The Australian PlantBank staff share their expertise and provide training to support seed conservation, horticultural and scientific research.
Over the past 2 years, Australian PlantBank staff have been working closely with their OEH colleagues from the “Saving our Species” (SoS) program to secure collections from populations of priority species. PlantBank staff conduct one-day workshops on seed conservation to enable SoS staff working locally to make a significant contribution to the ex situ conservation of their species, with the support and guidance of PlantBank staff.
For more details contact PlantBank curator Graeme Errington.
PlantBank curator Graeme Errington presenting at the Australian Seed Bank Partnership's Myrtle Rust workshop.
Participants at the Australian Seed Bank Partnership's Myrtle Rust workshop.
Specialist seed training for OEH Saving our Species staff in the PlantBank classroom.
Seed training for OEH staff in the field at the Australian Botanic Garden, Mount Annan.
Seed collector Gavin Phillips presenting to OEH staff in the PlantBank laboratory.
Seedbank assistant Katherine Willis takes participants through practical seed handling exercises.
Participants use a microscope to examine seeds during specialist training courses.