ASBS 2020 Cairns

Biodiverse futures—systematics in a changing world

22-27 November 2020, 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 2020 conference in Cairns POSTPONED to November 22-27

Due to the rapidly changing nature of the Coronavirus outbreak and uncertainties regarding future travel restrictions at international and national level which may affect your ASBS 2020 conference participation in July, the ASBS conference committee has decided to reschedule the conference for a later date this year.  The ASBS 2020 conference is now scheduled for 22 to 27 November. The venue will remain the same.

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