22th March 2017
The two people awarded the AFF Young Scientist Prizes at the AGM of the Ecological Society of Australia, plus a summary of their presentations
18th March 2017
Sixteen preliminary applications for grants from the Australian Flora Foundation for projects to begin in 2018 have been received. Those best meeting the objectives of the Foundation will be short listed at a Council meeting in April, and the principal researchers asked to submit full applications.
18th February 2017
The final report from Guomin Huang, Paul Rymer and David Tissue
Climate change impacts on genetically differentiated Telopea speciosissima (NSW Waratah) coastal and upland populations, is now available. For details.
15th February 2017
Newsletter 24, released to members of the Australian Flora Foundation in July 2016, is now available on the website.
9 February 2017
Council of the Foundation: at the AGM on 21st November 2016 the existing Councillors were reelected for the year 2017. For details
8 February 2017
The final report by Patricia Fuentes-Cross on the genetic relationships of South Australian quandongs is now available. For details
5 February 2017
The final report by Alexandra Bowman on fallen logs creating patchiness in chenopod scrublands of South Australia is now available. For details
The Presidents report to members of the Australian Flora Foundation at the Annual General Meeting in December 2016, is available here.
Details of grants from the Australian Flora Foundation for research projects to commence in 2017 are here.
3 February 2017
The final report by Katherine Downes on the germination of some lesser studied kangaroo paw species is now available. For detailsNewsletter 23, released to members of the Australian Flora Foundation in January 2016, is now available on the website.
5 December 2016
The Foundation is now calling for Applications for Grants to commence in 2018. For details
22 June 2016
A summary of a scientific publication based on an AFF funded project by Charles Morris, School of Science and Health, University of Western Sydney, can be found here
15 May 2016
A summary of a scientific publication based on an AFF funded project by Katherine Downs, Department of Environmental and Aquatic Sciences, Curtin University of Technology, can be found here
Two recent progress reports have been added:
James A. R. Clugston and Nathalie S. Nagalingum. Conservation genetics of wild populations and botanic garden collections of Australian cycads
Dr Noushka Reiter. Establishment of an ex-situ collection and seed orchard for the endangered Grampians Globe-pea.Establishment of an ex-situ collection and seed orchard for the endangered Grampians Globe-pea
13 May 2016
The changes will allow legal persons (e.g. corporations or associations) to be members of the Foundation, will allow the Council to determine membership fees, and will simplify the procedure for membership applications.They will also require the Chair of the Scientific Committee to be appointed by the Council, will delete an unnecessary definition of “scientific research”, and will remove the requirement of CSIRO approval of new Scientific Committee members.
3 May 2016
27 February 2016
17 January 2016
14 December 2015
The Foundation is now calling for Applications for Grants to commence in 2017. For details
24 August 2015
At the Council meeting on the 3rd August grants to begin in 2016 were awarded to the following applicants:
Associate Professor Geoff Burrows, School of Agricultural and Wine Sciences, Charles Sturt University for the project 'Lens morphology in Australian acacias - implications for germination, propagation, cultivation and conservation'.
Mr K David Mackay, School of Environmental and Rural Science, University of New England for the project 'Can the native Rusty Fig, Ficus rubiginosa, beat climate change?'
Associate Professor Todd Minchinton, School of Biological Sciences, University of Wollongong for the project 'Seeds, seed banks and cultivation of endangered coastal salt marsh plants under climate change'.
Ms Annisa Satyanti, Research School of Biology, Australian National University, for the project 'The effect of warmer temperature and shorter winter duration to the germination and seedling survival of Australian alpine flora'.
Ms Monique Smith, School of Biological Sciences, University of Adelaide for the project 'Interactions between native and introduced grass species in relation to the restoration of grassy woodland habitats'.
For more details click here.
15 February 2015
Dr Charles Morris has been brave enough to take on the position of Treasurer in the Foundation. Apart from organising the funding of the new grantees, he has changed the postal address of the foundation to one which is more convenient:
Australian Flora Foundation Inc.
PO Box 846
Willoughby NSW 2068
Mail sent to PO Box 21, Dulwich Hill NSW 2203 will no longer reach the Foundation.
1 December 2014
The Foundation is now calling for Applications for Grants to commence in 2016. For details.
The Annual General Meeting of the Foundation was held at 9 pm on 24th November at the University of Sydney. At the elections Peter Goodwin, Ian Cox, Charles Morris and Richard Williams were reelected as President, Secretary, and the two Vice Presidents. Jenny Jobling stood down after eight years asTreasurer, but remains on the Council. She has major an important contribution by streamlining the financial operations of the Foundation. We are urgently seeking a new Treasurer.
Over the past 12 months the website has been updated to version 17, which you are currently seeing. The main change is that the website is now responsive, that is all pages automatically adjust to present a view which suits the device being used, whether a smart phone or a widescreen monitor.
26 August 2014
Grants for projects beginning in December 2014 have been awarded to:
Ms Rebecca Jordan, University of Melbourne for a project titled: Understanding climate adaptation and its implications for revegetation in Eucalyptus microcarpa: linking genomic and phenotypic variation.
Professor Michelle Leishman, Macquarie University for a project titled: How does smoke-promoted germination in SE Australian flora vary among plant lineages, vegetation types and fire strategies?
Dr Noushka Reiter, Australian Network for Plant Conservation Inc., for a project titled: Ex-situ conservation of Sphaerolobium acanthos.
Dr Paul Rymer, University of Western Sydney for a project titled: Moreton Bay fig: distribution of native genetic variation and threats from cultivation.
For more details click here.
24 August 2014
New blog site active: The Australian Flora Foundation Home page link to Blogs is now in action, and the first Post was made by Dr Katherine Downes, titled 'Some Anigozanthos pictures'. You are invited to log in to it and provide her with a comment.
19 June 2014
New responsive home page: The Australian Flora Foundation Home page has been remade so that it is responsive, that is is usable on desk top computers, laptops, tablets and smart phones.
24 March 2014
Young Scientist awards for 2013 and previous award winners can be found here.
14 March 2014The most recent Newsletter (July 2013), and links to earlier newsletters in the New Series are here.
15 January 2014
New progress reporthere.