Past Events

Talk / Seminar on Wednesday 16th of March 2011, 12:00 PM (13 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

Social Event on Friday 4th of March 2011, 12:00 PM (13 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!

Talk / Seminar on Thursday 3rd of March 2011, 05:30 PM (13 years ago)

Contact: David Lyttle | djl1yttle@gmail.com | (03) 454 5470

A public lecture by Professor Sir Alan Mark. The Charles Fleming Lecturer for 2011 is Professor Sir Alan Mark FRSNZ from the Department of Botany, University of Otago, Dunedin. He writes: "I will describe a lifetime involvement with pure and applied ecological studies of the indigenous upland snow tussock grasslands. This has been aimed at understanding the grassland ecology, its sustainable management and ecosystem services, particularly the impacts of burning and grazing, and unpredictably high water yields. This research has been interspersed with indulgences in ecopolitics, ranging from the conservation of indigenous grassland and associated mountain lands, sustainable lake management (Lakes Manapouri, Monowai and Te Anau), conservation organizations, to national park ecological surveys and long-term monitoring. Several appointed roles and a position as Deputy Director of the Temperate Grasslands Conservation Initiative of the IUCN have allowed me to indulge quite widely." In Archway 4 lecture Theatre, access from Union Street East. All public welcome!.

Talk / Seminar on Wednesday 23rd of February 2011, 05:30 PM (13 years ago)

Contact: David Lyttle | djl1yttle@gmail.com | (03) 454 5470

A talk by David Lyttle. David will show slides taken during the Otago and Wellington Botanical Societies' Summer Camp earlier this year. A selection of photos of alpine plants taken on visits to the Eglington Valley, Gertrude Valley, Key Summit, Mt Burns, Boyd Creek, Takahe Valley and the St Bathans Range. 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 on Saturday 22nd of January 2011, 09:00 AM (13 years ago)

Contact: Bill Wilson | rdwilson-dn@xtra.co.nz | (03) 477 2282

A great chance to experience some wonderful alpine vegetation on the outskirts of Dunedin City. Meet at the Botany Department car park at 9 a.m.

Field Trip on Wednesday 29th of December 2010, 12:00 AM (13 years ago)

Contact: Allison Knight

To be held in conjunction with Wellington Botanical Society from 29 December 2010 – 7 Januray 2011. We will be based at the Southland Boys High School hut at Boyd Creek in the Eglington Valley. Botanising possibilities include Lake Marian, Gertrude and Hollyford Valleys, Milford Sound, Key Summit, Eglinton Valley, Hutt Creek, Knobs Flat and Boyd Creek tops. Check the Wellington Bot Soc website for more details: www.wellingtonbotsoc.org.nz or contact Mick Parsons: email, phone (04) 972 1142.

Social Event on Thursday 16th of December 2010, 06:30 PM (13 years ago)

Contact: Bill Wilson | rdwilson-dn@xtra.co.nz | (03) 477 2282

Always a fun and popular event! This year we return to the fabulous Asian Restaurant, 43 Moray Place, Dunedin. Make sure you let Bill Wilson know if you'd like to come.

Social Event on Friday 10th of December 2010, 12:15 PM (13 years ago)

Contact: Mark Hanger | markhanger@naturequest.co.nz | 021 680 524

Another chance to meet the French Botanical Society. Bring a picnic lunch to the azalea garden, just through from the toilets in the upper Botanic Garden.

Field Trip on Tuesday 7th of December 2010, 11:30 AM (13 years ago)

Contact: Mark Hanger | markhanger@naturequest.co.nz | 021 680 524

Members are invited to join the French Botanical Society on their trip up the Old Man Range, guided by Mark Hanger. They aim to be at bottom of the Symes Rd by 11:30 am and are coming from Lake Ohau that morning. David Lyttle will be taking a 4WD vehicle from Dunedin. If you'd like to car-pool contact him at: 454 5470 or djlyttle@ihug.co.nz

Talk / Seminar on Wednesday 17th of November 2010, 05:30 PM (13 years ago)

Contact: Allison Knight

A talk by Prof. Katharine Dickinson, Department of Botany, University of Otago. 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 on Sunday 14th of November 2010, 09:00 AM (13 years ago)

Contact: David Lyttle | djl1yttle@gmail.com | (03) 454 5470

There is a swampy clearing in a pine plantation below and to the north of the summit of Mt Cargill. This area has not been investigated botanically and appears to contain a number of uncommon plants in the Dunedin area. Plants found there include Coprosma decurva, Aciphylla scott-thomsonii, Thelymitra cyanea and Forstera tenella. Meet at Botany Department car park at 9.00 a.m.

Talk / Seminar on Wednesday 20th of October 2010, 05:30 PM (13 years ago)

Contact: Allison Knight

This evening of talks will be presented by the winners of the prizes at the Botany Postgraduate Research Colloquium. The student speakers will talk about their research, which will almost certainly be on a diverse and interesting range of topics. 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.

Talk / Seminar on Wednesday 6th of October 2010, 12:00 PM (13 years ago)

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

A talk by Dr Michael Roleda, Marsden Post Doctoral Fellow, Department of Botany, University of Otago. A Department of Botany Seminar. Note special time and venue: At the Union Street Lecture Theatre (upstairs, corner of Union and Great King Streets).

Field Trip on Saturday 25th of September 2010, 09:00 AM (13 years ago)

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

Note: This trip has been cancelled due to inclement weather. Hopefully it will be able to run early in 2011. 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 22 Sept.

Talk / Seminar on Wednesday 22nd of September 2010, 12:00 PM (13 years ago)

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

A talk by Assoc. Prof. Glenn Hyndes, Centre for Marine Ecosystems Research, Edith Cowan University, Western Australia. A Department of Botany Seminar. Note special time and venue: At the Union Street Lecture Theatre (upstairs, corner of Union and Great King Streets).