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These are posts from the ASBS 2018–Mind the Gap conference held in Brisbane

Download 2018 proceedings

Download your e-copy of the abstract book at your clicking or tapping leisure.

If you’re going to be joining us for the Welcome Reception and launch of Systems art exhibition at the Queensland Herbarium tonight—there is an additional treat. Systems artist Alinta Krauth will be presenting a one-night only art installation, to be experienced outside in the Australian tropical rainforest section of the gardens.

Systems—art exhibition

Matrix 1, 2016 (Donna Davis)

Donna Davis, Matrix 1, 2016. Pigment print on Hahnemuhle fine art rag, 60 x 60 x 5 cm. Image courtesy of the artist.

Systems is an art exhibition that celebrates the diverse and curious biological systems of Australia’s living world.

Coinciding with the Australasian Systematic Botany Society 2018 conference, Mind the Gap, this exhibition showcases South East Queensland-based artists who take inspiration from living systems, revealing links between art, science and nature.

Systems will be launched during the conference welcome reception. Here is a taste of some of the artwork to be exhibited.

Register now for 2018

Registrations and abstracts are now open for the 2018 Australasian Systematic Botany Society conference Mind the Gap! Registration information is now available on the web site and the registration form, payment form and abstract submission system are all ready to go.

Be sure to book before mid-September to make the most of the early bird discount. If you are keen to come on the field trip to Springbrook then be sure to get in early as numbers are limited. Students, if you aren’t a member of the society already be sure to sign up as you will be eligible to apply for student assistance to attend ASBS conferences and the student prizes.

We look forward to seeing you all in Brisbane.

ASBS 2018 Conference—Mind the Gap

We invite you to the 2018 Australasian Systematic Botany Society conference to be held at the Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha, Toowong in the first week of December organised by the Queensland Herbarium.

The conference theme ‘Mind the Gap’ aims to highlight gaps in systematics be they biogeographic, taxonomic, funding, data or other. There will be a workshop on how to review taxonomic manuscripts and eFlora treatments, followed by three days of symposia and then a field trip.

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, or follow us on Facebook or Twitter for announcements.

We look forward to seeing you in Brisbane towards the end of the year.

The Organising Committee.

Systematics 2017 conference website rebranding

The Proceedings of the joint meeting of the Australasian Systematic Botany Society (ASBS) and the Society of Australian Systematic Biologists (SASB), including the biennial Invertebrate Biodiversity and Conservation Meeting, were published as Swainsona Supplement 5 (2017)
Editors: Ainsley Calladine & Jürgen Kellermann ISBN 978-1-922027-52-8 (5.1Mb pdf).

The website, once home to the Systematics 2017 conference, is about to be relaunched for the upcoming ASBS meeting in Brisbane at the end of this year. If you are subscribed to the site and no longer wish to receive updates about this years meeting you can unsubscribe using the links at the foot of the email.