Past Events

Antioxidative strategies of intertidal macroalgae to radiation stress

Wednesday 25th of May 2011, 12:00 PM (9 years ago)

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

A talk by Dr Ralf Rautenberger, DGF Postdoctoral Fellow, Dept of Botany, University of Otago. A Department of Botany Lunchtime Seminar. Note: Special time and Venue: Union St Lecture Theatre, Cnr Union St West & Great King St

Botany of the North Hector Range

Wednesday 18th of May 2011, 05:20 PM (9 years ago)

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

A talk by John Barkla. After the summer camp a joint Wellington and Otago Botanical Society group traversed the northern Hector Mountains from The Remarkables Skifield to Lake Hope. John will give an illustrated talk on that trip and the diverse botany of the Hector Mountains. 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.

Title to be advised

Wednesday 11th of May 2011, 12:30 PM (9 years ago)

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

An MSc proposal talk by Emma Wallace, Dept of Botany, University of Otago. A Department of Botany Lunchtime Seminar. Note: Special time and Venue: Union St Lecture Theatre, Cnr Union St West & Great King St

An investigation into the symbiosis of Pseudocyphellaria crocata

Wednesday 11th of May 2011, 12:00 PM (9 years ago)

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

A final MSc talk by Jess Yardley, Dept of Botany, University of Otago. A Department of Botany Lunchtime Seminar. Note: Special time and Venue: Union St Lecture Theatre, Cnr Union St West & Great King St

Field trip to Waipori Gorge

Sunday 8th of May 2011, 09:00 AM (9 years ago)

Contact: David Orlovich | david.orlovich@otago.ac.nz

Due to the heavy rain we had over the last few days, which is continuing, we have unfortunately canceled this trip. Fungal foray to Waipori Gorge. Waipori has proven to be a real treasure trove of interesting fungi, so we'll be finding out what's there on Sunday. Bring your lunch, drink, a camera, warm clothes, wet weather gear and suitable tramping shoes. Meet at the Botany Dept car park at 9:00 a.m., we'll aim to return by 4 p.m.

Annual General Meeting and Photographic Competition

Wednesday 27th of April 2011, 05:20 PM (9 years ago)

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

Judging of the 5th BSO photographic competition and a brief AGM. Entries will be on display, photographic tips given and prizes presented. 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.

Field trip to Akatore

Saturday 16th of April 2011, 09:00 AM (9 years ago)

Contact: Robyn Bridges | robyn.j.bridges@gmail.com | (03) 472 7330 / 021 235 8997

Akatore is a remnant of diverse coastal shrubland at the mouth of Akatore Creek 45 minutes south of Dunedin. Some special features of this site include the diversity of shrub species and threatened species such as Coprosma obconica, Olearia fragrantissima, Melicytus flexuosus and Carex littorosa with the possibility of our discovering other threatened species. We may also visit the adjacent coast where the threatened cress Lepidium tenuicaule is present as well as Myosotis pygmaea. Depart from the Dept of Botany Carpark, cnr Great King Street and Union Street (West).

Plant strategies along small-scale snowmelt gradients in New Zealand

Wednesday 13th of April 2011, 12:30 PM (9 years ago)

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

A final MSc talk by Annika Korsten, Dept of Botany, University of Otago. A Department of Botany Lunchtime Seminar. Note: Special time and Venue: Union St Lecture Theatre, Cnr Union St West & Great King St

Oxidative damage & antioxidant defences of Ulva pertusa & a mollusk following contamination

Wednesday 13th of April 2011, 12:00 PM (9 years ago)

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

Full title: Oxidative damage and antioxidant defences of the macroalgae Ulva pertusa and an associated grazing mollusk in response to fluoranthene contamination. A final MSc talk by Nikita Engels, Dept of Botany, University of Otago. A Department of Botany Lunchtime Seminar. Note: Special time and Venue: Union St Lecture Theatre, Cnr Union St West & Great King St

What is the role of facilitation in structuring alpine communities?

Wednesday 30th of March 2011, 12:30 PM (10 years ago)

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

A PhD proposal by Britt Cranston, Dept of Botany, University of Otago. A Department of Botany Lunchtime Seminar. Note: Special time and Venue: Union St Lecture Theatre, Cnr Union St West & Great King St

Toxins, climate change and marine invertebrates

Wednesday 30th of March 2011, 12:00 PM (10 years ago)

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

A PhD proposal by Kathryn Lister, Dept of Botany, University of Otago. A Department of Botany Lunchtime Seminar. Note: Special time and Venue: Union St Lecture Theatre, Cnr Union St West & Great King St

Weekend field trip to Thisbe Stream, Catlins

Saturday 19th of March 2011, 09:00 AM (10 years ago)

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

We will stay at Thisbe Stream where there is a six bed hut and good sites for camping. We will see beech forest with Peraxilla mistletoe, and frost hollow vegetation with the shrubs Melicytus flexuosus and Coprosma elatirioides. If we are fortunate we may see mohua—not botanical but really cool little birds. Contact Leader Graeme Loh by Wednesday 16 March.

Galapagos Islands

Wednesday 16th of March 2011, 05:20 PM (10 years ago)

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

A talk by Graeme Loh on his recent visit to the Galapagos Islands. 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.

Hybrid fitness and ecological speciation in flowering plants

Wednesday 16th of March 2011, 12:00 PM (10 years ago)

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

A talk by Professor Diane Campbell, University of California, Irvine and the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory, USA. A Department of Botany Lunchtime Seminar. Note: Special time and Venue: Union St Lecture Theatre, Cnr Union St West & Great King St

Free BSO BBQ!

Friday 4th of March 2011, 12:00 PM (10 years ago)

Contact: David Orlovich | david.orlovich@otago.ac.nz

BBQ to welcome new botany/ecology students and new BSO members. At the front lawn, Botany House Annex, Great King Street (across the road from the main Botany building). Sausage sandwiches and drinks provided free by the Botanical Society of Otago. All BSO members welcome!