The Flora of Taranaki/Mt Egmont: understanding natural and garden experiments
Bruce Clarkson is Associate Professor and Director of the Centre
for Biodiversity and Ecology at the University of Waikato. He has had a lifelong
interest in growing and researching native plants and has published more than
40 papers on various aspects of the systematics and ecology of native plants
and vegetation. He has also written or co-authored several books including “Vegetation
of Egmont National Park”, “Botany of Rotorua”, “Gully Restoration Guide” and
“Botany of the Waikato”.
His topic for the Banks Lecture will be The Flora of Taranaki/Mt
Egmont: understanding natural and garden experiments. The lecture will trace
what has been discovered since Banks scanned the mountain from the deck of Cook’s
Endeavour in 1770 to the present day. Special attention will be paid to some
of the notable or taxonomically problematic species and the prospects for conservation
and restoration of the flora will also be reviewed.
There is no charge for the Banks Memorial Lecture.
It is a public lecture and will be advertised widely in the Taranaki area, everyone
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