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ASBS Newsletter

Number 179, June 2019

Contents

  • From the President
  •      A new President1
  •           Notice. Annual General Meeting1
  •           Notice. 20192020 Council nominations2
  •      The Wellington ASBS conference2
  •      ASBS funding2
  •      Genomes for Australian Plants (GAP)3
  •      Some housekeeping.3
  •      Postscript3
  • Taxonomy Australia report3
  • Articles
  •      Databasing of the global collections at the National Herbarium of Victoria7
  •      The strange case of the stolen butterflies11
  •      Iles Stériles or iles stériles: a location of varying precision in 19th Century collections13
  • Genomics for Australian Plants (GAP)
  •      Genomics for Australian Plants (GAP) project update14
  • ABRS report17
  • Coming conferences
  •      Taxonomy for Conservation Ruia mai i Rangiātea: ASBS-NZPCN 2019 Conference, Wellington update18
  •      Other coming conferences
  •           SASB conference 201920
  •           2nd Australian Native Bee Conference20
  •           BGANZ 2019 Congress20
  •           Australian Garden History Society 40th Annual National Conference 201920
  • News
  •      Queen's birthday honours list 201921
  •      Retirement and recognition21
  •      Funding for new NSW Herbarium included in budget21
  •      Digitisation at the Allan Herbarium (CHR)22
  •      The Great Weeds Hunt Aotearoa22
  •      Foulden Maar fossil site under threat from mining22
  •      An official declaration of climate emergency.22
  •      Human responsibility for imminent extinction of one million species22
  •      Global analysis of extinct plants.23
  •      Red Hot Plant List23
  •      Putting a monetary value on collections.24
  •      A monetary value on names for new species.24
  •      Nation-wide assessment and photo competition for Eucalyptus s.lat.24
  •      Eucalypts genetics conference 201924
  •      Bavarians for biodiversity24
  •      Biocontrol moths to halt spread of horehound in New Zealand.25
  •      New Lucid releases.25
  •      Archives in Britain now available through Trove25
  • Points of view
  •      Native vs naturalised26
  •      Slave trade26
  •      Changing language with respect to climate change26
  •      Graduation speeches27
  • Items of interest
  •      Spend two hours a week in nature to feel well27
  •      Call for relook at safety of plant biocontrol with arthropods27
  •      Nutritional enhancement by genetic modification a review27
  •      Flora of Myanmar28
  •      The complexities of Salvia.28
  •      The desert raisin – hidden depths28
  •      Duodichogamous flowers28
  •      Water discovery in ancient underground valley in northern South Australia.28
  •      Using goats in the battle against wildfires in California29
  •      Olive killer disease in Europe.29
  •      The world's largest mangrove ecosystem is becoming homogeneous29
  •      Native plant species may be at greater risk from climate change than non-natives29
  •      The role of living collections in taxonomic research29
  •      What is a pleurogram?29
  •      An analysis of emoji – we need more plant examples30
  •      Mycorrhizal fungi influence global plant biogeography30
  •      Fungi accumulating gold30
  •      Fossil fungus means origin of fungi earlier than thought30
  •      Dead Sea fossils hint at earlier start for some ancient plants30
  •      She sells sea shells by the sea shore30
  •      The old university model is becoming obsolete31
  •      Rethinking impact factors: better ways to judge a journal31
  •      Fake paper accepted by four journals31
  •      Preprints – for and against and the status of names published in them31
  •      Women pioneers in freshwater ecology32
  •      JSTOR Text Analyzer32
  •      Dogs with increasing roles in conservation32
  •      Running an inclusive scientific conference32
  •      The State of the World's Biodiversity for Food and Agriculture33
  •      Rediscovered plant illustrations by artist/botanist from 1800s Cuba33
  • Websites of interest
  •      Threatened Species Recovery Hub33
  •      Helping identify cultivated plants33
  •      Behind the paper backgrounds Nature Research34
  •      The Society of Herbarium Curators34
  •      Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania34
  • Deaths
  •      Arthur Weston (1932–2019)35
  •      Harold Trevor Clifford (1927–2019)36
  •      George Argent (1941–2019)36
  •      Margaret Stones37
  •      H.B.S. Womersley (1922–2011)37
  • Events
  •      Flora of the Liverworts and Hornworts of New Zealand volumes 2 and 3 launched in Lincoln37
  •           Part of Pat Brownsey's speech37
  •           From Ilse Breitwieser's speech40
  • Book reviews
  •      Another book on orchids41
  •      Tree titbits and treats from Hong Kong and southern China42
  • New books
  •      Printed publications44
  •      Downloadables49
  • Chapter conveners51
  • Contacting major Australasian herbaria and systematics institutions51
  • About the Society and becoming a member52
  • ASBS publications52
  • About the Newsletter: contributions, advertisements and the Editors53

 

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