The Conservation Genetics research projects are:

  • Genomic analysis of the Pilbara flora for improved economic and environmental outcomes. (2014 - 2015) Chief Investigators: Dr Paul Nevill (BGPA), Dr Ian Small (UWA), Dr Margaret Byrne (DPaW), Dr Kevin Thiele (DPaW) and Dr Siegy Krauss (BGPA). Industry partners: Fortescue Metals Group, Bioplatforms Australia.
  • The evolution and conservation consequences of promiscuity in plants pollinated by vertebrates. (2014 - 2016). Chief Investigators: Prof Stephen Hopper (UWA), Dr Siegy Krauss (BGPA), Dr Ryan Phillips (ANU) and Dr Dave Roberts (UWA/BGPA). Industry partner: Australian Research Council.
  • Defining biologically significant units in spinifex (Triodia spp.) for improved ecological restoration in arid Australia. (2012 - 2015) Chief Investigators: A/Prof Pauline Grierson (UWA), Dr Siegy Krauss (BGPA), A/Prof Charles Price (UWA), Prof Kingsley Dixon (BGPA), A/Prof Kevin Thiele (DEC) and Dr Matt Barrett (BGPA). Industry partners: Australian Research Council, Rio Tinto, Chevron.
  • Ecological and genetic connectivity in sea grasses: the role of sexual reproduction, dispersal and recruitment on meadow restoration. (2013 - 2016) Chief Investigators: Prof Gary Kendrick (UWA), Dr Siegy Krauss and Dr Liz Sinclair (UWA). Industry partners: Australian Research Council.
  • Dispersal and persistence of large - seeded forest species under global environmental change. (2011 - 2014) Chief Investigators: Prof Neal Enright (Murdoch U), Dr Siegy Krauss (BGPA), Prof Ran Nathan (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem), Prof Byron Lamont (Curtin U) and Dr Carole Elliot (Murdoch, BGPA). Industry partner: Australian Research Council.
  • Genetic survey, provenance evaluation and seed conservation of three key tree species at Weeli Wolli Creek. (2011 - 2014) Chief Investigators: Dr Paul Nevill (BGPA), Dr Siegy Krauss, Dr Lucy Commander and Dr David Merritt. Industry partner: Rio Tinto Hammersley Iron Pty Ltd.
  • Managing evolutionary ecological process in restoring Banksia woodland resilient to global environmental changes. (2010 - 2015) Chief Investigator: Dr Siegy Krauss (BGPA). Industry partners: Ms Alison Ritchie, Australian Research Council, Rocla Quarry Products.

Recent Research Projects

  • Population genetic variation and its spatial structure in Tetratheca erubescens (Elaeocarpaceae). (2013 - 2014) Chief Investigators: Dr Siegy Krauss (BGPA) and Dr Janet Anthony (BGPA). Industry partner: Cliffs Natural Resources.
  • Establishing genetic guidelines for the effective restoration of sea grass meadows. (2010 - 2013) Chief Investigators: Prof Gary Kendrick (UWA), Dr Siegy Krauss (BGPA), Prof Kingsley Dixon (BGPA), A/Prof Michelle Waycott (JCU) and Dr Liz Sinclair (UWA/BGPA). Industry partner: Australian Research Council.
  • A multidisciplinary research program to assess limiting factors and predict impacts of climate change for endangered Australian orchids. (2009 - 2013) Chief Investigators: Prof Rod Peakall (ANU), Prof Kingsley Dixon (BGPA), Dr Siegy Krauss (BGPA), Prof Linde (ANU), Prof Barrow (ANU), Prof Ghisalberti (UWA) and Prof Hutchinson (ANU). Industry partner: Australian Research Council.
  • A molecular ecophysiological assessment of the importance of using local provenance seed in plant biodiversity restoration. (2007 - 2013) Chief Investigators: Prof Hans Lambers (UWA), Dr Siegy Krauss (BGPA), Dr Erik Veneklaas (UWA) and Dr John Koch (Alcoa). Industry partners: Australian Research Council, Alcoa World Alumina Australia, BHP Worsley.
  • Assessment of population genetic variation and structure of Acacia karina, and its phylogenetic relationship to other Acacia species. (2009 - 2013) Chief Investigators: Dr Siegy Krauss (BGPA) and Dr Paul Nevill (BGPA). Industry partner: Karara Mining Ltd.
  • Molecular systematics of the genus Lepidosperma (Cyperaceae). (2009 - 2013) Chief Investigators: Dr Matthew Barrett (BGPA) and Dr Russell Barrett (BGPA).