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Of Cabbage Trees and Things

Wednesday 8th November, 2017

Start time: 5:20 PM

Finish time: 7:00 PM

Speaker: Dr. Warwick Harris, Landcare Research. With abstruse reference to the inferences of conservation concerns expressed in Lewis Carroll's poem "The Walrus and the Carpenter", results of a latitudinal study of variation of cabbage trees will be presented. The study began in 1994 and continues with observations on plantations of trees at Auckland, Lincoln and Invermay raised from seed collected from widely separated wild populations of cabbage trees in New Zealand. The adaptive relevance of the morphological and physiological characters recorded, as well as cultural values of cabbage trees, will be considered. At the Zoology Benham Building, 346 Great King Street, behind the Zoology car park by the Captain Cook Hotel. Use the main entrance of the Benham Building to get in and go to the Benham Seminar Room, Rm. 215, 2nd floor. Please be prompt as we have to hold the door open.

Contact Robyn Bridges, phone: (03) 472 7330.