Australian flora conference – presentations available on YouTube

By Heather Miles

In September 2022, APS NSW hosted the Australian flora conference for ANPSA, focused on the past, present and future of Australian plants. 

There were many outstanding speakers during the conference and a good number of these presentations were recorded and are  now available on our YouTube channel. 

Here is a rundown of whats available:

Monday, 12 September

Professor David Keith – the past, present and future of Australian native plants


Dr Tim Morrow – The weather forecast for Kiama, September 40,000 years ago



Dr Scott Mooney – Environmental drivers of historic climate change

Clarence Slockee – A day in the life of First Nations people thousands of years ago


Dr Lyndal Thorburn – The Eremophila Study Group – the next 50 years

Lawrie Smith – Garden Design – the past informs the present and the future!

Tuesday, 13 September, afternoon presentations

Jane Fountain – the value of ANPSA Study Groups

Catriona Bate and Phil Trickett – Filling the gaps – the Isopogon and Petrophile study group

Karlo Taliana – Eastern Banksia cultivars (Banksia Study Group)


Thursday, 15 September 2022

Costa Georgiadis – what the future holds of Australian native plants

Panel of 6 students from the Illawarra – our vision for the future – facilitiated by Costa Georgiadis


Professor David Lindenmayer – Fire, forests and biodiversity

Professor Michelle Leishman – Building resilience – from species to landscapes