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BOTANY: Our Heritage, Our Future - 90th Anniversary Celebrations | 10th - 14th September
Celebrate 90 years of successful teaching and research | 1924 - 2014
In conjunction with the Botanical Society of Otago we feature the annual Geoff Baylis lecture on Wednesday 10th September to be given by Dr Peter Johnson, who will speak about "Long Leaves and Fat Roots".
Then on Thursday 11th September, Professor Paula Jameson, School of Biological Sciences at Canterbury University will speak about New Zealand native plant species and flower development.
These great talks are then followed by an exciting day-long symposium on Friday 12th September. Spend all or part of the day with us as we traverse the heritage through to the future of Botany in a series of interviews and talks.
Then on the 13th September, in conjunction with the Dunedin Botanic Garden and the Otago Botanical Society, Dr Allison Knight will introduce the fascinating world of mosses, liverwort and lichen in a hands-on workshop.
Register soon to make sure that you can be part of these celebrations!
For further information and to register, visit http://www.otago.ac.nz/botany/news/90th.html .
What's NEW: Flora Finder - NZ Native Plant identification app
Developed by the University of Otago Botany Department and Otago Innovation in partnership with MEA Mobile, Flora Finder is an electronic field guide to help you identify some of the most common New Zealand native plants from photographs of their leaves.
You take a photograph of a native plant’s leaf using the camera on your smartphone and Flora Finder will:
-Instantly identify the plant for you
-Give you with a description of the plant
-Provide you with beautiful images of parts of the plant
-Pinpoint and map your location (from anywhere in New Zealand) of where you’ve found your plant using our live mapping feature
-Add your photo to your own digital collection when you confirm your match.
Featured Resource : JSTOR Global Plants
JSTOR Global Plants is a community-contributed database that includes plant type specimen collections from over 300 herbaria worldwide. It also includes a number of reference works and primary sources, such as collector's diaries and correspondence, and photographs.
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