The speaker for the November meeting will be Dr. Michelle Leishman. Her talk will be titled Urban Greening. Michelle is a plant ecologist with over 25 years research experience focused on invasive plants, vegetation responses to climate change, restoration ecology and plant conservation. She leads a research group in the Department of Biological Sciences at Macquarie University, where she is also Head of Department. Michelle is a Trustee of the Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust, Sydney and Chair of their Science and Conservation committee. She is also a Board member of Bush Heritage Australia and Council member of the Australian Flora Foundation. She currently leads a major collaborative project with Hort Innovation to facilitate urban greening under future climates, called the Which Plant Where project.
Michelle has talked to us in the past about Climate Change, and particularly its effect on plants. Her insights were fascinating and informative. We look forward to her new talk. Our cities are certainly in need greening, as we are increasingly surrounded by ever larger expanses on glass and concrete. Come and hear her solutions.