Engagement

Conferences, Papers and Publications

Conferences/Seminars

  • Cole C,(October, 2018) Adapting a World-Renowned Botanic Garden to Climate Change: Landscape Succession Strategy, Melbourne Gardens 2016 – 2036, presented at the APGA Collect. Cultivate. Curate. Excellence in Plant Collections Management Symposium, Vancouver, Canada.
  • Symes PE, (2019, July) Landscape Succession Strategy 2016-2036, Creating a future botanic landscape?, presented at the Sustainability Victoria professional development workshop, Melbourne, Australia. 
  • Hart C and Symes PE, (2019, August) Landscape Succession under Climate Change, an international prelude to the Climate Change Alliance of Botanic Gardens, presented at the BGANZ Victoria ‘Climate, Conservation, Collections and Community’ Symposium, Melbourne, Australia. 
  • Hart C and Symes PE, (2019, October) Landscape Succession under Climate Change, an international prelude to the Climate Change Alliance of Botanic Gardens, presented at the 8th Botanic Gardens Australia and New Zealand Congress, Wellington, New Zealand (poster, presentation and workshop). 
  • Roud K (2019, November) Some don’t like it hot, safeguarding the New Zealand Collection at Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, presented at the ASBS & NZPCN Joint Conference, Wellington, New Zealand. 

Papers

 

Student Projects

  • University of Melbourne Master of Urban Horticulture Project: Glenn P (2015) Development of conjoint plant evaluation and selection for NZ collection.
  • Monash University PhD project: Lam CKC (2016) Landscape variability of Melbourne’s botanic gardens and visitor thermal comfort.
  • University of Melbourne Master of Urban Horticulture internship: Lumsden E (2017) Exploring plant selection methodology for a botanic garden under climate change (undertook a temperature gradient analysis across 20 Australian botanic gardens.)
Wollemia nobilis Wollemi Pine – critically endangered but growing well in cultivation at Melbourne Gardens and suited to a future temperature climate. It was first discovered growing in a remote gorge in Wollemi National Park, NSW, Australia in 1994.  

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