Australian forests and woodlands – Public talk with Stephen Hopper (6/7/2012)

The National Museum of Natural History and the Société des naturalistes luxembourgeois are inviting on Friday July 6th at 6.30 pm to a public talk on « Australian forests and woodlands, from Tasmania to the tropics » with Professor Stephen Hopper.

Stephen Hopper is the 14th Director of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. He holds Visiting Professorships at the University of Reading, The University of Western Australia and at Kings Park and Botanic Garden, Perth. In June 2012 he received the honour of Companion of the Order of Australia (AC), for ’eminent service as a global science leader in the field of plant conservation biology, particularly in the delivery of world class research programs contributing to the conservation of endangered species and ecosystems’.

Stephen Hopper is a plant conservation biologist, best known for pioneering research leading to positive conservation outcomes in south-west Australia (one of the few temperate-zone global biodiversity hotspots) and for the collaborative description of 300 new plant taxa (eucalypts, orchids, and the kangaroo paw family Haemodoraceae).

The entry to the talk which takes part in the supporting programme of the « World of forests » exhibition at the National Museum of Natural History is free.

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