian National Botanic Gardens, will be presented online from the 6–10 September 2021.

The ASSC will allow delegates to meet virtually and share ideas, focusing on the importance of seed science to the future of plant conservation and food security. The conference program is now available, comprising two days of presentation sessions and three days of online workshops, including the Fenner Conference on the Environment 2021.

Delegates drawn from institutions and non-government organisations around the globe will hear from expert keynote speakers about dormancy and germination; seed storage, conservation and utilisation; establishment and management of seed conservation facilities; seed ecology and cultural knowledge and use of native seeds.

Conference 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.

Learn more

Abstract submission and early bird registration are now open, closing 28 May and 16 July respectively. We encourage all interested parties to visit the website at seedscience2021.com.au, or contact assc2021@arinex.com.au with any enquiries.

Date published:

05-May-2021