Research and conservation
The Science team undertakes integrated and innovative research in native plant biology, underpinning conservation and ecological restoration of Western Australia's unique biodiversity, and biodiversity generally. Successful conservation outcomes are achieved through world-class research and strategic alliances with industry, land managers, the community and other research organisations.
Research is focused in the key areas of restoration ecology, seed science, conservation genetics, conservation biotechnology, orchid conservation, and systematics, with a focus on extension to practitioners and land managers.
The Authority has a long history of successful post-graduate student supervision in collaboration with Western Australian universities and contributes to undergraduate teaching, predominantly in conservation biology and restoration ecology.
Science seminars are held in the Biodiversity Conservation Centre for staff, students and general public at various times throughout the year.
The Science team undertakes research in native plant biology, underpinning conservation and ecological restoration of Western Australia's unique biodiversity.
The Authority has a large multi-disciplinary team of research scientists making internationally-recognised contributions to biodiversity conservation.
Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority plays an important role in training the next generation of conservation and restoration research scientists.
Innovative genetics research underpins the conservation and restoration of Western Australia’s unique biodiversity.
In vitro and cryogenic research is critical to the success of off-site conservation and restoration of endangered plants.
Our staff manage the Authority's conservation seedbank and undertake research into seed biology, physiology and ecology.
The Authority provides a unique 'one-stop shop' delivering practical research outcomes for the conservation and restoration of native species and ecosystems.
Innovative research enhances and restores the conservation values of degraded environments including urban bushland remnants, agricultural and post-mine lands.
Understanding the landscape processes that influence native ecosystems assists in the development of appropriate management strategies.