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Climate Change (5A) 

Chair: TBA 

Location: Training Centre


Seeds and Genes 5(B) 

Chair: David Coates 

Location: West Australian Conservation 

Science Centre


9:00 – 9:10 




David Coates 



9:10-9:30 Colin 


Planning for climate change: the adaptation/ 

mitigation challenge 

Linda Broadhurst 

Do genetic bottlenecks occur during the restoration 



9:30-9:50 Terry 


An interesting plant community of hypo-saline 

seasonal lakes in the Muir-Unicup catchment, 

Western Australia 

Melissa Millar 

Spatial genetic structure in a rare Banded Ironstone 

endemic: implications for restoration. 


9:50-10:10 Anne 


Defining temperature thresholds for germination: 

What can they tell us about species vulnerability 

to a changing climate? 


Paul Nevill 

Conservation genetics of Acacia karina, a narrow-range 

species endemic to the Banded Ironstone Ranges of the 

Midwest region of Western Australia 

10:10-10:30 Grant 


The challenges for climate change adaptation in 

old stable landscapes


Michalie Foley 

Population size effects on genetic pattern and process in 

Banksia ilicifolia: Consequences for conservation and 

ecological restoration


10:30-10:50 Discussion 



In vitro propagation of ecological keystone sedge 



10:50-11:20 Morning 



Industry (6A) 

Chair: Mark Richardson  

Location: Training Centre


Seeds and Genes  

Chair: David Coates 

Location: West Australian Conservation 

Science Centre


11:20-11:40 Libby 


Engaging with Industry in plant conservation – 

The State of Play in 2010 

Margaret Byrne 

Restoring and maintaining genetic connections in a 

landscape context 

11:40-12:00 Chris 


The Bulahdelah Bypass: challenges to orchid 


Donna Bradbury 

Adaptive genetic diversity among Tuart (Eucalyptus 

gomphocephala) populations, and implications for 

ecological restoration 

12:00-12:20 Susan 


Urban landscapes supporting plant conservation 


Paul Gibson Roy 

Genetic rescue of Rutidosis leptorrhynchoides by 

creating new and viable populations initiated from seed 

sourced from small and large populations of the same 

ploidy level, bulked-up using Seed Production methods 

and reintroduced by direct seeding 


Stephen van Leeuwen 

Minimising uncertainty by maximising knowledge: 

Examples from Western Australia of how 

partnerships with industry deliver enduring value 

for sustainable development and biodiversity 



Justin Jonson 

Ecological restoration in Gondwana Link  

12:40-1:00 Discussion 



The use of local provenance for Alcoa's mine restoration 

in the jarrah forest; does it matter? 

1:00-2:00 Lunch 







Australian Network for Plant Conservation 8


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General 7(A) 

Chair: Sally Jacka  

Location: Training Centre


Seeds and Genes 7(B) 

Chair: David Coates 

Location: West Australian Conservation 

Science Centre


2:00-2:20 Katherine 


Diversity in the Kangaroo Paw family 

Siegy Krauss 

A practical genetic contribution towards best-practise 

seed-sourcing guidelines for ecological restoration 


2:20-2:40 Eric 


Biotechnology and conservation of critically 

endangered plants in a biodiverse region – the 

south west of Western Australia 

David Venning 

Seed Industry Accreditation - A project by the 

Revegetation Industry Association of WA 

2:40-3:00 An a 


Correlation of membrane composition to 

cryopreservation results in selected plant species 

Andrea Kramer 

Ecological genetics of Penstemon in the Great Basin, 


3:00-3:20 Mark 


Working with community groups to conserve 

threatened orchids in the WA wheatbelt


Dylan Korczynskyj  

Re-establishing a recalcitrant species following mining: 

Macrozamia riedlei 

3:20-3:40 Peter 


Adaptive management for the containment and 

eradication of Phytophthora cinnamomi infestations 

within native plant communities from the Fitzgerald 

River National Park 

Ann Smithson 

Adaptation and restoration - should we source seeds 

locally, or not? 


3:40-4:10 Afternoon 



Poster Session (8) 

Louisa Cockram, Kristina Hufford, Siegy Krauss, Erik Veneklaas 

Genetic consequences of mixing seed provenances in ecological restoration using field trials to test for Home 

Site Advantage and Outbreeding Depression in West Australian Stylidiaceae 

Lucy Commander, David Merritt, Kingsley Dixon. 

Improving restoration efficiency through understanding seed ecology  

C. E. Crane, S. Barrett, B. L. Shearer, C. P. Dunne 

Comparison of the impacts of plant canker disease and climate on Proteaceae and evaluation of selected 

fungicides as a management tool for canker control in the declared rare flora Banksia verticillata and 

Lambertia orbifolia 

Peter Cuneo and Michelle R Leishman  

Managing feral olives and restoring endangered bushland – how can we maximise restoration success?


Allison Frith and Cathy Offord


Investigation into the germination and propagation of Persoonia pauciflora P.H. Weston


R. Dillon, E. Adams, S. Barrett & A. Cochrane 

An adaptive management strategy helps recover endangered Western Australian flora 


Local Provenance: Is the traditional paradigm in restoration ecology still relevant under climate change and 


R. Huston, P. Dufty, P. G. Ladd  

The ongoing recovery of Acacia chapmanii subsp australis in Drummond Nature Reserve: A case study in 

adaptive management 

Sally Jacka 

Tweed Shire riparian vine weed control strategy 

N. Murdock, L. Cockram, C. Woolard, S. Reiffer and L. Mattiske 

Helicopter surveys as an efficient survey method for the Declared Rare Flora, Conospermum toddii, in the 

Great Victoria Desert  

Gemma Phelan, Catherine Page and Alanna Chant 

New recruits for the loveable Triggerplant (Stylidium amabile)  

B. L. Shearer, C. E. Crane and J. A. Cochrane


Prioritisation of Lambertia taxa for conservation according to the threat posed by Phytophthora cinnamomi  

Lucy Sutherland 

Australian Seed Bank Partnership 

Linda Thomson, Reta Carleton, Chris Newell and George Lullfitz 

Market driven micropropagation of WA plants for landscaping, revegetation and horticulture industries 


Conference Dinner - 

Pagoda Restaurant and Bar, Como









 Australian Network for Plant Conservation 8


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Thursday 30 September 



Concurrent field trips  


Trip 1 - North eastern woodlands, shrublands and kwongan heathlands 


Trip 2 - Swan Coastal Plain wetlands and woodlands restoration programs 


Trip 3 - South to post-mining forest restoration and Darling Range woodlands, 

shrublands and heathlands 

5.30 – late 

Casual BBQ and Pizza dinner in the West Australian Conservation Science Centre 

Field trip details 

Lunch, morning tea and afternoon tea refreshments are provided on all field trips.  

Please wear sturdy covered shoes, and bring a hat, rain protection, sunscreen, insect repellent and a 

water bottle.  

We will provide backup sunscreen and insect repellant and water for refilling water bottles. 

Field trip itineraries 

Trip 1 - North eastern woodlands, shrublands and kwongan heathlands including: 

•  Chittering Valley Wandoo and York Gum communities,  

•  Mogumber, claypans, Banksia woodland threatened ecological communities and dieback 

affected areas  

•  Moore River National Park and diverse coastal kwongan heath communities.  

Field trip leaders: Helena Mills and Greg Keighery 

Trip 2 - Swan Coastal Plain wetlands and woodlands restoration programs including: 

•  Paganoni Swamp , one of the most significant conservation reserves in the metropolitan region 

south of the Swan River  

•  Lowlands – Private property, the only intact fringing vegetation left along the Serpentine River.  

•  Restoration of the Threatened Ecological Community (Marri over grass trees) at the Burnside 

Nature Reserve near Dwellingup  

•  Max. 21 participants  

Field trip leader: Kate Brown  

Trip 3 - South to post-mining forest restoration and Darling Range woodlands, shrublands and 

heathlands including: 

•  The Darling Range northern Jarrah (Eucalyptus marginata) forest communities.  

•  Alcoa’s Huntly Mine - the largest bauxite mine in the world - where you will view active mining 

operations, and Alcoa’s ecological restoration in the Jarrah forest.  

•  The diverse woodlands, shrublands, heathlands and wetlands of the Darling Range Wandoo 

National Park  

Field trip leader: David Coates 



Australian Network for Plant Conservation 8


 National Conference


Friday 1 October 




Concurrent workshop sessions 


Housekeeping Housekeeping 


Using Interactive Identification Keys - 

Plant Identification (9A) 

Facilitator: Kevin Thiele  



Training Centre 

What price quality restoration plant 

stock? (9B)  

Facilitator: David Hancock  

Location: West Australian Conservation 

Science Centre 

10:30-11:00 Morning 



Using Interactive Identification Keys - 

Plant Identification (continued) (10A) 

Facilitator: Kevin Thiele  

Location: Training Centre


NatureMap 10(B) 

Facilitator: Paul Gioia  



West Australian Conservation 

Science Centre


12:30-1:30 Lunch 

1:30-3:00  Seeds: From Collection to 

Germination (11A)  

Facilitator: Katherine Downes  



Training Centre


Plant Translocation (10B) 

Facilitators: Leonie Monks & Tricia Hogbin 



West Australian Conservation 

Science Centre


3:00-3:30 Afternoon 



General discussion and close 






 Australian Network for Plant Conservation 8


 National Conference


Oral Paper Abstracts 

Index by theme 

Climate Change 

An interesting plant community of hypo-saline seasonal lakes in the Muir-Unicup catchment, Western 

Australia ________________________________________________________________________________ 28 

Defining temperature thresholds for germination: What can they tell us about species vulnerability to a 

changing climate?_________________________________________________________________________ 20 

Planning for climate change: the adaptation/mitigation challenge ____________________________________ 39 

The challenges for climate change adaptation in old stable landscapes _______________________________ 38 

Conservation Planning 

A Big Slice of Flora Pie, the Alinytjara Wilurara NRM Region, managing threatened flora across 250,000 



kilometres _________________________________________________________________________ 21 

Assessing botanical capacity in the United States: gaps identified and strategic recommendations made to 

maximize conservation success ______________________________________________________________ 27 


Fire response of threatened flora – what have we learned? ________________________________________ 35 

Granite flora of Southern Queensland – Recovery planning in action _________________________________ 36 

Making the transition from regional-scale conservation design to local-scale conservation action__ _________ 33 

Managing Geraldton Carnation Weed (Euphorbia terracina), in the woodlands, wetlands and heathlands of 

the Swan Coastal Plain ____________________________________________________________________ 18 

Novel ecosystems and no-analogue climates: implications for management and policy in a rapidly changing 

world ___________________________________________________________________________________ 23 

Progressing from single species recovery planning to multi-species recovery across the landscape: A case 

study from the Hunter Valley – NSW __________________________________________________________ 23 

Vegetation mapping in service of biodiversity conservation: Global perspective and WA prospects _________ 31 


Adaptive management for the containment and eradication of Phytophthora cinnamomi infestations within 

native plant communities from the Fitzgerald River National Park____________________________________ 34 

Biotechnology and conservation of critically endangered plants in a biodiverse region – the south west of 

Western Australia _________________________________________________________________________ 19 

Controlling weeds on translocation sites: strategies, solutions and probable short term costs to the 

environment _____________________________________________________________________________ 22 

Correlation of membrane composition to cryopreservation results in selected plant species _______________ 25 

Diversity in the Kangaroo Paw family__________________________________________________________ 22 

Ecological, social and economic filters: hurdles of restoration and planning for the future _________________ 34 

Improving the success of species translocations: is there a need for removal of existing vegetation? ________ 33 

Modelling species’ distributions improves understanding of the ecological, translocation and restoration 

requirements of two rare Banded Ironstone Formation (BIF) endemic species__________________________ 30 

The role of fire in the persistence of threatened flora in the Western Australian Wheatbelt – Pityrodia scabra 

case study ______________________________________________________________________________ 20 

Wetland best practice in production systems in the Great Barrier Reef catchment _______________________ 31 

Working with community groups to conserve threatened orchids in the WA wheatbelt____________________ 18 




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Engaging with industry in plant conservation – The State of Play in 2010______________________________


Minimising uncertainty by maximising knowledge: Examples from Western Australia of how partnerships with 

industry deliver enduring value for sustainable development and biodiversity conservation  _______________ 37 

The Bulahdelah Bypass: challenges to orchid conservation ________________________________________ 24 

Urban landscapes supporting plant conservation ________________________________________________ 21  

Seeds and Genes 

A practical genetic contribution towards best-practise seed-sourcing guidelines for ecological restoration ____ 28 

Adaptation and restoration - should we source seeds locally, or not? _________________________________ 36 

Adaptive genetic diversity among Tuart (Eucalyptus gomphocephala) populations and implications for 

ecological restoration ______________________________________________________________________ 17 

Conservation genetics of Acacia karina, a narrow-range species endemic to the Banded Ironstone Ranges 

of the Midwest region of Western Australia _____________________________________________________ 32 

Do genetic bottlenecks occur during the restoration process?_______________________________________ 17 

Ecological restoration in Gondwana Link _______________________________________________________ 25  

Ecological genetics of Penstemon in the Great Basin, U.S.A. _______________________________________ 28 

Genetic rescue of Rutidosis leptorrhynchoides by creating new and viable populations initiated from seed 

sourced from small and large populations of the same ploidy level, bulked-up using Seed Production 

methods and reintroduced by direct seeding ____________________________________________________ 23 

Innovation Ecology – the restoration ecology toolkit for Australian ecosystems _________________________ 22 

In vitro propagation of ecological keystone sedge species _________________________________________ 26 

Populations size effects on genetic pattern and process in Banksia ilicifolia: Consequences for conservation 

and ecological restoration___________________________________________________________________ 23 

Re-establishing a recalcitrant species following mining: Macrozamia riedlei____________________________ 27 

Restoring and maintaining genetic connections in a landscape context _______________________________ 20 

Seed Industry Accreditation - A project by the Revegetation Industry Association of WA__________________ 38 

Spatial genetic structure in a rare banded ironstone endemic: implications for restoration _________________ 29 

The use of local provenance for Alcoa's mine restoration in the Jarrah forest; does it matter?______________ 26 

Soil Health 

Chemical and biochemical properties of the soil as tools for monitoring woodland degradation and 

restoration_______________________________________________________________________________ 17 

Rehabilitation in deep sand in a mine east of Albany, Western Australia ______________________________ 31 

Soil nutrients and ecological restoration of temperate Australian ecosystems __________________________ 33 

The curious effects of mycorrhizas on the phosphorus nutrition and seedling establishment in the Jarrah 

forests of Western Australia _________________________________________________________________ 37 


Do we need a more rigorous scientific process for the listing of threatened species?_____________________ 24 

Hidden treasures; recognising, conserving and rehabilitation consequences of localised variants of 

widespread species of the Perth area _________________________________________________________ 26 

Molecular taxonomy as a conservation tool, testing species hypotheses in the biodiversity hotspot of 

southwest Western Australia ________________________________________________________________ 30 

Recent recognition of unexpected richness of Wurmbea in Midwest, Murchison and Gascoyne rangelands___ 29 

Taxonomic turmoil in the Triggerplants: implications for conservation management______________________ 38 

Taxonomy and the conservation community: Where are we at and where are we going __________________ 36 

The importance of targeted taxonomy for plant conservation _______________________________________ 35 

The role of taxonomy in conservation _________________________________________________________ 39 

Weighing up the numbers: case studies in the use of numerical taxonomy for resolving conservation-listed 

taxa in south-west Western Australia 








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Abstracts are listed in alphabetical order of first author’s surname


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