Event

NRS Forest science seminar: Botanic Gardens Conservation International’s Global Conservation Consortia

Event details

  • Friday 26 February 2021
  • Start time: 14:00
  • online via Ms Teams

 

Delivered by Dan Crowley, Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI).

Summary

Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI) is establishing a suite of Global Conservation Consortia (GCC), to coordinate groups of institutions and experts who work collaboratively to develop and implement comprehensive strategies to prevent extinction of target plant groups. As of October 2020, GCCs are in place for Acer, cycads, Magnolia, Quercus and Rhododendron, with others in development. This presentation will provide background on the GCC model and highlight some of the work that has been undertaken so far.     

online via Teams – please  join the meeting

The small print

Talks last 40 - 45 minutes with 15-20 minutes for questions and discussion. Please join promptly at 14:00.

Further 2020/21 seminar will be announced shortly via emails and on our seminars webpage. FR colleagues can also view and add calendar entries with details of each seminar by adding ‘FR Seminars (NRS)’ to your list of calendars in Outlook.

Under normal circumstances seminars are held once a month on Friday afternoons from September to May at Forest Research’s Northern Research Station (NRS), just outside Edinburgh. However, due to the current Covid-19 restrictions, the forthcoming series (2020/21) will be presented online via Microsoft Teams. We welcome participation from external organisations and individuals, so please feel free to advertise this talk and to forward the invite to others.

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Teams instructions

We are now trialling use of Microsoft Teams for remote access to the seminars. Please see the attached document for Teams instructions and FAQs.

On the day, please make sure your mic is muted!

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