YouTube – Dr Brett Summerell on Banks and Solander and bushfire recovery

By enewsletter Editor

Banksia cone burn, image Ralph Cartwright

After our recent AGM, Dr Brett Summerell, Director Research and Chief Botanist at the Botanic Gardens and Centennial Parklands, gave a talk by Zoom and discussed the botanical work of Banks and Solander in 1770, the herbarium collection they created and its scientific importance, and the impact of the bushfires on Australia’s unique plant life.

Watch Dr Brett Summerell’s talk in two parts as videos on the APS NSW YouTube channel here. Thanks to Ralph Cartwright for the tech marvels and to Liz Aitken for managing our YouTube channel. We also have several other talks and you can subscribe to the channel to get automatic updates when we upload new content.

Dr Brett Summerell on the Banks and Solander collection, at the AGM on 16 May here.
Dr Brett Summerell on recovery from bushfire, at the AGM on 16 May here.