Banksia

Founding editor Samuel Brown introduced the first issue of Banksia, the SASB newsletter, as follows:

The aim of this newsletter is to communicate to the society and to provide a forum to help advance systematic research in Australia and New Zealand. As such, the intention is to publish hints and tips of a technical nature, particularly those that tend to be picked up by experience or passed on by word of mouth. If you’ve found yourself having to explain certain techniques or protocols frequently, this may be a good place to air them once and for all! Reviews of good papers, software and websites and news of upcoming events are all acceptable and much appreciated.

Banksia is now produced by Lyn Cook and her lab. To contribute content, email to l.cook@uq.edu.au

You can download past issues here:

Banksia 12 (March 2016)  PDF (6mb)

  • President's message
  • SASB 2015 meeting, Perth
  • Pre-conference workshop report
  • ACT award winner report
  • AES conference report
  • Book review
  • Message from Bush Blitz
  • Postgrad workshop in systematics, Adelaide 2016

Banksia 11 (February 2015)     PDF (6 mb)

  • Workshop on advanced Bayesian phylogenetics
  • Latitude/longitude, part 2
  • Population genetics and systematics meeting, southern Queensland
  • BowerBird – An Australian citizen science website
  • 2014 'Bootstrap Camp': Myall Lakes
  • Lyn A. Craven (1945-2014)
  • Systematics crossword

Banksia 10 (March 2014)    high-res PDF (24 mb); low-res PDF (1.6 mb)

  • SASB meeting, Sydney 2013
  • Meet the SASB Committee
  • President's report
  • Invitation to SASB WA meeting, 2015
  • Latitude/longitude, part 1
  • Garmin Rino GPS/radio review
  • International Biogeography Society meeting, 2014
  • 2013 'Bootstrap Camp'
  • Systematics crossword

Banksia 9 (August 2013)    PDF (0.8 mb)

  • President's message
  • SASB/IBCC 2013 conference details
  • 3rd postgraduate training workshop report
  • Dave Rentz OAM
  • Report on 2013 Southern Connections conference
  • BowerBird citizen science initiative
  • Special archnology issue of Invertebrate Systematics

Banksia 8 (December 2012)    PDF (1.4 mb)

  • Systematics conference 2013
  • Review of Pietsch, Trees of Life
  • Polychaete conference and workshops
  • Sticky: Lord Howe Island stick insect animation
  • Flickr for Australasian wildlife images
  • Notice of 3rd National Postgraduate Training Workshop in Systematics

Banksia 7 (January 2012)    PDF (1.8 mb)

  • Outgoing President's report
  • SASB student prizes
  • Species as hypotheses
  • Postgraduate training workshop report
  • Sherborn symposium links
  • State Herbarium of South Australia links
  • Inkscape tutorial - part 2

Banksia 6 (June 2011)    PDF (2.1 mb)

  • Mark Schultz' adventures in systematics
  • Mt Kaputar - Pilliga Scrub field trip
  • Parody news article on 'implications for conservation'
  • Inkscape tutorial - part 1
  • Notice of 2nd National Postgraduate Training Workshop in Systematics
  • Meeting notices

Banksia 5 (December 2010)    PDF (2.0 mb)

  • Stratigraphic palynology memoir
  • 10th Invertebrate Biodiversity and Conservation Conference, 2011
  • Streamlining taxonomy publication - discussion
  • 2011 Churchill fellowships
  • 25th International Congress for Conservation Biology, 2011
  • 2010 survey of SASB member activities
  • Biodiversity information standards websites
  • 2nd International Congress of Invertebrate Morphology, 2011
  • Fringe taxonomy: D. Makhan

Banksia 4 (July 2010)    PDF (1.6 mb)

  • Molecular phylogenies - discussion
  • Fauna of NZ announcement
  • Taxonomy Australia meeting, May 2010
  • Aquatic oligochaete symposium 2012
  • Entomology at 'Southern Connections' conference
  • More Google Maps tricks
  • Scale insect symposium, April 2010
  • 'Gardens in Focus' photo competition
  • Fringe taxonomy: H. Özdikmen
  • Insects of the NT CD-ROM

Banksia 3 (Dec 2009)    PDF (1.9 mb)

  • New President's message
  • New biogeography journal
  • Subspecies - discussion
  • Software trick: plotting with Google Maps
  • SASB member appointed to ICZN
  • Compendium of types names
  • UQ PhD opportunity
  • New SASB website
  • Website review: Dave Rentz' blog
  • Australian butterfly subspecies
  • Crisp-Cook labs annual retreat
  • SASB 2009 AGM minutes

Banksia 2 (May 2009)    PDF (350 kb)

  • Spatial data tips
  • ICZN on electronic publishing
  • DNA vs traditional taxonomy - discussion
  • Software review: Inkscape for vector drawing
  • Website review: TRIN
  • Conference and SASB news

Banksia 1 (October 2008)    PDF (620 kb)

  • Example of Murphy's Law in taxonomy
  • EDIT and House of Lords taxonomy reports
  • July 2008 national postgraduate workshop in systematics
  • Richard Dawkins' 'correct tree of life' - discussion
  • Software review: R statistical package
  • Website review: SASB
  • Conference and SASB news