Perth NRM invites you to a presentation by Dr Lucy Commander on the updated Florabank guidelines; the best practice guidelines for native seed collection and use. Dr Commander will also give an overview of the Australian Guidelines for the Translocation of Threatened Plants (2018).
About the Speaker:
Dr Lucy Commander is a restoration ecologist who is passionate about improving the use of native seeds in restoration and connecting people with nature in urban areas. Lucy enjoys sharing information through writing practitioner guidelines & literature reviews, as well as organising workshops & conferences.
Currently Project Manager at Australian Network for Plant Conservation (ANPC) Lucy is in charge of co-ordinating the second edition of the FloraBank Guidelines for best practice native seed collection and use, and writing reviews for Project Phoenix, the Greening Australia program to build and secure native seed and plant supply for post-fire restoration.
Prior to her current projects, Lucy conceived and organised Nature City Seminar, and updated the Translocation Guidelines. Based at Kings Park and Botanic Garden until 2017, Lucy completed doctoral and post-doctoral research projects with several industry partners in the mid-west and Pilbara, enabling them to improve their seed use for restoration, producing restoration plans, and writing scientific papers on seed ecology.
Presented by Perth NRM’s Threatened Ecological Communities program, funded by the National Landcare Program.