The native seed industry in Europe is in its infancy and will only advance if there is a better flow of ideas, data and information between academia and small- to medium-size enterprises. Over the last three years the NASSTEC project has tried to close this gap by supporting 12 young scientists to conduct cutting edge research on the plant and seed biology of native European species of importance for grassland restoration. This international conference is an opportunity to share the findings of NASSTEC with a wide audience of scientists, policy experts and representatives from industry.
Native plants can be quite mysterious and have many interesting strategies to ensure their reproductive success in the wild—some of which can make them challenging to propagate in an artificial situation. This fall, learn about how Oxbow is unlocking some of our native plants' most compelling secrets and join us for our NEW hands-on Native Plant Workshop!
Native plants are the foundation of all ecosystems and botanic gardens are uniquely positioned to promote their use in the landscape, while protecting them in the wild and in living collections. Creative partnerships between botanic garden staff, industry professionals, and government agencies are crucial in securing the future of native plants and habitats.
Four days of oral presentations, themed sessions of invited talks by domestic and international professionals from the public sector and industry to discuss the latest developments in seed science
• Invited speakers and contributed oral and poster sessions
• Evening Opening Reception
• Evening Gala Banquet
• Arranged tours to agricultural companies and seed production facilities in the Salinas Valley region
This workshop looks at the practical methods and thinking behind the creation of flower-rich dry grasslands (including chalk grassland) as practised at Abbey Farm, in west Norfolk.
The Society for Ecological Restoration (SER) will host its seventh biennial World Conference in Foz do Iguassu, Paraná, Brazil from 27 August to 1 September 2017 in partnership with the Brazilian Society for Ecological Restoration (SOBRE) and the Ibero-American & Caribbean Society for Ecological Restoration (SIACRE). The conference is expected to draw more than 1,500 delegates from the around the world embodying the great professional and cultural diversity of the three hosting organizations and representing all stakeholders in the restoration enterprise—from researchers, practitioners and policymakers to artists, educators, students and community leaders. Delegates will come from all sectors—government agencies, intergovernmental organizations, NGOs, and the private sector—with a wide range of professional expertise in the natural and social sciences, landscape architecture, environmental engineering, urban and regional planning, and public policy, among others.
This day will review the science and practice of collecting, preservation and use of high quality seed samples for subsequent multiplication ex-situ. Using semi-natural habitats at Wakehurst Place, seed will be collected and quality-assessed by participants in the Millennium Seed Bank laboratories.
The program will reflect CPNPP Strategic Goals and Objectives, partner activities and national policies including:
- Native Plant Materials Research and Development
- Seed Transfer Zones
- Industry Issues and Perspectives
- Plant Material Use in Restoration/Reclamation
- Wildland Collection
Partner Accomplishments and Plans
There will be a part-day field trip on March 1st or 2nd to local USGS-TNC, NPS and BLM research and project sites, weather permitting.
Breakout meetings on focal topics may be scheduled appropriate to attendee needs and interests.
The National Native Seed Conference connects Research, Industry, Land Management, and Restoration professionals, providing the premier opportunity to develop relationships and share information about the collection, research and development, production, and use of native plant materials
The name of the conference is Ecology & Restoration, Australasia (ERA 2016) and the theme is “Restoring resilience across all environments”. Our conference headline signifies our aspirational goal to restore resilience to all environments (land and sea, urban and rural), upscaling our efforts from local to regional and national scales.
This conference promises to be an unforgettable event that will bring together over 500 delegates who represent all levels of government, universities, students, researchers, contractors, suppliers, volunteers and consultants. A unique feature of ERA 2016 is a day of presentations targeted at restoration practitioners and community volunteers. We are focused on linking practice with research and will therefore be offering a discounted one-day registration and an accessible Sunday start (November 20th).
The focus of Seed Ecology V will be “Seeds in the Web of Life”. Special attention will be given to the role of seeds in generating and maintaining biodiversity. The meeting will comprise keynotes, talks, and poster sessions. The abstracts will be assigned to one of the following six areas: (1) evolutionary seed ecology, (2) frugivory and seed dispersal, (3) seed bank, (4) seed germination and dormancy, (5) seed ecology applied to agriculture, and (6) seed ecology applied to biodiversity conservation and restoration.
This is a two day special session on Seed Biology at The Society for Experimental Biology’s annual meeting. This session will bring together leading researchers in the
field of seed biology.
Scientific sessions will be linked with the practical application of this research into an industrially relevant context. Industry partners will also participate in this session exploring the full spectrum of seed research, from laboratory to field.
The Congress is a unique opportunity for seed science specialists and industry representatives to meet and exchange work-related information and experiences. The event also provides an opportunity to present scientific discoveries and technical innovations as well as their practical applications. Moreover, companies active in the field of seed science have the chance to promote their work in the exhibition area.
Proper sourcing of seed for ecological restoration has never been straightforward, and it is becoming even more challenging and complex as the climate changes. In this symposium, we will discuss how plants are responding to changing climates and how this may influence seed sourcing decisions. We will work with the seed industry to understand their challenges in providing seed for restoration. We will work to develop guidelines that are scientifically reasonable and implementable. And we will focus on how to develop adequate supplies of reliable species and increase seed storage capacity.
Organised by the International Society for Seed Science (ISSS), the “5th Workshop on the Molecular Aspects of Seed Dormancy and Germination” will be held at Simon Fraser University (Harbour Centre) in Vancouver, Canada
Research and education in the scientific understanding of seed biology will be promoted by a host of International speakers that will highlight both applied and fundamental seed research on model and non-model species within the realm of the regulation of seed dormancy and germination, and biological processes that control the viability and vigor of the next generation. Education and outreach – for youth and the public – comprise the final session.