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ASBS Newsletter

Number 180, September 2019

Contents

  • From the President
  •      Wellington conference. . . . .1
  •      ASBS Funding. . . . .1
  •      Nancy T. Burbidge Medallist. . . . .2
  •      Other news. . . . .2
  •      Postscript. . . . .2
  •           Notice. Annual General Meeting. . . . .2
  • Taxonomy Australia report. . . . .3
  • Eichler Research Fund report
  •      Molecular systematics of the Australasian genus Corunastylis Fitzg. (Prasophyllinae, Orchidaceae) using
  •      next-generation sequencing. . . . .3
  • Articles
  •      Nothing changes early taxonomic difficulties and suggestions for a concerted approach to
  •      the documentation of Australian flora, fauna and geology. . . . .6
  • Announcement
  •      New Flora of Tasmania Online website. . . . .11
  • ABRS report. . . . .12
  • News
  •      Dual birthdays for Northern Territory Herbarium. . . . .12
  •      NT Flora online. . . . .13
  •      Stephen van Leeuwen leaving WA's Environment department. . . . .13
  •      Katherine Nargar's new role in Orchid world. . . . .13
  •      Funding opportunity. . . . .13
  •      New Zealand's CHR has the world's largest collection of subantarctic plants. . . . .14
  •      When there's one tree left, there's still time... . . . . .14
  •      Making the PNG News. . . . .14
  •      Forestry herbarium transferred to University of Melbourne Herbarium. . . . .14
  •      UN Climate Change Report. . . . .15
  •      A second revised version of the International Code for Phytolith Nomenclature. . . . .15
  •      Journal devotes whole issue to "plant blindness". . . . .15
  • Coming conferences
  •      2019 ASBS-NZPCN Conference September update. . . . .16
  •           Notice. Conference goers (and others) going to New Zealand? Read this before you go. . . . .16
  • Deaths
  •      Paul Gioia (19592019). . . . .18
  •      David G. Frodin (19402019). . . . .19
  •      Jan-Frits (JeF) Veldkamp (19412017). . . . .19
  •      Les Pedley (19302018). . . . .19
  • Points of view
  •      Herbaria and their future. . . . .19
  •           Using diatoms from herbarium specimens to indicate water quality. . . . .19
  •           Herbaria and ethnobotany. . . . .19
  •           Digitization of herbaria enables novel research. . . . .20
  •           Changing uses of herbarium data with time. . . . .20
  •           Integrative and translational uses of herbarium collections across time, space and species. . . . .20
  •           Next generation collections. . . . .21
  • Conference report
  •      US Botany 2019 Conference at Starr Pass, Tucson, Arizona. . . . .21
  • Book reviews
  •      Be edified: reach for WA's book on plant names. . . . .22
  •      A curate's egg. . . . .24
  • New books. . . . .25
  •      For the younger reader. . . . .29
  •      Downloadables. . . . .30
  • Chapter conveners. . . . .31
  • Contacting major Australasian herbaria and systematics institutions. . . . .31
  • About the Society and becoming a member. . . . .32
  • ASBS publications. . . . .32
  • About the Newsletter: contributions, advertisements and the Editors. . . . .33

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