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Keynote Speakers

Professor Azim Mallik

President, International Allelopathy Society
Professor of Biology, Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada

Professor Mallik's research interests include progressive and retrogressive succession in relation to regeneration strategies and chemical ecology of plants following ecosystem disturbances such as fire and logging.

Doctor Margaret McCully

CSIRO Plant Industry, Canberra, Australia

Dr McCully’s diverse training has given her a broad outlook. She has touched upon many areas of science, from phycology to microbiology, from anatomy to physiology. She is best known, however, as an expert in root biology. Born in Canada, she completed her master’s degree in plant ecology the University of Toronto. In 1966, she completed her PhD at Harvard in cell biology on the histology of the brown alga Fucus. She came back to Canada to take a faculty position at Carleton University in Ottawa where she spent the vast majority of her academic career before coming to Australia. She has held visiting fellowships, lectureships or professorships at the University of Leeds and Oxford University in the UK, the University of California, and Monash University, the University of Melbourne, LaTrobe University, and the University of Western Australia.

Doctor Alexa Seal

Dr Seal works at Charles Sturt University, NSW, Australia and in November 2003, was awarded her PhD for rice allelopathy research.

Professor Ragan Callaway

University of Montana, Missoula, Montana, USA

In studies on how plants interact with one another, Professor Callaway has found that spotted knapweed conducts chemical warfare on its neighbours - the first comprehensive evidence of an invasive plant using an offensive chemical weapon.

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