The digital imaging of seeds is a very important part of the behind-the-scenes work that goes into successfully banking seeds, and helps to uncover information about seed traits. The Australian native seeds: a digital image library is a Government-funded project aiming to collect images of seeds from 1000 species of Australian plants by June 2017.
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Posted 07 Dec 2016
Posted 30 Nov 2016
Global leaders in seed science, representing eight different countries, were brought together in October 2016 for the Seed Trait Workshop. The workshop provided a great opportunity for networking and collaboration and will result in tangible outputs, such as a global standard and methodology for how to measure and collect seed traits.
Posted 15 Nov 2016
Our partners at the Australian National Botanic Gardens are working in partnership with the ACT Government and the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage to undertake an ambitious 10-year seed orcharding project of the endangered Swainsona recta (small purple pea). Swainsona recta is one of the priority plants under the Australian Government’s Threatened Species Strategy, and with fewer than 4000 individuals left in the wild this project will assist in safeguarding its future.
Posted 02 Nov 2016
The Australian National Botanic Gardens is leading a collaborative partnership of government bodies, research institutions, national parks, land managers, custodians and botanic gardens who are contributing to a three-year Pomaderris conservation project. They are working towards better understanding and safeguarding our threatened Pomaderris species.