Past Events

Public Lecture: Beech forest dynamics in a changing climate

Wednesday 9th of November 2011, 05:30 PM (9 years ago)

Contact: David Lyttle | djl1yttle@gmail.com | (03) 454 54750

A talk by Dr John Ogden in celebration of International Year of Forests 2011. The likely behaviour of beech forests through glacial/interglacial cycles will be discussed and some of the current spatial and temporal patterns will be described in relationship to these past events (with George Perry as co-contributor). At the Zoology Benham Building, 346 Great King Street, behind the Zoology car park by the Captain Cook Hotel. Use the main entrance of the Benham Building to get in and go to the Benham Seminar Room, Rm. 215, 2nd floor. Please be prompt as we have to hold the door open.

Ecosystems in waiting or a bright new future?

Wednesday 9th of November 2011, 12:00 PM (9 years ago)

Contact: Trish Fleming | trish.fleming@botany.otago.ac.nz | (03) 479 7577

A talk by Dr John Ogden in celebration of International Year of Forests 2011. Mixed plant and animal communities are now widely established in New Zealand. Will the forests of yesteryear eventually re-establish, or should we welcome a new species mixture dictated by a new disturbance regime? Work on the dynamics of the scrub communities on Great Barrier Island will be discussed. A Department of Botany Lunchtime Seminar. Note special time and Venue: 12 noon – 12:50 pm, Student Learning Centre Room GW3, Information Services Building (ISB), cnr Cumberland and Albany St.

Hort Talk: Whats Cookin'?tips for cooking local produce

Friday 4th of November 2011, 12:00 PM (9 years ago)

Contact: Dunedin Botanic Garden | botanic@dcc.govt.nz | (03) 477 4000

A talk by Steve Ellwood, at the Botanic Garden Centre.

Field trip to Leith Saddle

Sunday 30th of October 2011, 09:00 AM (9 years ago)

Contact: David Lyttle | djl1yttle@gmail.com | (03) 454 54750

Celebrating International Year of Forests. This trip is open to members of the public and will be led by various members of the Botanical Society. The trip will follow a well formed track from Leith Saddle up through mixed podocarp broadleaf forest that grades into Libocedrus forest that in turn gives way to mixed tussock/ shrubland. This is perhaps the best piece of representative forest close to Dunedin. Depart from the Botany Department car park, corner of Great King Street and Union Street (West).

Orokonui Ecosanctuary workshop on plant photography with digital SLR cameras

Saturday 29th of October 2011, 10:00 AM (9 years ago)

Contact: David Lyttle | djl1yttle@gmail.com | (03) 454 54750

At Orokonui Ecosanctuary, led by BSO photographer David Lyttle. Cost: $29.90 (Donation).

Genetic variation in Alfalfa mosaic virus

Wednesday 19th of October 2011, 12:00 PM (9 years ago)

Contact: Trish Fleming | trish.fleming@botany.otago.ac.nz | (03) 479 7577

A talk by Aiko Lignon. MSc Proposal. School of Physical Education Seminar Room #213–4, University of Otago, 55 Union St, Dunedin

Can we use virus infection to manipulate secondary metabolites in economically important plants?

Wednesday 19th of October 2011, 12:00 PM (9 years ago)

Contact: Trish Fleming | trish.fleming@botany.otago.ac.nz | (03) 479 7577

A talk by Max Corral. Botany MSc Proposal. School of Physical Education Seminar Room #213–4, University of Otago, 55 Union St, Dunedin

Orokonui Landmark Lecture. The meaning of eco: Science or brand?

Wednesday 12th of October 2011, 07:30 PM (9 years ago)

Contact: Orokonui Ecosanctuary | info@orokonui.org.nz | (03) 482 1755

A talk by Prof. Kath Dickinson, Dept of Botany, University of Otago. St David's Lecture Theatre, University of Otago.

Three talks by the winners of the Botany Postgraduate Research Colloquium

Wednesday 12th of October 2011, 05:30 PM (9 years ago)

Contact: Allison Knight | alli_knight@hotmail.com | 027 487 8265

Jaz Morris will discuss how greenhouse conditions affect the physiology of giant kelp? Diego Urrutia Guevara presents a talk about the response of alpine plant and soil composition to induced environmental conditions on the Old Man Range, New Zealand, and Tim Crawford explains profiling low-oxygen electron transport in the cyanobacterium Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803. Abstracts relating to each talk can be found in the communications section of the newsletter. At the Zoology Benham Building, 346 Great King Street, behind the Zoology car park by the Captain Cook Hotel. Use the main entrance of the Benham Building to get in and go to the Benham Seminar Room, Rm. 215, 2nd floor. Please be prompt as we have to hold the door open.

Hort Talk: Green Ways to Eradicate Invasive Weeds

Friday 7th of October 2011, 12:00 PM (9 years ago)

Contact: Dunedin Botanic Garden | botanic@dcc.govt.nz | (03) 477 4000

A talk by T. J. Irvin, at the Botanic Garden Centre.

A plan for Lepidium conservation at Long Beach

Thursday 6th of October 2011, 05:00 PM (9 years ago)

Contact: Graeme Loh | gloh@doc.govt.nz | (03) 474 6935

There is a rare un-named native herb in the cabbage family that lives at the sea cave. The Department of Conservation wishes to do work to improve its numbers and future. You are invited to meet this Lepidium and discuss its future. Meet at the cave at the north-west end of Long Beach.

Orokonui Ecosanctuary. Garden design and plants to attract native birds.

Thursday 6th of October 2011, 02:00 PM (9 years ago)

Contact: Orokonui Ecosanctuary | info@orokonui.org.nz | (03) 482 1755

A talk by Philip Dunn, Ribbonwood Nursery. At Orokonui Ecosanctuary. Cost: $5.00 (Donation).

My place in the world: An update on the electron microscopy facilities at the University of Otago

Wednesday 5th of October 2011, 12:00 PM (9 years ago)

Contact: Trish Fleming | trish.fleming@botany.otago.ac.nz | (03) 479 7577

A talk by Allan Mitchell, Technical Manager, Otago Centre for Microscopy. Union St Lecture Theatre, Cnr Union St West & Great King St.

Differential susceptibility to ocean acidification

Tuesday 4th of October 2011, 04:00 PM (9 years ago)

Contact: Dept Marine Science | marine.science@otago.ac.nz | (03) 479 8306

A talk by Associate Professor Catriona Hurd. Marine Science Seminar Room, Dept of Marine Science, University of Otago, 310 Castle St, Dunedin (corner Frederick and Castle Streets).

Friendly Forest Fungi: mycorrhizae of NZ native forest trees

Wednesday 21st of September 2011, 12:00 PM (9 years ago)

Contact: Trish Fleming | trish.fleming@botany.otago.ac.nz | (03) 479 7577

A talk by Dr David Orlovich in celebration of International Year of Forests 2011. I will discuss the importance of fungus-root symbioses in NZ forests and describe recent research on native mycorrhizal fungi. A Department of Botany Lunchtime Seminar. Note: Special time and Venue: Union St Lecture Theatre, Cnr Union St (West) & Great King St.