Galvanising action to conserve native plant species threatened by myrtle rust.
23-25 March 2021
The Foundation and partners are convening a National Myrtle Rust Symposium, everyone welcome.
The symposium will bring key stakeholders together to build a community of interest, share knowledge and build co-ordination and implementation of the National Action Plan. Presenters will share the latest research, response, surveillance and conservation activity, framed against the Action Plan. Workshop sessions and discussion will aim to maximise the effectiveness of the Plan in reducing the risk of new strain entering Australia, reduce the risk of greater spread, understand the impacts on both species and ecologies, and options for conservation of threatened species.
This is a hybrid event where key stakeholders come together in Ballina, NSW to work through ways of implementing the National Action Plan, combined with an online event to share the latest research, activities and thinking to a broader audience.
Sessions will follow the structure of the National Action Plan:
• Enabling the Response
• Awareness and engagement
• Impact Assessment
• Towards Recovery
• Summary and Galvanising Action
Presenters: If you are interested in presenting (face-to-face, online or pre-record) please submit an abstract using the template available on the Registration site or below, and then email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. You will need to register for the event.
Abstract Submission Template.
For more information, or sponsorship opportunities, please contact the Foundation through email@example.com or Michael Robinson on 0419992914.
The Symposium Planning Committee
- Michael Robinson (Plant Biosecurity Science Foundation)
- Geoff Pegg (QDAF)
- Angus Carnegie (NSWDPI)
- Bob Makinson (ANPC)
- Brett Summerell (NRBG)
- Alistair McTaggart (UQ)
- Julie Quinn (DAWE)
- Rachel Morgain (Threatened Species Hub)
Please review the Foundation’s range of Myrtle Rust projects below.