ASBS 2021 Cairns

Biodiverse futures—systematics in a changing world

July 2021, Cairns, Queensland, Australia

We invite you to join us at the Australasian Systematic Botany Conference in Cairns, north Queensland. This will be an exciting opportunity to view our research in a global context and how it contributes to addressing the big challenges such as biodiversity loss, climate change, habitat degradation and invasive species. We will also explore how new technologies such as artifical intelligence, machine learning, genomics and digital collections offer exciting opportunities to improve the way we meet those challenges in the context of national and international collaborations and knowledge exchange between cultures and across borders.

The conference will be held on the James Cook University campus in the Cairns Institute conference hall.

  • Get up to date information from our stimulating and comprehensive range of speaker presentations
  • Explore North Queensland’s World Heritage Listed tropical rainforests on our field trips
  • Network with colleagues and friends, old and new
  • Discuss and learn at our workshops
  • Visit the Australian Tropical Herbarium (CNS)

IMPORTANT – ASBS conference in Cairns POSTPONED to July, 2021

The organising committee for the ASBS conference in Cairns has concluded that a face-to-face meeting this November was not a viable option due to remaining uncertainties around national and international travel. As many members expressed an interest in visiting Cairns to combine the conference attendance with other activities such as field or herbarium work, a face to face meeting was strongly favoured over a virtual conference. Therefore, the organising committee decided to postpone the ASBS conference to July 2021 in the expectation that travel restrictions may be eased by then. Should travel still be restricted, the conference is to be held either partly or completely as virtual meeting to not further delay the conference.

We will provide further updates on the conference website https://systematics.ourplants.org/ in due course.

Feel free to contact the organising committee by email if you have any queries otherwise we will keep subscribers to this web site up to date with developments.

We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.

The Organising Committee—Katharina Nargar, Darren Crayn, Ashley Field, John Clarkson and Frank Zich

Please note that the rest of this site still contains
information pertaining to the 2019 Wellington meeting