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.
A detailed preliminary Program can be downloaded here. Note, it is subject to change.
Tuesday 23 March, Day 1
- Field trip, Departing Ballina
Sessions will cover all of the National Action Plan
Wednesday 24 March
- Introduction, Welcome to Country, Overview
- Impact Assessment
- Threat, monitoring, management and resistance
Thursday 25 March
- Towards Recovery
- Awareness and engagement
- Enabling the response – Summary and Galvanising Action
Presenters: if you have submitted an abstract, you will be contacted shortly to confirm you talk and it’s timing.
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)
- Craig Stehn (NSW Saving our Species)
Please review the Foundation’s range of Myrtle Rust projects below.