Botanical botany is a field of study dedicated to understanding the natural world.
The field includes botanical, botanical and agricultural sciences.
As a result, it is often overlooked when it comes to research, but its relevance and significance in the world of science has been largely overlooked.
This month, Botanical Sciences Australia will hold its first Botanical Research and Extension Symposium, which will take place on Wednesday 23 November.
The symposium is a chance for researchers from around the country to share their expertise and share their latest findings.
This year, researchers will also be looking at how botanical botanists can work collaboratively with the broader community.
The theme of the symposium will be the relationship between botanical science and agriculture.
This is important, said Botanical Society of Australia (BSA) vice-president of scientific affairs, Tom McVeigh.
The BSA’s research is based on the principles of a healthy and resilient biosphere and this is an opportunity to bring botanical knowledge and expertise together with the Australian agriculture sector.
Botanical scientists are very passionate about their field, said McVeig.
The most common reasons people don’t work with botanicals are that they’re not interested, or they’re intimidated by the scientific jargon.
Botanists also have to deal with a range of different forms of scientific criticism and criticism of their work.
Botanicists and their students have to be able to communicate their ideas in an objective and scientific manner, said BSA secretary-treasurer, Dr Mark Whelan.
“When you’re looking for an issue to study, you have to find the one that makes the most sense to you and that makes you happy.”
The symposia will be held in the botanical research centre at the University of Tasmania’s Centre for Botanical and Botanical Engineering (CBBE).
The CBBE has the opportunity to work with researchers from across the country in the Botanical Science Unit (BSU), a unique collaborative research and extension unit for botanist.
It will also host two-day lectures on topics including: how to approach the study of botany and agricultural science; how to conduct and share research; how best to develop collaborative relationships with other disciplines; and how to promote science-based understanding.
This symposium was created in partnership with the Department of Agriculture’s Australian Research Council (ARC) under the Australia National Research Infrastructure (ANRI) grant.
The ANRI will provide a $10,000 grant to support the symposes.
Botany students will be able access a special ‘dynamic platform’ in the building to learn more about the field, while the general public will also have access to access to the venue through the ABMAC website.
The program will also include presentations from industry experts, and a chance to interact with botanical scientists and students at the event.
Topics for the sympoise include: How to create an interactive presentation that explores the topic in greater depth; and How to identify research topics in botany that you’d like to highlight in your research; and what to do when you discover a new research topic that you’ve not previously thought of.
In the event of an overflow of space, the venue can be used to host more general conference and workshops on the topic of botanical studies.