SCHEDULE D ACTIVITIES AND PROGRAMS
The curatorial, educational and research activities of the Centre are to be
organised into six major programs, the objectives of which are detailed
Biodiversity and Evolution of the Australian Flora.
The objective of this program is to conduct research into the taxonomy,
systematics, evolution and phylogeny of the Australian flora, to determine
the diversity, distribution, relationships and genetic systems of native
genera and species as a contribution to the documentation of our
Botanical Data Management.
The objective of this program is to establish and manage flexible and
effective databases of botanical information, accessible to researchers,
government and the public, and to provide a national focus for and play a
coordinating role in national botanical data management.
Conservation Biology and Management of Australian flora.
The objective of this program is to conduct research into the population
dynamics, genetic diversity and ecological tolerances of the Australian
flora and to apply the results to provide a basis for sustainable
management of Australian vegetation and especially of its endangered
The objective of this program is to provide opportunities for post
secondary school training and education in disciplines relevant to the
activities of the Centre.
The objective of this program is to maintain the collections of the
Australian National Herbarium to the highest curatorial standards and to
further develop the taxonomic and geographic representativeness of the
collections of Australian and biohistorically related floras.
Native Plant Resources.
The objective of this program is to encourage the sustainable use of
Australian plants through research to identify, conserve and develop
selected indigenous species for use as sources of genes for crop
improvement, as new crops including cropping techniques for wild resources,
or plants for landscaping, horticultural, pharmaceutical and industrial