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Dinner Meeting and Talk on Climate change and vegetation responses

7 November 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Cost: $20 per person.

Note: Soft drinks provided. If you want alcohol, please B.Y.O. (we have a Short Term Liquor licence for this event).

Closing Date (for catering purposes): Friday 3rd November, 2023.


Book Tickets below…


  • 7.00pm – welcome
  • 7.15pm – buffet style meal
  • 7.45pm – presentation of Honorary Life Member Certificates and Prizes to winners of Photographic Competition
  • 8.00 – sweets and coffee
  • 8.20 – Guest Speaker Professor Robert Hill, Dept. Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Adelaide.

Climate change and vegetation responses

Our climate is now changing at an unprecedented pace and the impacts will be severe. What should we do? There are some clear answers that will help us to be prepared for what is coming.

Professor Robert Hill is a graduate of the University of Adelaide. He completed his Ph.D. on Tertiary plant macrofossils in 1981, and his D.Sc. on the interaction between climate change and the evolution of the living Australian vegetation in 1997.

In 2003 he became Head of the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences and was appointed to his current position of Executive Dean in September 2006.

Professor Hill has had a profound impact on the study of Botany in Australia. He has been instrumental in raising the profile of modern botanical studies through his own research which is of the highest international standard, through the training of numerous honours and postgraduate students, many of whom now hold botanical research positions in their own right, and through his distinguished service to botanical societies, organisations and government agencies.

His botanical research has made significant contributions to the areas of palaeobotany, plant systematics, plant ecophysiology and the application of research from these areas to interpreting changes that have occurred to the Australian flora through evolutionary time.

He has had a lifetime interest in the evolution of the vegetation of Australia and Antarctica. He has published more than 125 refereed journal papers, 35 book chapters, several symposium papers and has edited or coedited four books, including The History of the Australian Vegetation (Cambridge University Press), Ecology of the Southern Conifers (Melbourne University Press), The Ecology and Biogeography of Nothofagus Forests (Yale University Press), and Vegetation of Tasmania (Australian Biological Resources Study).

He is best known for his research on the fossil history of the southern beech, Nothofagus, and the southern conifers. His research on the fossil history of Nothofagus has been critical in refining our understanding of its evolution and has led to a major revision of our understanding of the biogeography of this critical southern genus.


7 November 2023
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Plympton Commuity Centre
34 Long Street
Plympton, SA 5038 Australia
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